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Katharine Hepburn

Katharine HepburnKatharine Hepburn is my all time favorite actress and a person I greatly admire. I’ve watched all of her films and seen her on the stage several times. I can’t say enough about her; I just love her. Even her weaker films (of which, there are very few) are easy for me to watch. I have always been fascinated by her acting and her personality.

All through this site, I will refer to Ms. Hepburn as “Kate”. I take such liberties because, although I never got to meet her when she was alive, she has been an important influence on my life and therefore, I feel close enough to call her by her first name. Somehow I don’t think she would have minded.

There was a time when she, through her films, gave me support that cannot be measured. I had just gone through a break up of my marriage and come back to Philadelphia (I now live in California) with no place to live and no job. While I stayed with friends and looked for work, I noticed that there just happened to be a Katharine Hepburn Film Festival going on at a local movie theater. I spent all my free time, during that week, seeing all of Kate’s old films and to this day, I thank her for the pleasure seeing each film gave me, as well as, helping me get through a particularly rough time in my life.

Back in 2001 it took me over 3 months to create a site for her and, and now I’ve moved it here as one of the prominent sections on CMF. Its very extensive, meaning it will take time to view all of the information provided here and I hope you’ll enjoy the journey. I had lots of fun creating it and I’m sure you will like learning about Kate, just like I did. Enjoy your visit!

Lynn Powell Dougherty
site first published July 15, 2001 moved to CMF November, 2013.

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  1. I have always admired “Kate” … a woman before her time … I try to see her movies shows and The Kate whenever possible and would be very interested in any showing in 2015

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