KATHARINE HEPBURN - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 06/08/1996 - HFSID 264509
KATHARINE HEPBURN The world-famous performer and actress sent this signed typed note of thanks Typed Note Signed: "'Hep' -", ¼ page, 5½x8½. No place, June 8, 1996. On her personal stationery to Paul Burke.
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KATHARINE HEPBURN The world-famous performer and actress sent this signed typed note of thanks Typed Note Signed: "'Hep' -", ¼ page, 5½x8½. No place, June 8, 1996. On her personal stationery to Paul Burke. In Full: "Thank you for Flip - He'll be my symbol -". In 1994, two years before she signed this letter, Hepburn had been coached out of retirement by Warren Beatty to play his aristocratic grand-aunt in Love Affair. Although suffering from a progressive neurological disease that caused her head to shake uncontrollably, Hepburn not only shone in her role in the film, but went on to appear in three made-for-TV movies. In 1996, she lent her voice to The Line King: Al Hirschfeld and appeared as herself in archival footage on the TV special, The Good, The Bad & The Beautiful. Stage, screen, and television actress Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003) was nominated for 12 Academy Awards for Best Actress, winning four: Morning Glory (1934), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1969) and On Golden Pond (1982). She won an Emmy for Love Among the Ruins (1975). Altogether, she notched 12 Oscar, 5 Emmy and 2 Tony nominations. Like many film actors and actresses, she first broke into show business on the stage, making her first appearances on Broadway in 1928 with roles in Night Hostess and These Days. She returned to Broadway frequently throughout her career, sometimes to rehabilitate her public image. Her final role on Broadway was in the comedy The West Side Waltz (1982), which she starred in. In 1932, she made her first appearance in a film, starring in A Bill of Divorcement alongside John Barrymore. Over the decades, she played opposite most of her era's biggest stars, including Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne, Laurence Olivier, Henry Fonda, and Spencer Tracy, the latter of whom she made nine films with. Her intimate relationship with Tracy spanned 26 years (until his death in 1967) and is the most famous extramarital affair in the history of Hollywood. Tracy was married to Louise Tracy, but the two had been estranged for years. Later in life, Hepburn starred in several television movies, the last being One Christmas (1994). In 1991, she published an autobiography titled Me: Stories of My Life. To the present day, Hepburn remains a significant cultural icon due to her prolific career and disregard for the Hollywood social scene and its conventions at the time. After she divorced in 1934, she never married again, choosing to live independently for the rest of her life. Her career floundered at times, particularly in the years just before WWII broke out from 1934-1940. This can be partially attributed to her poor relationship with the press, whom she refused to deal with cordially in many cases. She was named the greatest female star in the history of Hollywood by the American Film Institute in 1999, although naturally some disagree with this assessment. Lightly creased. Mid-horizontal fold touches the quotation marks she has written around her signature. Fine condition.
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