Kate: The Woman Who Was Katharine Hepburn

Author(s): William J. Mann

Biography & Memoir

William J. Mann charts the journey by which Kathy Hepburn of Hartford, Connecticut, became the star who dazzled audiences for decades in the company of such luminaries as Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, and, most memorably, Spencer Tracy, with whom she made nine movies and conducted a long off-screen romance. Hepburn won her fourth Oscar aged seventy-four and across seventy years in the public eye, she was a cut above the usual screen queen. Now, William J. Mann looks beyond the legend to consider apart the life and the persona of Katharine Hepburn, from her movies, her loves, her bisexuality and her extraordinary life in the golden age of film-making.


Product Information

"'A significant biography.' Gore Vidal"

William J. Mann is the author of Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood 1910-1969, Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines and Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger.

General Fields

  • : 9780571229789
  • : Faber and Faber
  • : Faber and Faber
  • : November 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William J. Mann
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 791.43028092
  • : 656
  • : Biography & autobiography: film, television, music, theatre; Individual actors & performers; Film theory & criticism