Dragon Digital Radio

Katharine Hepburn

July 3, 2020

HCC film professors Marie Westhaver and Mike Giuliano devote this episode to one of the most iconic actors in Hollywood history, Katharine Hepburn. Born into a professionally accomplished and socially progressive New England family, Hepburn inherited strong convictions and a fierce belief in herself. Among Hepburn's early roles, Marie singles out "Little Women" (1933). Like fast-talking characters in a Hollywood screwball comedy, Marie and Mike share their enthusiasm for films including "Bringing Up Baby" (1938), "The Philadelphia Story" (1940), "Woman of the Year" (1942), "The African Queen" (1951), "Suddenly Last Summer" (1959), "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967), and "On Golden Pond" (1981). And, yes, they also talk about Hepburn's onscreen and off screen relationship with Spencer Tracy.