Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, April 8 (UPI) -- Age is a many splendored thing except in Tinseltown, a burgh dedicated to young audiences and servile to youthful talent.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

The annual Academy Awards madness is over again and the show-within-a-show winner for most undressed actress this year was ... The envelope please.
VERNON SCOTT, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, March 4 (UPI) -- Fully half the 20 actors and actresses nominated for Academy Awards this year are foreign born, most of them from England.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Only one show business awards program has been discontinued in the memory of any living human being or press agent.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Oscar nominations generally run to form

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- As usual, the announcement of the nominees for the Academy Awards provided a blend of fulfilled expectations, mild surprises and the occasional eyebrow-raising
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Sidney Poitier to receive honorary Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it will present an honorary Oscar to Sidney Poitier.

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A list of New Year's resolutions and wishes for stars and celebrities for 2002:
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

By United Press International


DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

VideoView -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's new on the home video scene...
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Christmas With Mommie Dearest

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A Christmas show in drag that became a holiday tradition in San Francisco is trying to do the same in New York with every sign of success.

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- 'Tis said love makes the world go 'round.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Of Human Interest: News-lite

PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

News from the entertainment capital

PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Among Tinseltown's great delusions are "insiders," individuals claiming they know most of the town's secrets.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International
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Katharine Hepburn
NYP2003070112 - NEW YORK, JULY 1 (UPI) -- A single rose rests on the New York City park sign for actress Katharine Hepburn which is located near the United Nations. Ms. Hepburn, a four time Oscar Award winning actress died on June 29 at the age of 96. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Raised in Connecticut by wealthy parents, Hepburn turned to acting after graduation. Favorable reviews of her work on stage in 1932 brought her to the notice of Hollywood. After a few early film successes, including her first Academy Award, for Morning Glory, Hepburn endured a string of flops, which led to her being voted "box office poison". She arranged with playwright Philip Barry to write a play with her in mind, one that smoothed over her prickly public image. This play, The Philadelphia Story, turned out to be a huge success on Broadway. Securing the film rights for herself with the help of Howard Hughes, Hepburn sold them to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on the condition that she reprise her leading role as Tracy Lord. The hit film adaptation revived her flagging career.

Throughout her six-decade career, Hepburn co-starred with screen legends including Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby, Holiday, The Philadelphia Story), Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen), John Wayne (Rooster Cogburn), Laurence Olivier (Love Among the Ruins) and Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond). Her most successful pairing was with Spencer Tracy, with whom she made a string of hit pictures, starting with 1942's Woman of the Year. The last of their nine films together was Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), which was completed shortly before Tracy's death.

Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four out of 12 nominations. She won an Emmy Award in 1976 for her lead role in Love Among the Ruins, and was nominated for four other Emmys, two Tony Awards and eight Golden Globes. In 1999, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema.

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