UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014
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Helen Mirren named Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year

Helen Mirren named Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals says British actress Helen Mirren will be the recipient of its 2014 Woman of the Year Award.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 12, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 12, 2012.
By United Press International
Former Hepburn homestead for sale

Former Hepburn homestead for sale

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The extensively renovated Connecticut estate of late screen icon Katharine Hepburn is up for sale for $28 million, The Hartford Courant reported.
Blanchett to hand out Oscars

Blanchett to hand out Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Australian actress Cate Blanchett will be a presenter at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the telecast's producers said.
'On Golden Pond' boat back in the water

'On Golden Pond' boat back in the water

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Minnesota man who bought one of the wood-hull boats used in the movie "On Golden Pond" took it for a trip on Forest Lake Thursday.

Postal Service unveils 2010 stamp program

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday its 2010 stamps will feature Mother Teresa and actress Katharine Hepburn.

'Golden Pond' boat on eBay

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A floating piece of U.S. cinematic history -- one of the boats used in the filming of the Oscar-winning "On Golden Pond" -- is up for sale on eBay.

Hepburn Center may invigorate Conn. town

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A former Wall Street executive says the town of Old Saybrook, Conn., will likely benefit from the creation of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 12, 2008.
By United Press International

Hepburn documents go to NY library

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The estate of actress Katharine Hepburn has given the New York Public Library a treasure trove of letters, journals and photos chronicling her theater career.

Close to portray Hepburn in play

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Glenn Close will play screen legend Katharine Hepburn in a production of John Dayton's play, "Spence and Me," Variety reported.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, May 12, 2007.
By United Press International

Life magazine arrives 41 years late

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., May 7 (UPI) -- A Traverse City, Mich., woman received a curious piece of mail -- an issue of Life magazine meant for delivery in July 1966.
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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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