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Katharine Hepburn dead at 96

It seems inappropriate to feel saddened by Hepburn’s passing. She lived a full life, and something tells me she wouldn’t approve of lugubrious mourning. It’s not like we don’t have several decades’ worth of films to remember her by, after all. Yet, it is sad when a film legend dies, because we’ve gotten to know them a little bit over the years, and there may never be another of their quality. We’ve lost some good ones in recent years. James Stewart, Stanley Kubrick, George C. Scott, Billy Wilder and Gregory Peck leap to mind. And now Katharine Hepburn.

The Hollywood Reporter can fill you in on some of the significant details about Hepburn’s life and career. Let me just say that if there’s a better romantic comedy than "Holiday," I haven’t seen it, and it’s as Linda Seton that I remember Ms. Hepburn above any of the other characters I’ve seen her play. Chances are you have your own Linda Seton.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Mac on June 30, 2003 1:38 PM
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