Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Katharine Hepburn, right, on her way to visit her mother in Connecticut, Feb. 7, 1947.
>Reasons to love Katharine Hepburn: 2. She has as many wisdom teeth as she has Academy Awards
The very last time I saw her, I walked right over to her in her chair in the living room, sat next to her, kissed her. She seemed to know me a little. There were two large picture books - one with a shot of Bogie from The African Queen - one of Spence. As I showed each to her and spoke to her of these two men who meant so much to her, she miraculously seemed to brighten and understand.
That day, when I was about to leave, she said: “Please stay.” After I had stayed for a half hour longer, I leant over and kissed her cheeks many times, after which she looked at me and whispered: “Thank you.” So touching - so sweet. I wondered how much she knew. It mattered not. She knew something ~ Lauren Bacall