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May 18, 2020

Katharine Hepburn’s Friend Peter Reveals Intimate Details about the Late Actress’ Life

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A close friend of Katharine Hepburn has shared little-known facts about the life of the iconic actress. For one, Peter Bulkeley said the star cherished her life on seclusion in Connecticut.

He shared that Hepburn would spend her time in her family's Fenwick house in Hartford, Connecticut, every summer. Every time Hepburn was in Fenwick, neighbors would not make a fuss, as reported by Closer Weekly.

"We were in awe of what she accomplished but not in awe of her personally. She was just one of us," he said, referring to the very private Hepburn.

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HEPBURN'S ROMANTIC LIFE

While she values her privacy and independence, Hepburn also enjoyed some romance. In 1935, she dated Howard Hughes. But their relationship only lasted until 1938.

A few years later, she dated Spencer Tracy, a married man whom she adored so much. "You could see it in the way she looked at him and patted his arm," Bulkeley said.

Although they couldn't go out together in public, Hepburn's affair with Tracy lasted for 27 years. Tracy died of a heart attack in 1967, leaving Hepburn devastated.

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A WELL-DECORATED ACTRESS

Hepburn was a well-decorated actress during her time. She won multiple awards for the films she was part of, as shown in her to IDMB profile.

Her 1933 film, "Morning Glory," won Hepburn her first Academy Award. She also received several award nominations for the movie she had starred in from the 40s until the 80s.

As her health declined, Hepburn spent her remaining years in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

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A SPIRITED PERFORMER

The 1981 film, "On Golden Pond," earned Hepburn her fourth and last Oscar Award. She continued making films such as "The Love Affair" and "One Christmas" in 1994, which were her last movie appearances.

As her health declined, Hepburn spent her remaining years in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. The iconic stage and film actress died in 2003, at the age of 96, as reported by Britannica.

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The actress was known as a spirited performer with unique eccentricities. Growing up, she was taught to be outspoken since her mother was a leader of a women's suffrage movement.

Because of her strength of character, Hepburn was previously considered by old Hollywood as among the undesirable leading ladies then. The actress was also known for her brisk upper-class New England accent and tomboyish beauty.

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Another late actress who has made a big impact on Hollywood is Mary Tyler Moore. Ed Asner recently talked about his previous date with the iconic actress, describing Moore as an aggressive kisser.

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