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The Personal History of Katherine Hepburn

Biographer Barbara Leaming has written a new biography of Katharine Hepburn, which places the actress' life in the context of her family's history: one of tragic and political importance. Katherine Hepburn's grandfather committed suicide, as did her brother. Hepburn's mother was a major figure in the radical suffrage movement, and a friend of Margaret Sanger.


Other segments from the episode on May 8, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 8, 1995: Interview with Tony Varone and Donald Pearce; Interview with Barbara Leaming; Review of Steve Beresford's album "Steve Beresford Signals for Tea."


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