He was Pops and I was Kitten and we kept those names till the day he died. If I was ever in trouble or happy times or he would sense or know that I needed his big bear-like arms around me, he would send the most wonderful telegrams and it was always just to Kitten and always signed Pops. And we kept that wonderful supportive friendship that meant so much to me. And years would go by, we were always Pops and Kitten.
“I just really loved Spence—he—well I said to him just the other day—You know my friend—you just get to me—and he did—I was lucky—”
Katharine Hepburn in a letter to J. J. Cohn dated June 12, 1967
On January 12, 1957, good friends Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn called to visit. Katharine recounted of their visit that, as they left, “He (Bogie) looked up at Spencer with the most rueful smile and said, ‘Goodbye Spence,’ and you could tell that he meant it. He’d always said, ‘Goodnight’ before. When we went downstairs, Spence looked at me and said, ‘Bogie’s going to die.’”The next morning, Lauren went to pick their children up from Sunday school. Humphrey nodded as she left and nonchalantly said, “Good bye, kid”. Upon her return, Lauren found Humphrey in a coma — a coma he was never to wake from. The next morning, at 2:25am, Humphrey passed away and Lauren was left a widow at 32.
I was lucky to be the one.
Tracy & Hepburn | 1941 - 1967
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy share a laugh on the set of “Guess who’s coming to dinner”.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give— which is everything. -KH
The only thing that matters is what they feel, and how much they feel, for each other. And if it’s half of what we felt— that’s everything. -ST
In the scene near the end where Spencer Tracy gives his memorable soliloquy, Katharine Hepburn can be seen crying in the background. This was not acting: she knew how gravely ill her longtime lover was and was moved by his remarks about how true love endures through the years.
This is the day of awesome Classic Hollywood birthdays. Happy Birthday to:
Bette Davis | 5 April 1908 - 6 October 1989
Gregory Peck | 5 April 1916 - 12 June 2003
Spencer Tracy | 5 April 1900 - 10 June 1967
Melvyn Douglas | 5 April 1901 - 4 August 1981
Quite late, but I’ve been so busy!
I bought “Father of the bride”, is it a good movie? Should I watch it now?
Thank you for all the answers! I’ll watch it!
Classic Hollywood links. Everything is connected (:
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in “Adam’s rib”. Spencer Tracy and Ingrid Bergman in “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”. Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart in “Casablanca”. Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn in “Sabrina”. Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant in “Charade”. Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in “Bringing up baby”.