Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Katherine Hepburn~Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn
The out Hollywood biographer Bill Mann published a new biography of Katharine Hepburn late last year titled, Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn. In it Mann talks about, among other things, the boy who was Jimmy Hepburn. Who the hell is Jimmy Hepburn? Jimmy was the "true identity" of Katharine Hepburn.
According to Mann, as a child Hepburn created an identity she called Jimmy. This was who Hepburn truly believed herself to be - a boy named Jimmy Hepburn. Mann explains that Hepburn actually had 3 personalities: Jimmy, Kath, and Kate. Jimmy was her true self, Kath was the female she presented to her family, and Kate was the actress and Hollywood legend we all knew. It's some very interesting insight.