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Old 03-12-2005, 04:25 PM
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Are Kathrine Hepburn and Kate Mulgrew related?

The resemblance is uncanny. Are they related?
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Old 03-12-2005, 04:28 PM
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I doubt it, but she's played her onstage.
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Old 03-12-2005, 04:31 PM
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I don't think so. I don't think Kate had any children.
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Old 03-12-2005, 06:51 PM
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ivylass is correct. Kate Mulgrew comes from a big Irish Catholic family in the Midwest, and I'm pretty sure Hepburn was an only child.

They do resemble each other, admittedly.
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Old 03-12-2005, 06:54 PM
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It's the voices, especially. It's uncanny.
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Old 03-12-2005, 07:04 PM
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Hepburn had four brothers and sisters and remained very active in the lives of her neices and nephews (and grand neices and nephews) apparently right up to her death.
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Old 03-12-2005, 07:14 PM
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I don't think so. I don't think Kate had any children.
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ivylass is correct. Kate Mulgrew comes from a big Irish Catholic family in the Midwest, and I'm pretty sure Hepburn was an only child.
Am I being whoosed? Becuase i can't see how either of these could possibly be relevant to the issue of whether they are related.

Katharine is older than kate, so whether kate had children is irrelevant.

Even if Katherine is an only child it does not stop her from having children of her own, one of which could easily have been Kate.
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Old 03-12-2005, 07:29 PM
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ivylass was calling Hepburn "Kate," which a lot of people did.
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Old 03-12-2005, 07:47 PM
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ivylass was calling Hepburn "Kate," which a lot of people did.
I had no idea, what a coincidence!

It would have been usefull to know that before my previous post.
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Old 03-12-2005, 08:50 PM
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Katherine Hepburn had no children. She was not, though, an only child.

Her niece, Katherine Houghton, played her daughter in the movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
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Old 03-12-2005, 10:18 PM
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Am I being whoosed? Becuase i can't see how either of these could possibly be relevant to the issue of whether they are related.

Katharine is older than kate, so whether kate had children is irrelevant.

Even if Katherine is an only child it does not stop her from having children of her own, one of which could easily have been Kate.
Katherine Hepburn did not have any children. She was married, once, but unsuccessfully (in her own estimation) and made repeated statements lambasting Hollywood and society at large about having no use for a woman who wasn't a baby factory. (Although she put it in much more dramatic language than that, I'm certain.)

She did have four (five) siblings, with one brother who killed himself as an adolescent. I can't find from IMDb that she was of any relation to Kate Mulgrew, and the similarity (sharp facial features and a hard-edged voice) are somewhat superficial rather than uncanny. Still, Mulgrew probably provided a much better choice to play her than the caricatured performance offered by Cate Blanchet (in The Aviator). Was anyone else a creeped out about that as I was?

Kate (Hepburn) was one of a kind...unfortunately. She always managed to bring something extra to her films, a sort of inextinguishable flame. And, as much as her pairings with Tracy were vaunted, I think she played off of Cary Grant much better.

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