Sunday, October 14, 2012

Notable Skeptic #3 Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn was an American actress of stage and screen. She was in the Broadway play The Philadelphia Story. Katharine purchased the screen rights to The Philadelphia Story and in 1940 reprised her role in the screen adaptation earning her a third Oscar nomination. 

In 1981 she stared in On Golden Pond with Henry Fonda. Her performance in this film brought her total Oscar nominations to twelve and total Oscar wins to four. 

Katharine remained an active actress through the early 1990’s until her health started to fade. 

In an interview, billed as her “most candid”, that appeared in the October 1991 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, Hepburn said, “I’m an atheist, and that’s it. I believe there’s nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for each other.” pg. 215

She passed away June 29, 2003 at the age of 93.

The Notable Skeptics series will range from celebrities, scientists, authors, etc. Some will be known on a smaller scale for the work they do for charities and their communities. All quotes or implications of skepticism will be referenced with a link. I will not claim anyone as a notable skeptic unless I have 100% verified facts. Some will be easier than others. I use the word "skeptic" to imply one or more of these terms; atheist, agnostic, humanist, secularist or non-religious.

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