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The Greater Hepburn?

Time for a [italic]preference[/italic] poll!

by Anonymousreply 1705/25/2013

Damn -- that's a tough one, OP.

by Anonymousreply 105/24/2013

I actually couldn't vote because I couldn't choose between them. When you're at that level of greatness, ranking becomes just arbitrary.

by Anonymousreply 205/24/2013

Were they distantly related?

by Anonymousreply 305/25/2013

They weren't related.

by Anonymousreply 405/25/2013

Kate, of course. Audrey was a lightweight.

by Anonymousreply 505/25/2013

I don't like either.

by Anonymousreply 605/25/2013

Both leave me cold

by Anonymousreply 705/25/2013

Katherine Hepburn was the greatest actress. She was fascinating, interesting; she had personality; she was a Hollywood legend and defined the term 'movie star.'

Audrey was great at grace and refinement. She was a star, but she didn't have the presence and stature of the great Kate.

by Anonymousreply 805/25/2013

I like them both, but I give the edge to Kate, if only for "The Lion in Winter."

by Anonymousreply 905/25/2013

Audrey was one of the few actresses who could make Kate seem completely unaffected.

by Anonymousreply 1005/25/2013

[quote]Audrey was one of the few actresses who could make Kate seem completely unaffected.

Now, [italic]that's[/italic] impressive.

by Anonymousreply 1105/25/2013

Right, Audrey was rather twee.

by Anonymousreply 1205/25/2013

[quote]Right, Audrey was rather twee.

True, at least Katharine wasn't quite so wishy-washy.

by Anonymousreply 1305/25/2013

Audrey was utterly charming, but Kate made more great films.

Audrey never made anything like "The African Queen".

by Anonymousreply 1405/25/2013

Audrey did more social work than Kate, who was admittedly very self-centered. At least Audrey did UNICEF. Plus, she seemed like a nicer person all-around.

by Anonymousreply 1505/25/2013

" Plus, she seemed like a nicer person all-around."

Not so, K. Hepburn gave $$ to Planned Parenthood and was supergenerous with her staff, many of whom stayed with her for DECADES.

by Anonymousreply 1605/25/2013

[quote]Audrey was utterly charming, but Kate made more great films.

Katharine definitely ruined more potentially great movies by appearing in them. Audrey's filmography was less extensive, so she ultimately played fewer parts that would've been better played by another actress.

by Anonymousreply 1705/25/2013
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