Darlin was watching the "Rooster Cogburn" movie with the Duke and Hepburn.
I decided to look up Hepburn. WHOA! I knew she came from hoity toity... but MAN!
Here are some of the fruits of my little mini-fox hole. (Doesn't really rate as a rabbit hole, imho!)>
Katharine Hepburn's background
Katharine Hepburns Mother: KATHARINE MARTHA HOUGHTON HEPBURN
Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn (February 2, 1878 March 17, 1951) was an American feminist social reformer and a leader of the suffrage movement in the United States. Hepburn served as president of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association before joining the National Woman's Party. Alongside Margaret Sanger, Hepburn co-founded the organization that would become Planned Parenthood. She was the mother of Academy Award-winning actress Katharine Hepburn. ..
Katharine Martha Houghton was born on February 2, 1878 in Buffalo, New York to Caroline Garlinghouse and Alfred Augustus Houghton, a member of the Houghton family of Corning Incorporated glass works. She was named in part after her maternal grandmother, Martha Ann Spaulding Garlinghouse.
After the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in 1920, members of the Democratic Party asked Hepburn [Kathryn Hepburns mom] to run for the US Senate. Though Dr. Hepburn supported his wife's work, he did not wish that she campaign for office. She subsequently declined the offer.
Kathryn Hepburns Father: THOMAS N. HEPBURN
Houghton met and marriedThomas N. Hepburn - doctor trained at Johns Hopkins Medical School.
Kathryn Hepburns siblings:
Thomas Houghton Tom Hepburn (19051921) Katharine Houghton Hepburn (19072003), actress Richard Houghton Dick Hepburn (19112000), playwright Dr. Robert Houghton Bob Hepburn (19132007), urologist Marion Houghton Hepburn Grant (19181986), historian, author, and social activist Margaret Houghton Peg Hepburn Perry (19202006), librarian and farmer
Personal interests [still talking Katherine Hepburn's mom]
A socialist sympathizer, Hepburn was a Marxist. Aside from her work and family, she enjoyed political debate, current events, Russian history, the works of William Shakespeare and Bernard Shaw, and golf. She did not care for movies, preferring instead the theatre. Her daughter Katharine mused that it was "curious that Fate gave her a movie-queen daughter.
Katharine Hepburn has Corning Glass company connections.
As of 2014, Corning had five major business sectors: display technologies, environmental technologies, life sciences, optical communications, and specialty materials. Corning is involved in two joint ventures: Dow Corning and Pittsburgh Corning. Quest Diagnostics and Covance were spun off from Corning in 1996. Corning is one of the main suppliers to Apple Inc. since working with Steve Jobs in 2007 to develop the iPhone. It is one of the worlds biggest glassmakers. Corning won the National Medal of Technology and Innovation four times for its product and process innovations.
I did not read the links carefully, but from what I read, her grandmother Carolyn and her brother were suicides or suspected suicides. She found her brothers body.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houghton_family - interesting list of people
The whole family is definitely tied in with the progressives/power elite and I can see why they would be interested in fueling the "dream machine."
here’s a link you might find useful. The adoption part is still in draft form but you can at least see names
Well, in interviews she always had that I know better than thou attitude, so now I know why.
Wow! That is just one Hollywood type at random! I have been thinking about all these celebs that so easily “adopt” kids. We will get to the bottom of this hole!