Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center -- Film and Theater, Civic Engagement, Women's Health

Video Clips from the Launch Gala

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Excerpts from the Katharine Hepburn Tribute Video

Commissioned by the College from Lafayette Hill Studios, this 16-minute video about Katharine Hepburn '28 includes interviews with Hepburn friends and intimates, actors and filmmakers who worked with and were inspired by her, former Bryn Mawr College presidents Mary Patterson McPherson and Harris Wofford, and President Nancy J. Vickers. A version of it was shown at the gala celebration in Verizon Hall. Click on the screen shot below to watch the video from the College's streaming server. It will open in a new window.

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Video Clips of the Gala Awards Ceremony

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Screen legend Lauren Bacall captivates the audience with a tale of typical Hepburn mischief and compensatory generosity and offers a heartfelt tribute to her much-admired, "always surprising" friend and mentor.

Actress Blythe Danner, who grew up just a few minutes from Bryn Mawr in Rosemont, Pa., comments on the importance of the Hepburn women, women's education and Bryn Mawr College.

Mistress of Ceremonies Cynthia McFadden of ABC's Nightline recounts a touching moment in the decades-long Hepburn-Bacall friendship and performs her "Top Ten Quotable Hepburn Quotes."

Betsy Gauthier '07, a psychology major from Roselle, N.J., who is on the premedical track, discusses the Hepburn women's defiance of expectations that can limit achievement.

Gilda Rodriguez '06, a double major in French and feminist and gender studies who hails from Mexico City, speaks about making choices.

Laura Kramer '07, a double major in political science and Spanish from St. Paul, Minn., discusses Hepburn's sense of adventure and the need to encourage independent thinking and risk-taking

Laura Sockol '07, a double major in English and psychology who hails from Levittown, Pa., speaks about getting at "the meat" of life -- a passionate engagement that can be shared by vegetarians and carnivores alike.

Adama Ordu '07, a Spanish major with a minor in growth and structure of cities, is the daughter of a Nigerian father and a Welsh mother. She discusses Who's Coming to Dinner and the ability of Hepburn's powerful presence to cross boundaries.

Nora Sidoti '07, a theater major and English minor from New York City, recalls how Hepburn's films, especially The African Queen, have inspired her to persist in speaking up for her beliefs and pursuing her dreams.