Belief

Katharine Hepburn on altruism


“I’ve never felt the slightest interest in the ‘next world’. I think it’s here, and I think anything good that you’re going to do, you should do for other people here, and not do anything to make yourself have a happy time in the next world.”

—Katharine Hepburn, atheist

On June 29, 2003, Hepburn died of natural causes at Fenwick, the Hepburn family home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. She was 96 years old, and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut in the family plot. In honor of her extensive theater work, the lights of Broadway were dimmed for an hour. In 2004, in accordance with Hepburn’s wishes, her personal effects were put up for auction with Sotheby’s in New York.

“Season 6, Episode 23.” The Dick Cavett Show. ABC, Los Angeles. 2 Oct. 1973.

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