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    Default Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey both bi-sexual...

    The epic romance of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy was a fable cultivated by Hepburn to hide their bisexuality, according to an exhaustive new biography of the actress.
    Film historian William J. Mann writes in "Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn," that the two "sexually complicated" screen legends had an enduring companionship but were only briefly passionate and never lived together intimately.

    Hepburn herself fostered the belief that she and "Spenc-ah" could never marry because he was a devout Catholic committed to Louise Treadwell, his wife of 43 years. But Mann, who draws on never-before-seen documents and interviews with people who wouldn't talk while Hepburn was alive, writes that Tracy's interests lay elsewhere.

    It was at gay director George Cukor's estate that he met a Hollywood hustler identified as "Scotty," a mechanic who staffed his gas station with "handsome young bucks, just home from the war" who for $20 were "happy to wash their hands (or not) and take a trip with a client to the back room," Mann writes.

    "Tracy would always be drinking when I arrived," Scotty told Mann. "He'd get so loaded. He'd sit there at the table drinking from five o'clock in the afternoon until two in the morning, when he'd fall onto the bed and ask me to join him. ... And in the morning he'd act like nothing happened."

    Hepburn's notorious relationship with American Express heiress Laura Harding wasn't "lesbian," but it certainly was sexual, Mann believes. He writes: "Hepburn admitted as much to friends like James Prideaux, cutting him off with a shrill 'Of course!' when he asked ... as if the subject were simply too obvious and boring to belabor."

    Mann also delves into speculation about Hepburn's relationship with "Nightline" anchor Cynthia McFadden, almost 50 years the screen legend's junior.

    Debunking the rumor that McFadden was Spencer and Tracy's love child, Mann writes that McFadden was 25 when, strolling down the beach near Hepburn's Connecticut home in the early '80s, she met the woman she'd long admired.

    "You look like me," Hepburn told the quick, lithe beauty.

    "Kate fell in love with Cindy," one friend told Mann. "She wasn't expecting a relationship with her, but there's no question she was enchanted. ... Kate was dazzled."

    Some of Hepburn's intimates grew suspicious of the young woman's intentions. But producer John Dayton championed McFadden as a true supporter: "She was one of those people who loved Kate and who were not out to get something from Kate. And I can't say that about everyone
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    I'm kind not sure whether to believe this or not, although it kind of makes sense, in light of the many rumors about her. But Spence bi? Wow, that kind of shocks me.
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    * this is not news to me; I knew Kate Hepburn was a big ole' lesbian and Spencer Tracey was an alcoholic so they had a wierd wierd ass codependent type relationship but yeah its common knowledge that Kate liked the girls...and maybe his alcoholism was a result of his conflicted feeling towards his sexual preferences, afterall these were different times and his life was under the magnifying glass as a famous actor so he seems to have been quite a masochist if he chose to be an actor who had to hide his homosexuality so severely.

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    The suspicions have been uttered before about Kate, but I knew
    nothing about Spencer Tracy.

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    Either way, I always find these "tell all" books based on rumors and innuendo AFTER all concerned parties are dead and gone, very cheap, regardless the nature of the alleged exposed "truths".
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    Hepburn's notorious relationship with American Express heiress Laura Harding wasn't "lesbian," but it certainly was sexual ...

    If she was having sex with another woman, then it was 'lesbian'. Wtf else would it be?

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    Whatever, the Tracey/Hepburn love story was absolutely genuine whether they were bi or not.
    How can you trust anything that bleeds for 3 days every month but doesn't die?

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    Interesting. And I agree A*O about the love affair--wonder why they are trying to discount this now...

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    I've been living under a rock. I didn't know anything about any of this

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    Think she was "friendly" with Martina Navratalova..(sp?)

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    They lived together at least a few days out of each week for years, it was she who found him dead in front of the refridgerator. She didn't go to the funeral out of respect for his wife. Don't think he was bisexual...if he was, he didn't know it LOLOL

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    I'm not that shocked. I always just thought it was common knowledge that KH was a lesbian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aabbcc View Post
    Hepburn's notorious relationship with American Express heiress Laura Harding wasn't "lesbian," but it certainly was sexual ...

    If she was having sex with another woman, then it was 'lesbian'. Wtf else would it be?
    I was wondering the exact same thing. If it's sexual, it's lesbian, isn't it?

    Ah, anyway, I don't care. I hate those "Great, she's dead, now we can finally spill it all" biographies.

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