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Remembering Katharine Hepburn's Stage Legacy

Screen legend Katharine Hepburn died Sunday at her home in Saybrook, Conn. She was 96. Although most people remember Hepburn for her film roles, the actress began her career on Broadway. Even after becoming a Hollywood star, she continued to appear on stage frequently. NPR's Bob Mondello saw Hepburn perform live twice and offers an appreciation.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.