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Woman of the Year (19-Jan-1942)

Director: George Stevens

Writers: Ring Lardner, Jr.; Michael Kanin

Musical Score: Franz Waxman

Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Keywords: Romantic Comedy

Tess, a sophisticated radio commentator, and Sam, down-to-earth sportswriter, feud and then fall in love. And while Sam admires his wife's independence, she finds it difficult to make time for him or even consult him for major decisions. Hepburn's Tess is modeled after Dorothy Thompson. Won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay; Katharine Hepburn received a nomination for Best Actress. Entered 1999 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Fay Bainter
Actor
7-Dec-1891 16-Apr-1968 Jezebel
William Bendix
Actor
14-Jan-1906 14-Dec-1964 The Life of Riley
Sara Haden
Actor
17-Nov-1899 15-Sep-1981 The Shop Around the Corner
Katharine Hepburn
Actor
12-May-1907 29-Jun-2003 The Philadelphia Story
Roscoe Karns
Actor
7-Sep-1891 6-Feb-1970 It Happened One Night
Reginald Owen
Actor
5-Aug-1887 5-Nov-1972 Prolific character actor
Spencer Tracy
Actor
5-Apr-1900 10-Jun-1967 Two consecutive Best Actor Oscars
Minor Watson
Actor
22-Dec-1889 28-Jul-1965 Guadalcanal Diary

CAST

Spencer Tracy   ...   Sam Craig
Katharine Hepburn   ...   Tess Harding
With
Fay Bainter   ...   Ellen Whitcomb
Reginald Owen   ...   Clayton
Minor Watson   ...   William J. Harding
William Bendix   ...   "Pinkie" Peters
Gladys Blake   ...   Flo Peters
Dan Tobin   ...   Gerald Howe
Roscoe Karns   ...   Phil Whittaker
William Tannen   ...   Ellis
Ludwig Stossel   ...   Dr. Lubbeck
Sara Haden   ...   Matron
Edith Evanson   ...   Alma
George Kezas   ...   Chris

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