Catherine Shoard reviews Kate: That Katharine Hepburn swung both ways is not, on reflection, too big a bombshell. She called herself 'Jimmy'.
She won her first golf tournament aged She spent three decades with someone called Phyllis. There were other hints, too — 'I wouldn't give you hepburn men for any one woman,' she once insisted. No, the shock of William J.
Mann's jumbo revisionist biography is just how many people round her were similarly inclined. First out of the closet is Katharine's brother, Tom, just 15 when he killed himself, probably as a result of his sexual nude.
Likewise her biographers: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood.