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1938 On September 21st, 1938, it came without warning. As the story goes, Katharine Hepburn was out playing golf in Fenwick as the monster storm was approaching. Hepburn and many other rode out the storm in Fenwick. She stated in her 1991 book that 95% of her personal belongings were either lost or destroyed, including her 1932 Oscar which was later found intact.

Katharine Hepburn nearly died in the 1938 Long Island Express Hurricane. of her personal belongings were either lost or destroyed, including her 1932 Oscar, which was later found.

Katharine Hepburn sits amid the rubble left after the 1938 hurricane at Fenwick. (Follow the story and read about Hepburn and the hurricane).

1938 Katharine Hepburn on surviving the “Long Island Express” hurricane: “My God. It was something devastating–and unreal–like the beginning of the world–or the end of it–and I slogged and sloshed,.

Kate Hepburn gathering keepsakes from 1938 Hurricane   This picture was from the Connecticut Historical Society. So vast was her love of Fenwick, she would rebuild the home within one year, raising it several feet to try and keep any more storms at bay and stronger, out of brick, not wood. Nearly 60 years later that brick has held up just fine, leave it to Kate.

Katharine Hepburn Co. digging through the rubble of her Hepburn home after the New England hurricane of

Katharine Hepburn amid the remains of her home in Old Saybrook after the Hurricane of '38. (Follow the link to read about Hepburn and the hurricane).

On September New England was hit by a Category 3 hurricane. Many names were given to the storm including the Great New England Hurricane, Yankee Clipper, Great Hurricane of and Long…

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"Sylvia Scarlett" (Kate Hepburn as the boy Cary Grant has a crush on. Confused yet?

Katharine Hepburn during the filming of A Long Day’s Journey into Night, 1961. Photo by Bob Henriques.

Katharine Hepburn during the filming of A Long...

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