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Old 02-04-05, 01:39 PM   #1
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What Disease did Katharine Hepburn Have?

My friend is convinced its NOT parkinsons disease, online biographies call it 'a neurological disorder'

Anyone know for sure?
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Old 02-04-05, 01:43 PM   #2
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According to her IMDB page:
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Does not suffer from Parkinson's disease. She set the record straight in the 1993 TV documentary Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993) (TV), which she narrated herself. Quote: "Now to squash a rumor. No, I don't have Parkinson's. I inherited my shaking head from my grandfather Hepburn. I discovered that whisky helps stop the shaking. Problem is, if you're not careful, it stops the rest of you too. My head just shakes, but I promise you, it ain't gonna fall off!"
I don't think that settles anything though, just obfuscates .
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Old 02-04-05, 01:48 PM   #3
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I think she had something called essential tremor.
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Old 02-04-05, 01:51 PM   #4
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nothing definitive?
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Old 02-04-05, 03:53 PM   #5
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I thought it was Katharine Hepburn's Disease. Fun fact: Though they share a name, the disease was not named after her.
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Old 02-06-05, 12:33 AM   #6
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I think she had something called essential tremor.
My money's on this one.
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