Hepburn Opens Up About Tragic Brother In Lost Interview
Late movie icon Katharine Hepburn was so obsessed with keeping her tragic brother's memory alive during her life she switched her birthday to his.
The actress' 15-year-old brother Tom was found hanging in the attic of the family home when she was just 13 - and a new biography suggests she never got over the tragedy.
In a new Globe magazine expose, a long-forgotten Hepburn interview has been unearthed, in which the Oscar winner, who died in 2003, admits her brother's death made her feel "ingrown, sort of like a toenail can get when your shoe is too small."
The actress added, "I pledged to Tom and myself that he would live in my heart and mind as long as I lived. I decided I had to live my life for two... The real date of his death would not be until the day I died."
And biographer Charlotte Chandler, who landed the forgotten chat with Hepburn, insists the actress took to wearing her brother's clothes, cut her hair short and behaved like a boy.
In the interview, the actress revealed she once had a dream during which she walked in on her brother, who revealed he never intended to commit suicide; instead his death was a trick gone wrong.