ON KATHERINE HEPBURN
Four-time Academy-Award-Winning actress Katherine Hepburn was fired from several of her early stage roles. She was criticized for talking too fast, was considered ornery and difficult to work with and was evaluated as too bony, thin and mannish to be on stage. Accompanied by her unwavering determination, she sought the assistance of a voice and drama coach who nurtured her through a variety of stage roles. Eventually, one of her performances drew great reviews and led to a movie contract.
Extracted from a "4th course of Chicken Soup for the Soul", Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Hanoch McCarty and Meladee McCarty, Health Communications, Inc., 1997