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Dick Cavett to Receive The First “Spirit Of Katharine Hepburn Award”


The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center will hold its annual Summer Gala Saturday August 27th, 2016 on the historic Old Saybrook Town Green. In addition to fantastic eats and fabulous music and dancing, the inaugural Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award will be presented as a graceful statuette sculpted in the likeness of Katharine Hepburn by Kimberly Monson, a faculty member of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The award will be bestowed yearly upon an individual who embodies the spirit, independence, and character of the 12-time Oscar Nominated, 4-time-winning namesake.

It is with great honor the Kate announces Dick Cavett as the recipient of the 2016 Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award. Mr. Cavett has lead a life of insight and humor, and is arguably best known for his self-named talk show ‘The Dick Cavett Show’ and his remarkable ability for in-depth and sophisticated interviews and conversation. His television show boasts one of the most famous interviews with Katharine Hepburn, who rarely agreed to interviews. Mr. Cavett will be at the Kate to enjoy the evening and receive the award.