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This Day in Pop Culture for December 12

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

1967: ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?’

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy shared the screen for the last time on this day in 1967 with the release of the film, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. The forward-thinking movie about interracial relationships also starred, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Houghton. The story about a white woman bringing home a black doctor home to meet her parents was directed by Stanley Kramer. At the time, interracial marriages were still illegal in some parts of the United States. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actress for Hepburn.

Birthdays

  • 1915: Frank Sinatra (singer)
  • 1923: Bob Barker (game show host)
  • 1952: Cathy Rigby (Olympic gymnast)
  • 1962: Tracy Austin (tennis player)

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Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about pop culture, arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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