The Private Lauren Bacall: 'She Made the Past Present and the Present Past'

Lauren Bacall was the ultimate party guest.

At the courtyard party held each year at the famed Dakota building in New York City, Bacall would regale her neighbors with tales of her legendary life.

After Lauren Bacall's Passing, Every Hollywood Legend Name-Checked in 'Vogue' Is Dead

Barbara Stanwyck Shines Again in New Biography

Katharine Hepburn Paid Tribute on 10th Anniversary of Her Death

POLL: Which Late Star Should Be on the Next U.S. Stamp?

It’s an honor bestowed on America’s best-loved entertainers who’ve passed away – a commemorative U.S. postage stamp.

Elvis has one – the most popular U.S. stamp of all time, in fact. So do Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. As of Wednesday, Katharine Hepburn, who died in 2003, has one too.

Hepburn Artifacts Fetch Nearly $2 Million

She may have boasted that she didn’t care much for clothes and jewelry, but the sale of Katharine Hepburn’s baubles, bangles and beads has fetched a pretty penny: nearly $1.8 million for 222 items.

A diamond and sapphire brooch that her boyfriend Howard Hughes gave to the screen legend, who died at 96 last June, sold for $120,000 Thursday night at Sotheby’s auction house in New York, the Associated Press reports.

Legendary Actress Katharine Hepburn Dies

Legendary actress Katharine Hepburn, the feisty Yankee blue-blood who projected an image of determined female independence both onscreen and off, died Sunday at 2:50 p.m. at her home in Old Saybrook, Conn., following a long illness, according to news reports. She was 96.

Bogie, Kate Lead the Pack

Humphrey Bogart and his “African Queen” co-star Katharine Hepburn led the American Film Institute’s list of the 50 greatest screen legends. (The legends had to begin their careers before 1950.) The roster was unveiled during a three-hour special Tuesday night on CBS. Cary Grant was No. 2 on the list of greatest male actors, followed in the Top Ten by James Stewart, Marlon Brando, Fred Astaire, Henry Fonda, Clark Gable, James Cagney, Spencer Tracy and Charlie Chaplin.