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The Way We Were

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Week of November 15-21, 1974

Katharine Hepburn, 67, told PEOPLE of her long desire “to star in a Western with [John] Wayne.” She got her wish in ’75’s Rooster Cogburn. He died at 72 in 1979. She resides in Connecticut.

Shaking All Over

Earthquake opened Nov. 15, starring Charlton Heston, 51, and low-frequency noises to create rumbles in theaters. Heston now heads the NRA.

Maestro at the Met

Vladimir Horowitz, 70, often kept from concerts by health problems, played his first piano recital in six years Nov. 17 at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House. He died in 1989.

Reality Bites

President Gerald Ford lost a negotiation between his chopsticks and a shrimp Nov. 21 while dining in Kyoto as part of his first White House overseas tour. He achieved better results with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, who signed an agreement limiting nuclear weapons. Ford, 86, who lives in Colorado and California, and his wife, Betty, 81, each recently received the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’s highest civilian honor, in Washington, D.C.

Cannon Fodder

Dyan Cannon, 35, starred Nov. 19 in the NBC movie Virginia Hill, the story of mobster Bugsy Siegel’s lover. Cannon currently appears as Whipper Cone in the FOX comedy Ally McBeal.


“Whatever Gets You Through the Night,” featuring John Lennon, 34, with a little help from his friend Elton John, hit the top of the singles charts. Deranged fan Mark David Chapman killed Lennon in 1980.