Show Business: Real Gold in On Golden Pond

The film, a surprise hit, yields Oscars for Fonda and Hepburn

It was an extraordinary time in a very ordinary ceremony. Within a few short minutes, two stars in their 70s beat off the young and the beautiful to win two of Hollywood's most prestigious prizes, Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress. But then Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn are not just old folks, and On Golden Pond, the film that carried them to victory (see TIME cover, Nov. 16), is not just a movie. It is one of those rare and phenomenal...

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