Laura Lansing Slept Here

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Laura Lansing Slept Here
Written by James Prideaux
Directed by George Schaefer
Starring Katharine Hepburn
Joel Higgins
Karen Austin
Brenda Forbes
Music by Peter Matz
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Merrill H. Karpf
Producer(s) George Schaefer
James Prideaux
Cinematography Paul Lohman
Editor(s) Rod Stephens
Running time 100 minutes
Production company(s) Schaefer/Karpf/Eckstein Productions
Gaylord Productions
Distributor NBC
Original network NBC
Original release March 7, 1988 (1988-03-07)

Laura Lansing Slept Here is a 1988 American made-for-television comedy film starring Katharine Hepburn and directed by George Schaefer which premiered on NBC on March 7, 1988. It was written by James Prideaux and co-stars Joel Higgins, Karen Austin, Brenda Forbes and Hepburn's grandniece Schuyler Grant.


Hepburn stars as Laura Lansing, a wealthy, world-famous pampered novelist who faces the crisis of her career when her publisher rejects her latest book. Faced with retirement, she makes a bet to prove that she has not lost touch with her readers: she will live with a middle-class family in the suburbs for seven days or give up writing forever. In the home of Walter and Melody Gomphers, Lansing turns the family's life upside down with her outlandish behavior. She struggles to relate to their children, meddles in the couple's marital matters and jeopardizes the conditions of her bet.



A reviewer from The New York Times noted that Hepburn essentially "played herself" in the movie, and that "it's to Katharine Hepburn's credit that she was able to make so much out of so little." [1]


  1. ^ "Laura Lansing Slept Here (1988) Review". The New York Times. Retrieved October 9, 2011.

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