The Real-Life Woman Behind The Post: Katharine Graham's Journey from Tragedy to Triumph

Meryl Streep brings Katharine Graham to life in The Post, Steven Spielberg‘s new movie about the Washington Post‘s first female publisher famous for choosing to print the Pentagon Papers. The real-life Katherine — who spent most of her adult life as a society wife, raising four children and hosting famous friends like the Kennedys at her D.C. home — stepped into the role in 1963 after her husband Phillip committed suicide.

“She was not the confident Katharine Graham that people came to know as the first female hand of a Fortune 500 company,”...

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