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Katherine Hepburn

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Biography

Studio publicity photograph, c. 1941

Source: Wikipedia

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and received four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in Hollywood history.

Fact file

  • Born: Katharine Houghton Hepburn May 12, 1907 Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Died: June 29, 2003 (aged 96) Fenwick, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Alma mater: Bryn Mawr College
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1928–1994
  • Spouse(s): Ludlow Ogden Smith (m. 1928; div. 1934)
  • Partner(s): Spencer Tracy (1941–1967, his death)
  • Relatives: See Houghton family
  • Awards: Full list

Read more about Katherine Hepburn at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Rock pioneer Patti Smith receives Katherine Hepburn medal
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2013-02-08 20:04:39
Smith received the 2013 Katharine Hepburn Medal on Thursday night in a ceremony at the women's liberal arts school Bryn Mawr College

2012 Oscars By The Numbers
MTV News, 2012-02-27 08:26:36
Sunday night's show saw the oldest winner of an acting award and three-ish feet of Angelina Jolie's right leg. By John Mitchell Christopher Plummer wins at the 84th Annual Academy Awards Photo: Kevin Winter/ Getty Images The 84th Academy Awards, were a numbers game. We were treated to the oldest ...

"Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen" Costume Exhibit Begins Oct. 2 at Kent State
Playbill Combined , 2010-09-30 04:00:00
Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn's collection of costumes from her many stage and screen roles, as well as personal-appearance apparel that exemplifies her unique style, will be showcased in a special exhibition, "Katherine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen," at Kent State University Museum.

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