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Katharine Hepburn (1907–2003)

Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was devastated at age 14 to find him dead, the apparent ... See full bio »

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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 1994 One Christmas (TV Movie)
Cornelia Beaumont
 1994 This Can't Be Love (TV Movie)
Marion Bennett
 1992 The Man Upstairs (TV Movie)
Victoria Brown
 1988 Laura Lansing Slept Here (TV Movie)
Laura Lansing
 1986 Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (TV Movie)
Margaret Delafield
 1984 Grace Quigley
Grace Quigley
 1978 Olly, Olly, Oxen Free
Miss Pudd
 1975 Love Among the Ruins (TV Movie)
Jessica Medlicott
 1973 A Delicate Balance
 1948 State of the Union
Mary Matthews (as Katherine Hepburn)
 1942 Keeper of the Flame
Mrs. Christine Forrest
 1933 Little Women
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Stage: Appeared in "Night Hostess" on Broadway [Broadway debut]. Billed as Katherine Burns. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 22 Print Biographies | 16 Portrayals | 25 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 79 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Katherine Hepburn


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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[on good parts] If it interests you, they don't have to pay you. It's a fascinating business anyway--it's very nice to be paid--but when you do *thrilling* material, it's like buying a piece of furniture that's really good. When you buy it, and it's great, you get *enormous* pleasure out of seeing it, and you never remember how much it cost. See more »


Was a direct descendant of England's King John through one of his illegitimate children. Hepburn played King John's mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, in The Lion in Winter (1968). See more »


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