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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 31 wins & 34 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
Agnes
 1956 The Rainmaker
Lizzie Curry
 1956 The Iron Petticoat
Captain Vinka Kovelenko
 1948 State of the Union
Mary Matthews (as Katherine Hepburn)
 1946 Undercurrent
Ann Hamilton
 1945 Without Love
Jamie Rowan
 1944 Dragon Seed
Jade Tan
 1942 Keeper of the Flame
Mrs. Christine Forrest
 1936 A Woman Rebels
Pamela Thistlewaite
 1935 Break of Hearts
Constance Dane Roberti
 1934 Spitfire
Trigger Hicks
 1933 Little Women
Jo
 1933 Christopher Strong
Lady Cynthia Darrington
 1932 A Bill of Divorcement
Sidney
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Merchant of Venice" on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 20 Print Biographies | 16 Portrayals | 20 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 79 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Katherine Hepburn

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on selecting Virginia Weidler to play her sister in The Philadelphia Story (1940)] We got lucky again with the girl-this time little Virginia Weidler, who had me in stitches. She was so terrifyingly funny I truly had a difficult time doing scenes with her. Honestly, I couldn't look at her, she was so funny. See more »

Trivia:

Godmother of Sam Robards, son of Lauren Bacall and Jason Robards. See more »

Trademark:

Her recognizable angular features See more »

Nickname:

The Great Kate See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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