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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 23 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Bringing Up Baby
The African Queen
The African Queen Rose Sayer
The Philadelphia Story
On Golden Pond
On Golden Pond Ethel Thayer


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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
Christine Forrest
 1933 Little Women
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Other Works:

She played Beatrice in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," in an American Shakespeare Production at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Alfred Drake (Benedick) in the cast. See more »

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6 Biographical Movies | 22 Print Biographies | 16 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 25 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 80 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Katherine Hepburn


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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With all the opportunities I had, I could have done more. And if I'd done more, I could have been quite remarkable. See more »


Her performance as "Tracy Lord" in The Philadelphia Story (1940) is ranked #54 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006). See more »


Her strong outspoken personality See more »


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