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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

The Lion in Winter
The Lion in Winter Eleanor of Aquitaine
The Philadelphia Story
The African Queen
The African Queen Rose Sayer
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Christina Drayton


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 1994 One Christmas (TV Movie)
Cornelia Beaumont
 1994 Love Affair
 1994 This Can't Be Love (TV Movie)
Marion Bennett
 1993 The Roots of Roe (TV Movie)
Katharine Houghton-Hepburn (voice)
 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
 1981 On Golden Pond
Ethel Thayer
 1979 The Corn Is Green (TV Movie)
Miss Lilly Moffat
 1978 Olly, Olly, Oxen Free
Miss Pudd
 1975 Rooster Cogburn
 1975 Love Among the Ruins (TV Movie)
Jessica Medlicott
 1973 The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie)
Amanda Wingfield
 1973 A Delicate Balance
 1971 The Trojan Women
 1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot
Countess Aurelia
 1968 The Lion in Winter
Eleanor of Aquitaine
 1967 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Christina Drayton
 1962 Long Day's Journey Into Night
Mary Tyrone
 1959 Suddenly, Last Summer
Mrs. Venable
 1957 Desk Set
Bunny Watson
 1956 The Rainmaker
Lizzie Curry
 1956 The Iron Petticoat
Captain Vinka Kovelenko
 1955 Summertime
Jane Hudson
 1952 Pat and Mike
Pat Pemberton
 1951 The African Queen
Rose Sayer
 1949 Adam's Rib
Amanda Bonner
 1948 State of the Union
Mary Matthews (as Katherine Hepburn)
 1947 Song of Love
Clara Wieck Schumann
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Lutie Cameron Brewton
 1946 Undercurrent
Ann Hamilton
 1945 Without Love
Jamie Rowan
 1944 Dragon Seed
Jade Tan
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Katharine Hepburn
 1943 Keeper of the Flame
Christine Forrest
 1942 Woman of the Year
Tess Harding
 1940 The Philadelphia Story
Tracy Lord
 1938 Holiday
Linda Seton
 1938 Bringing Up Baby
 1937 Stage Door
Terry Randall
 1937 Quality Street
Phoebe Throssel
 1936 A Woman Rebels
Pamela Thistlewaite
 1936 Mary of Scotland
Mary Stuart
 1935 Sylvia Scarlett
Sylvia Scarlett a.k.a. Sylvester
 1935 Alice Adams
Alice Adams
 1935 Break of Hearts
Constance Dane Roberti
 1934 The Little Minister
 1934 Spitfire
Trigger Hicks
 1933 Little Women
 1933 Morning Glory
Eva Lovelace
 1933 Christopher Strong
Lady Cynthia Darrington
 1932 A Bill of Divorcement
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Millionairess" by George Bernard Shaw, New Theatre in London, England. Also in cast: Cyril Ritchard, Robert Helpmann, Meriel Forbes, Nora Nicholson. Director: Michael Benthall. See more »

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6 Biographical Movies | 23 Print Biographies | 16 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 25 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 79 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Katherine Hepburn


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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Once a crowd chased me for an autograph. "Beat it", I said, "go sit on a tack!" "We made you", they said. "Like hell you did", I told them. See more »


One of her closest friends, Canadian portrait artist Myfanwy Pavelic died on May 11, 2007, one day short of Hepburn's 100th birthday anniversary. See more »


Often wore slacks instead of dresses, decades before it became fashionable for women to do so See more »


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