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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 »

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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
 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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Other Works:

(3/17/47) Radio: Appeared (as "Tracy Lord") in a "Screen Guild Theater" production of "The Philadelphia Story". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Katherine Hepburn

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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[on Peter O'Toole] He can do anything. A bit cuckoo, but sweet and terribly funny. See more »

Trivia:

Her accumulation of 12 Oscar nominations (4 wins) was accomplished over a period of 48 years. Meryl Streep had 12 nominations (2 wins) after only 21 years (with an additional 5 nominations and another Oscar by 2012). Bette Davis scored 10 nominations (2 wins) over 28 years. As of 2012, Streep holds the record for nominations, with 17. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive way of speaking, with what many say is a "Bryn Mawr" accent See more »

Nickname:

First Lady of Cinema See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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