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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
(1938)
The African Queen
The African Queen Rose Sayer
(1951)
The Philadelphia Story
(1940)
On Golden Pond
On Golden Pond Ethel Thayer
(1981)

Filmography

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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)
 1943 Keeper of the Flame
Christine Forrest
 1933 Little Women
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Rosalind, daughter to the banished duke") in "As You Like It" on Broadway. Comedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Incidental music by Robert Irving. Traditional songs arranged by Robert Irving. Musical Director: Irving Owen. Conceived and Directed by Michael Benthall. Cort Theatre: 26 Jan 1950-3 Jun ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 22 Print Biographies | 16 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 25 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:

[speaking in 1979] We must reform. We must reform. And I don't know how we're going to reform. We're sitting looking at a lot of filth. And I'm disgusted with the movies. Disgusted. Because they're kidding themselves into saying its a sort of intellectual past time. Bunk. Its 42nd street filth. Filth being sold for too much. And now its respectable to go and see them. And the critics I think have... See more »

Trivia:

Profiled in book "Funny Ladies" by Stephen Silverman. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently worked with Cary Grant, 'Spencer Tracy', and George Cukor See more »

Nickname:

First Lady of Cinema See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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