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Overview (4)

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameKatharine Houghton Hepburn Grant
Nickname Kathy
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Katharine Houghton was born on March 10, 1945, in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Marion Hepburn Grant (Katharine Hepburn's younger sister) and Ellsworth Grant. Before going into the movies, she went to Sarah Lawrence College and majored in philosophy. Her debut in the movies was in 1967's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) as "Joanna Drayton". This movie also starred her aunt, Katharine Hepburn (with whom she had a close relationship), Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier. Since this time, she has starred in over fifty on and off Broadway and New England regional theater productions. She is also a playwright and amongst her credits are productions of: "Best Kept Secret", "Merlin", "The Marry Month of May", "Mortal Friends", "On the Shady Side", "The Right Number", "Phone Play" and her translation of Anouilh's "Antigone". She also presents lectures: "Katharine X Three", "My Grandmother's House Near the River" and "The Secret Life of Louisa May Alcott".

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Family (2)

Spouse Ken Jenkins (1 January 1970 - present)  (3 children)
Relatives Katharine Hepburn (aunt or uncle)

Trivia (13)

Said to have damaged her own career by opting indiscriminately to appear in Grade-Z sci-fi's and "monster" movies. (What's in a name?)
Father, Ellsworth Grant, was former mayor of West Hartford
Won the 1969 Theater World Award for her role in 'A Scent Of Flowers'.
Attended Sarah Lawrence College.
Aunt of actress and yoga teacher Schuyler Grant
Niece of Katharine Hepburn.
She was nominated for a 1973 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for her performance in the play, "Suddenly Last Summer" at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
Stepmother of Daniel Jenkins.
In LA working on a new musical she hopes to have out in January. [July 2004]
She was in a play. Lettice & Lovage, at the Ivoryton Playhouse in Ivoryton, Ct, close to her Aunt's home in Old Saybrook [July 2002]
performing her play 'The best kept secret' based on her love affair with a soviet artist in the 1960s [2003]
Starred with her real-life aunt Katharine Hepburn in the 1967 film "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" In the film, they portrayed mother and daughter.
She has appeared in one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).

Personal Quotes (2)

(when asked what she thought of Kate Hepburn) 'Oh, she was a wonderful aunt. I mean, before she became my mother, she was a wonderful aunt. Always coming back at holidays. And I really didn't know her that well as a child because she was so busy. But she'd come back at holidays laden with beautiful gifts. And a fairy tale godmother, really she was.'
(When asked if she had ever been compared to her Aunt Katharine as an actress) "All the time - Once I even considered being a veterinarian!"

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