Katharine Hepburn

Actor Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Known for her headstrong independence and spirited personality, Hepburn's career as a Hollywood leading lady spanned more than 60 years. Her work came in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer. Hepburn's characters were often strong, sophisticated women with a hidden vulnerability.
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Katharine Hepburn's personal information overview.
Birthday
12 May 1907
Deceased
29 June 2003

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The new tomboy - The Guardian (blog)
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But it's a trend that's more Katharine Hepburn in slacks than scuffed knees and dirty plimsolls. Imogen Fox takes you through the look, while Tomboy Style blog editor Lizzie Garrett Mettler explains the legacy behind it Katharine Hepburn and Lauren
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Lady Gaga to create a fashion range with little sister - Sugarscape
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A source told the mag: “Gaga came up with the idea of remodelling the styles of classic icons from the past, for example Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Katharine Hepburn. “Natali loved the idea and she's coming up with a slew of design options but,
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Writer finally helms his Oscar winner on NH stage - The Associated Press
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The 1981 movie that netted Oscars for Thompson and lead actors Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda was the second-highest grossing movie that year, behind "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and ahead of "Superman 2" and "Cannonball Run
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Katharine Hepburn's Fenwick Estate - Hartford Courant (blog)
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A panorama photograph made from six photos stitched together show the expanse of the home as it sits on the edge of Long Island Sound in the Fenwick section of Old Saybrook. The Fenwick home built by Katherine Hepburn is for sale
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$ 28 million for the villa for sale by Katharine Hepburn - KUsports (blog)
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The beautiful villa belonged to Katharine Hepburn, coach handbags Old Saybrook to coach handbags New England, is now sale for a total of $ 28 million. In addition to being a property of great prestige of the house is built by Parents of the diva coach
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Reviving play and Katharine Hepburn is big success for In Tandem - OnMilwaukee.com
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Angela Iannone plays Katharine Hepburn in her 70s in the second act of "Tea at Five" for In Tandem Theatre. It takes a brave actress to play Katharine Hepburn on stage. Hepburn's piquant personality was so strong, our memories of it
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Can't afford Katharine Hepburn's estate? You can also buy just the house - HeraldNet
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Katharine Hepburn's former home on Connecticut's Long Island Sound is up for sale. Owners have updated the house by combining rooms to create larger and more open spaces. The house had 21 rooms and nine bathrooms but has been reduced to 15 rooms and 7
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Angela Iannone peels Katharine Hepburn's layers - ThirdCoast Digest
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Katharine Hepburn, like many movie actors of her day, almost always played some version of herself. When was a Hepburn character not assertive, frank, formidable, intelligent, volatile, and endowed with a peculiar and instantly
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Katharine Hepburn's house gets extreme makeover for sale - Kansas City Star
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Yes, it is the Hepburn estate. And yet, it isn't. It's someone else's house not only by title, but by feel. A massive, multi-million dollar renovation pushed the limits of an extreme makeover of the 8300-square-foot house,
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Movies This Week: Harry Potter and the Blustery Day - Slackerwood
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If none of the new movies are grabbing you, head over to the Paramount, where they're showing a Katharine Hepburn double feature of The African Queen and the underrated and delightful Holiday, Tuesday through Thursday. Or perhaps you'd prefer The
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Katharine Hepburn Connecticut Property on Sale for US$28 Million - SBWire (press release)
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The home of movie star Katharine Hepburn is for sale at US$28 million. Current owners The Sciame's bought the property for US$6 million after Hepburn's death in 2003. Singapore -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/13/2011 -- The former home of legendary film star
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Legendary $28M mansion for sale - Ct Post
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Located in Old Saybrook, CT, Katharine Hepburn's majestic former residence is on the market for $28M. The actress designed and constructed the home in 1939, and lived there until her death in 2003. Click through the slideshow to learn more about the
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Katharine Hepburn's Beloved Summer Home for Sale - CBS MoneyWatch.com (blog)
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Katharine Hepburn, one of America's first ladies of the silver screen and a cultural icon, lived in the public eye in many ways. Her romances with Howard Hughes and a long-time partnership with actor Spencer Tracy were
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Events in Connecticut - New York Times
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OLD SAYBROOK The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center “The Dining Room,” comedy by AR Gurney, presented by the Saybrook Stage Company. Thursday through July 10. $15 and $20. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street
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Looking back - Katharine Hepburn at home in Fenwick - Shoreline Times
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Situated at the mouth of the Connecticut River and overlooking Long Island Sound, Fenwick was Katharine Hepburn's sanctuary and the place she called “paradise.” From the age of 5 this was the place of her summer home and later her year-round getaway
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Katharine Hepburn's former family estate for sale - CBS News
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(CBS) - The sprawling Connecticut estate that screen legend Katharine Hepburn called home for many years until her death in 2003 is up for sale. Constructed in 1913, the waterfront home is situated off the Long Island Sound estuary in the Fenwick
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KATHARINE HEPBURN HOUSE: Old Saybrook estate for sale: $28M - Shoreline Times
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Katharine Hepburn called her family summer home, located in the posh borough of Fenwick in Old Saybrook, “paradise.” From its shore, she swam in the Sound nearly every day (up into her 80s), even when the beach was covered in
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Katherine Hepburn: Grand Dame's Grand Estate for Sale (photos) - TheImproper.com
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By TheImproper, June 24th, 2011 Katharine Hepburn's sprawling estate in Connecticut, a symbol of the grand life the four-time Oscar winner lived, is on the market for a mere $18 million. Her family bought the property in 1913, and she lived out her ... -
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2003
    Age 95
    After a period of inactivity and ill health, Hepburn died in 2003 at the age of 96.
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    After Hepburn's death in 2003, the intersection of East 49th Street and 2nd Avenue was renamed "Katharine Hepburn Place".
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    In honor of her extensive theatre work, the lights of Broadway were dimmed for the evening of July 1, 2003.
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    The decision was made not to medically intervene, and she died on June 29, 2003, at the Hepburn family home in Fenwick, Connecticut.
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    In May 2003, an aggressive tumor was found in Hepburn's neck.
  • 1997
    Age 89
    By 1997, she had become very weak, was speaking and eating very little, and it was feared she would die.
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  • 1996
    Age 88
    Hepburn stated in her eighties, "I have no fear of death. Must be wonderful, like a long sleep." Her health began to deteriorate not long after her final screen appearance. In the winter of 1996, she was hospitalized with pneumonia.
  • 1993
    Age 85
    The actress led an active private life, reportedly swimming and playing tennis every morning. In her eighties she was still playing tennis regularly, as indicated in her 1993 documentary All About Me.
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  • 1992
    Age 84
    She returned to television screens in 1992 for The Man Upstairs, co-starring Ryan O'Neal, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination.
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  • 1991
    Age 83
    In 1991, Hepburn released her autobiography, Me: Stories of my Life, which topped best-seller lists for over a year.
    It was not until her 1991 autobiography, Me: Stories of My Life, that Hepburn revealed her true birth date.
  • 1986
    Age 78
    She received an Emmy nomination for 1986's Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry, then two years later returned for the comedy Laura Lansing Slept Here, which allowed her to act with her grandniece, Schuyler Grant.
  • 1985
    Age 77
    In 1985, she presented a television documentary about the life and career of Spencer Tracy.
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  • 1984
    Age 76
    In 1984, Hepburn starred in the dark-comedy Grace Quigley, the story of an elderly woman who enlists a hitman (Nick Nolte) to kill her.
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  • 1981
    Age 73
    Hepburn also returned to the stage in 1981.
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  • 1978
    Age 70
    After three years away from the screen, Hepburn starred in the 1978 film Olly Olly Oxen Free.
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  • 1976
    Age 68
    In 1976, Hepburn returned to Broadway for a three-month run of Enid Bagnold's play A Matter of Gravity.
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  • 1974
    Age 66
    Hepburn made her only appearance at the Academy Awards in 1974, to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to Lawrence Weingarten.
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  • 1973
    Age 65
    In 1973, Hepburn ventured into television for the first time, starring in a production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie.
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  • 1971
    Age 63
    In 1971 she signed on to star in an adaptation of Graham Greene's Travels with My Aunt, but was unhappy with early versions of the script and took to rewriting it herself.
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  • 1969
    Age 61
    From December 1969 to August 1970, Hepburn starred in the Broadway musical Coco, about the life of Coco Chanel.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1967
    Age 59
    Following the completion of Long Day's Journey Into Night, Hepburn took a break in her career to care for ailing Spencer Tracy. She did not work again until 1967's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, her ninth film with Tracy.
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  • 1960
    Age 52
    Hepburn returned to Stratford in the summer of 1960 to play Viola in Twelfth Night and Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1952
    Age 44
    In the summer of 1952, Hepburn appeared in London's West End for a ten-week run of George Bernard Shaw's The Millionairess.
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  • 1951
    Age 43
    The movie was released at the end of 1951 to popular support and critical acclaim, and gave Hepburn her fifth Best Actress nomination at the Academy Awards.
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    In 1951, Hepburn filmed The African Queen, her first movie in Technicolor.
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  • 1950
    Age 42
    In January 1950, Hepburn ventured into Shakespeare, playing Rosalind in As You Like It.
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  • 1949
    Age 41
    Tracy and Hepburn appeared onscreen together for a third consecutive year in the 1949 film Adam's Rib.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1945
    Age 37
    Without Love received poor reviews, but a new Tracy–Hepburn picture was a big event and it was popular on release, selling a record number of tickets over Easter-weekend 1945.
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  • 1944
    Age 36
    She took an atypical role in 1944, playing a Chinese peasant in the high-budget drama Dragon Seed.
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  • 1943
    Age 35
    Her only appearance in 1943 was a cameo in the morale-building wartime film Stage Door Canteen, playing herself.
  • 1942
    Age 34
    In 1942, Hepburn returned to Broadway to appear in another Philip Barry play, Without Love, which was also written with the actress in mind.
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  • 1941
    Age 33
    Hepburn was also responsible for the development of her next project, the romantic comedy Woman of the Year about a political journalist and sports journalist whose relationship is challenged by her independence. The idea for the film was proposed to her by Garson Kanin in 1941, who recalled how Hepburn contributed to the script.
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  • 1938
    Age 30
    Hepburn is the subject of a one-woman play, Tea at Five, written by Matthew Lombardo. The first act features Hepburn in 1938, after being labeled "box office poison", and the second act in 1983, where she reflects on her life and career.
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    They separated in 1938, when Hepburn left Hollywood after being labeled "box office poison".
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1936
    Age 28
    In 1936, while she was touring Jane Eyre, Hepburn began a relationship with entrepreneur Howard Hughes.
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    Towards the end of 1936, Hepburn vied for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind.
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  • 1933
    Age 25
    It opened at the Martin Beck Theatre on December 26, 1933, and Hepburn was roundly panned by the critics.
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    By the end of 1933 Hepburn was a respected film actress, but she yearned to prove herself on Broadway.
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  • 1932
    Age 24
    The move to Hollywood in 1932 cemented the couple's estrangement, and in 1934, she traveled to Mexico to get a quick divorce.
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    Hepburn arrived in California in July 1932, at 25 years old.
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  • 1931
    Age 23
    Hepburn appeared in a number of plays with a summer stock company in Ivoryton, Connecticut, and she proved to be a hit. During the summer of 1931, Philip Barry asked her to appear in his new play, The Animal Kingdom, alongside Leslie Howard.
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    In early 1931, she was cast in the Broadway production of Art and Mrs. Bottle.
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  • 1930
    Age 22
    In the spring of 1930, Hepburn joined a theatre company in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
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  • 1929
    Age 21
    In 1929, Hepburn turned down a role with the Theatre Guild to play the lead in Death Takes a Holiday.
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  • 1928
    Age 20
    Hepburn's only husband was Ludlow Ogden Smith, a socialite-businessman from Philadelphia whom she met while a student at Bryn Mawr. The couple married on December 12, 1928, when she was 21 and he was 29.
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    Her Broadway debut came on November 12, 1928, at the Cort Theatre, but reviews for the show were poor and it closed after eight nights.
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    She graduated with a degree in history and philosophy in June 1928.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1924
    Age 16
    In 1924 Hepburn gained a place at Bryn Mawr College.
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  • 1921
    Age 13
    On April 3, 1921, while visiting friends in Greenwich Village, Hepburn discovered the body of her adored older brother, Tom, dead from an apparent suicide.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1907
    Born
    Hepburn was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 12, 1907, the second of six children.
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