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Katharine Hepburn

from Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Born Katharine Houghton Hepburn
May 12, 1907(1907-05-12)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Died June 29, 2003 (aged 96)
Fenwick, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1928–1994
Spouse(s) Ludlow Ogden Smith
(1928–1934)
Domestic partner(s) Spencer Tracy
(1941–1967)
.Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, television and stage.^ Hepburn was born on May 12, 1907, in Hartford, Connecticut.
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^ Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress of film, television and stage.

^ Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut.

.Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four, from 12 nominations.^ She received a record 12 Best Actress nominations.
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^ Katharine Hepburn won four Oscars® (a record untouched by any other actress) and was nominated for eight more.
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^ Oscars and 12 Academy Award nominations.
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.Hepburn won an Emmy Award in 1976 for her lead role in Love Among the Ruins, and was nominated for four other Emmys, two Tony Awards and eight Golden Globes.^ Katharine Hepburn won four Oscars® (a record untouched by any other actress) and was nominated for eight more.
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^ Hepburn's performance was nominated for an Academy Award.

^ She was nominated for the award eight other times.
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In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Hepburn as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema.[1]

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Early years

Hepburn was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of suffragette Katharine Martha Houghton (1878 – 1951) (an heiress to the Corning Glass fortune and co-founder of Planned Parenthood) and Dr. Thomas Norval Hepburn (1879 – 1962), who was a successful urologist from Virginia with Maryland roots. She was of Scottish and English ancestry..June 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Her siblings were Thomas Houghton Hepburn (1905–1921), Richard Houghton Hepburn (1911–2000), Robert Houghton Hepburn (1913–2007), Marion Houghton Hepburn Grant (1918–1986) and Margaret Houghton Hepburn Perry (1918–2006).^ October 18, 2000, Hartford, Connecticut) Robert Houghton Hepburn (b.
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^ Katharine Hepburn Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born one of six children to Dr Thomas Norval Hepburn and suffragette Katharine Martha Houghton, in Hartford, Connecticut, on 12 May, 1907.
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^ Hepburn leaves a sister, Margaret Hepburn Perry; a brother, Dr. Robert Hepburn; and 13 nieces and nephews.
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.Hepburn's father insisted the girls do swimming, riding, golf and tennis.^ All the girls participated in golf, swimming, riding and tennis.
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^ Her father insisted that his children be athletic, and encouraged swimming, riding, golf and tennis.

^ Me 30] Parents Father - descended from old southern aristocracy, a doctor and an athlete - encouraged his children in all forms of physical strength and sport: golf, tennis, diving, swimming, wrestling, gymnastics, running, jumping, biking.
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.Hepburn, eager to please her father, won a bronze medal for figure skating from the Madison Square Garden skating club, shot golf in the low eighties and reached the semi final of the Connecticut Young Women's Golf Championship.^ She once won a bronze medal in Figure skating from the Madison Square Garden figure skating club.
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^ Hepburn encouraged athletics, and young Kate excelled in golf, swimming, and figure skating.
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^ Hepburn, eager to please her father, emerged as a fine athlete in her late teens, winning a bronze medal for figure skating from the Madison Square Garden skating club, shooting golf in the low eighties, and reaching the semifinal of the Connecticut Young Women's Golf Championship.

Hepburn especially enjoyed swimming, and regularly took dips in the frigid waters that fronted her bayfront Connecticut home, generally believing that "the bitterer the medicine, the better it was for you." She continued her brisk swims well into her 80s. .Hepburn would come to be recognized for her athletic physicality—she fearlessly performed her own pratfalls in films such as Bringing Up Baby (1938).^ Bringing Up Baby (1938) .
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^ The fans pick: Bringing Up Baby .
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^ BRINGING UP BABY 1938 .
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.On April 3, 1921, while visiting friends in Greenwich Village, Hepburn found her older brother Tom (born November 8, 1905), whom she idolized, hanging from the rafters of the attic by a rope, an apparent suicide.^ In 1920, at the age of 13, she found her beloved older brother, Tom, hanging from a rafter by a torn sheet.
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^ In 1921, Katharine found her much loved elder brother Tom hanging by the neck in their aunt's attic while on a visit.
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^ Hepburn was very close to her older brother, Tom, who hanged himself when she was 13.
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.Her family denied it was self-inflicted, arguing he had been a happy boy.^ Her family denied that it was self-inflicted, arguing that he had been a happy boy; rather, they insisted that it must have been an experimentation gone awry.

.They insisted it must have been an experimentation gone awry.^ Her family denied that it was self-inflicted, arguing that he had been a happy boy; rather, they insisted that it must have been an experimentation gone awry.

^ Hepburn insisted that his son’s death was the result of a boyish stunt gone awry, and tried to get the newspapers to retract their accounts of suicide.
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.It has been speculated he was trying to carry out a trick he saw in a play with Katharine.^ It has also been speculated that the boy was trying to carry out a trick that he had seen in a play with Katharine.

^ It has also been speculated that the boy was trying to carry out a trick that his father had taught him.

^ She was signed by David O. Selznick, who saw her playing an Amazon huntress carrying a fresh-killed deer on her shoulders.
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.Hepburn was devastated and sank into a depression.^ Hepburn was devastated by his death and sunk into a depression.
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^ Hepburn was devastated by his death and sank into a depression.

.She shied away from other children and was mostly home-schooled.^ She shyed away from children her own age and was mostly schooled at home.
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^ She shied away from children her own age and was mostly schooled at home.

^ She then became very shy around girls her age, and was largely schooled at home.
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.For many years she used Tom's birthday (November 8) as her own.^ For many years after this, Katharine used his birthdate, November 8, as her own.
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^ For many years she used Tom's birthday as her own.
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^ For many years she celebrated her birthday on her brother's (8 November) as a sign of remembrance.
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It was not until her 1991 autobiography, Me: Stories of My Life, that Hepburn revealed her true birth date of May 12, 1907.
.Hepburn was educated at the Oxford School (now Kingswood-Oxford School) in West Hartford, Connecticut, before going on to Bryn Mawr College.^ She was educated by tutors and at private schools before entering Bryn Mawr University in 1924.
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^ Katharine Hepburn was a little too Bryn Mawr.
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^ She attended Bryn Mawr College, and received a degree in history and philosophy in 1928, the same year she debuted on Broadway with a bit part in "Night Hostess".
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.Hepburn was suspended for breaking curfew and smoking, which at that time was particularly not encouraged for women.^ By the fall of 1933, “Little Women” was breaking box-office records at Radio City, with Hepburn as America’s beloved Jo billed alone above the title.
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^ Synopsis: One of the most successful and respected actresses of all time is profiled in the Lifetime special Women of Substance: Katherine Hepburn.
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^ Since that time, her work has focused on advocacy for women’s health issues, particularly reproductive rights.

.Decades later, Hepburn also confirmed that after dark, she would go swimming naked in the college's "Cloisters" fountain.^ Later in life she admitted to swimming naked in the college fountain.
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^ In July of 2006 , Bryn Mawr College announced it would launch a center honoring the life and work of alumna Katharine Hepburn.
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^ Independent theater owners would not win their point regarding block booking until the Department of Justice intervened a decade later.
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.She received a degree in history and philosophy in 1928,[2] the same year she had her debut on Broadway after landing a bit part in Night Hostess.^ That same year she landed a bit part on Broadway in Night Hostess.
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^ That year, Katharine landed a bit part on Broadway.

^ She was educated at Bryn Mawr College, receiving a degree in history and philosophy in 1928, the same year she debuted on Broadway after landing a bit part in Night Hostess.

.A banner year for Hepburn, 1928 also marked her marriage to socialite businessman Ludlow ("Luddy") Ogden Smith, whom she had met while at Bryn Mawr and married after a short engagement.^ In 1928, just out of Bryn Mawr, she had married Ludlow Ogden Smith.
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^ She married Ludlow Ogden (Luddy) Smith in 1928, but soon realized that she wanted to be free.
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^ The year she graduated from college she entered marriage with socialite Ludlow Ogden Smith.
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.Hepburn and Smith's marriage was turbulent, and they spent less and less time living together as Hepburn pursued her career on the stage and traveled.^ They could care less.
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^ In the nearly 30 years that Hepburn and Tracy spent together—starring together in nine films—there would be much shifting in shape.
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^ Following three forgettable pairings (they made nine movies together), Miss Hepburn came in as a late substitution as Tracy's wife in "State of the Union" (1948), Frank Capra's adaptation of the stage hit.
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.They were divorced in Mexico in 1934. Fearing that the Mexican divorce was not legal, Ludlow obtained a second divorce in the United States in 1942 and a few days later he remarried.^ Fearing that the Mexican divorce was not legal, Ludlow got a second divorce in the United States in 1942 and a few days later he remarried.

^ They were divorced in 1934 and she never remarried.
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^ A few days later, she had an occlusion.

.Katharine Hepburn often expressed her gratitude toward Ludlow for his financial and moral support in the early days of her career.^ Katharine often expressed her gratitude toward Ludlow for his financial and moral support in the early days of her career and "Luddy" continued to be a lifelong friend to her and the Hepburn family.
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^ Although their marriage was a failure, Katharine Hepburn often expressed her gratitude toward Ludlow for his financial and moral support in the early days of her career.

^ Katharine Hepburn Katharine Hepburn's career spanned seven decades, during which she became one of the most-acclaimed actresses of all time.

."Luddy" continued to be a lifelong friend to her and the Hepburn family.^ "Luddy" continued to be a lifelong friend to her and the Hepburn family.

^ Katharine often expressed her gratitude toward Ludlow for his financial and moral support in the early days of her career and "Luddy" continued to be a lifelong friend to her and the Hepburn family.
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^ Hepburn was married once, for three weeks, to family friend and Philadelphia socialite Ludlow Ogden Smith at the beginning of her career.

.On September 21, 1938, Hepburn was staying in her family's Old Saybrook, Connecticut beach home when the 1938 New England Hurricane struck and destroyed the house.^ She died on June 29, 2003 at 2:50 p.m., at Fenwick, the Hepburn family home, in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

^ She died at the age of 96 at her home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
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^ Her home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut became her haven.
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.Hepburn, her mother, brother and servants narrowly escaped before the home was lifted off its foundations and washed away.^ Hepburn narrowly escaped before the home was washed away.

^ KATHERINE HEPBURN: I've only known such excitement a few times before a few times in my dear brother's sermons when the Spirit was really upon him.
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^ In 1939, her mother moved her and her two half-brothers to their grandfather's home in Arnhem, Netherlands.

.She stated in her 1991 book entitled Me that she lost 95% of her belongings in the storm, including her 1932–1933 best actress Oscar, which was later found intact.^ Three stars appearing in the 1953 Academy Award-winning film From Here To Eternity were nominated for best actor or best actress Oscars.
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^ Together, the couple would make nine movies, including “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967), which earned Hepburn her second Best Actress Oscar.
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^ Hepburn appeared in a total of nine movies with Tracy, including Adam's Rib (1949) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), for which Hepburn won her second Best Actress Oscar.

Career

Stage

.Hepburn developed her acting skills during her time at Bryn Mawr.^ Katharine Hepburn was a little too Bryn Mawr.
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^ During her last years at Bryn Mawr, Hepburn had met a young producer with a stock company in Baltimore, Maryland, who cast her in several small roles, including a production of The Czarina and The Cradle Snatchers.

^ It is during this act that Hepburn relates the painful story of having to cut down the body of her adored 15-year-old brother after he hanged himself.
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.There, Hepburn met Eddie Knopf, a young producer with a stock company in Baltimore, Maryland, who cast her in several small roles, including a production of The Czarina and The Cradle Snatchers.^ During her last years at Bryn Mawr, Hepburn had met a young producer with a stock company in Baltimore, Maryland, who cast her in several small roles, including a production of The Czarina and The Cradle Snatchers.

^ After graduating, she joined a stock company in Baltimore.
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^ A young actress of possibilities The years between her college graduation and Broadway are documented with programs from The Czarina , in which Hepburn appeared for Edwin Knopf's Baltimore stock company in 1928, a photograph of Hepburn in The Big Pond , a play that opened in Great Neck (Hepburn was fired after one night, something that would happen more than once in her early stage career), as well as an Actors' Equity contract, dated Aug.
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.Her first leading role was in a production of The Big Pond, which opened in Great Neck, New York.^ Hepburn's first leading role was in a production of The Big Pond, which opened in Great Neck, New York.

^ She soon started appearing in small roles in plays on Broadway in New York City.That year she also married a businessman named Ludlow Ogden Smith.
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^ Although she divorced him six years later, she credited "Luddy" for opening doors in New York that allowed her to find some work.
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.The producer dismissed the original actress at the last moment, and substituted Hepburn.^ She is the last of the great ones: a celebrated actress, a brilliant personality, an original.

^ The producer had fired the play's original leading lady at the last minute, and asked Hepburn to assume the role.

^ As much as I admired Katherine Hepburn as an actress I always had the feeling from her interviews and pieces about her that she was somewhat dismissive of other’s opinions or/ and life styles.
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.Terror stricken, Hepburn arrived late and stumbled over her lines, tripped over her feet and spoke so fast she was almost incomprehensible.^ Terror stricken at the unexpected change, Hepburn arrived late and, once on stage, flubbed her lines, tripped over her feet and spoke so rapidly that she was almost incomprehensible.

^ Hepburn nearly lost a foot in a car accident in late 1982 and spent almost three weeks in a hospital.
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.She was also dismissed, but continued to understudy and gain small stock company roles.^ She was fired from the play, but continued to work in small stock company roles and as an understudy.

^ During her last years at Bryn Mawr, Hepburn had met a young producer with a stock company in Baltimore, Maryland, who cast her in several small roles, including a production of The Czarina and The Cradle Snatchers.

^ After another summer of stock companies, in 1932 Hepburn landed the role of Antiope the Amazon princess in The Warrior's Husband (an update of Lysistrata), which debuted to excellent reviews.

Hepburn was cast in the Broadway play Art and Mrs. Bottle. .Hepburn was dismissed from this role too, although she was later rehired when the director could not find a replacement.^ Hepburn was fired from this role as well, though she was eventually rehired when the director could not find anyone to replace her.

^ Although she divorced him six years later, she credited "Luddy" for opening doors in New York that allowed her to find some work.
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^ Imagine what Rosalind Russell and Norma Shearer could have done with such roles, or Katharine Hepburn and Lauren Bacall, or even Salma Hayek and Regina King..."

.After another summer of stock companies, in 1932, Hepburn landed the role of Antiope the Amazon princess in The Warrior's Husband (an update of Lysistrata), which required her to wear a very short costume, and received excellent reviews.^ Amazon princess in The Warrior's Husband (an update of Lysistrata), which required her to wear a very short costume and debuted to excellent reviews.She became the talk of New York City, and came to the attention of the big Hollywood studios.
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^ After another summer of stock companies, in 1932 Hepburn landed the role of Antiope the Amazon princess in The Warrior's Husband (an update of Lysistrata), which required her to wear a very short costume and debuted to excellent reviews.

^ After several summers of acting in stock company productions, in 1932, Hepburn landed the role of Antiope With Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.in "Morning Glory."
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.Hepburn became the talk of New York City, and was noticed in Hollywood.^ Hepburn became the talk of New York City, and began getting noticed by Hollywood.

^ On her first outing with the Hollywood press corps after the success of A Bill of Divorcement, Hepburn talked with reporters who had invaded her and her husband's cabin aboard the ship City of Paris.

^ In 2004, in accordance with Hepburn's wishes, her personal effects were put up for auction with Sotheby's in New York.

.In the play, Hepburn entered the stage by jumping down a flight of steps while carrying a large stag on her shoulders — an RKO scout (Leland Hayward, whom she would later romance) was so impressed by this display of physicality that he asked her to do a screen test for A Bill of Divorcement, which starred John Barrymore, David Manners, and Billie Burke.^ Her screen debut in 'A Bill of Divorcement' was historic.
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^ In the play, Hepburn entered the stage by leaping down a flight of steps while carrying a large stag on her shoulders — an RKO scout (Leland Hayward, whom she would later romance) was so impressed by this display of physicality that he asked her to do a screen test for the studio's next vehicle, A Bill of Divorcement, which starred John Barrymore and Billie Burke.

^ In the play, Hepburn entered the stage by leaping down a flight of steps while carrying a large stag on her shoulders an RKO scout (Leland Hayward, whom she would later romance) was so impressed by this display of physicality that he asked her to do a screen test for the studio's next vehicle, A Bill of Divorcement, which starred John Barrymore and Billie Burke.

.She demanded $1,500 per week for film work (at the time she was earning between $80 and $100 per week), assuming RKO would refuse.^ In true Hepburn fashion, she demanded an outlandish $1,500 per week for film work.
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^ In true Hepburn fashion, she demanded an outlandish $1,500 per week for film work (at the time she was earning between $80 and $100 per week).

^ After seeing her screen test, RKO agreed to her demands and cast her, launching her film career beside legendary actor John Barrymore and director George Cukor, who would become a lifetime friend and colleague.

.To her surprise, after seeing her screen test, RKO agreed to her demands and cast her.^ After seeing her screen test, studio executives agreed to her demands.
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^ After seeing her screen test, RKO agreed to her demands and cast her, launching her film career beside legendary actor John Barrymore and director George Cukor, who would become a lifetime friend and colleague.

^ After seeing her screen test, RKO agreed to her demands and cast her, launching her film career aside legendary actor John Barrymore and director George Cukor, who would become a lifetime friend and colleague.

.At 5 feet, 7 inches (1.71 m), Hepburn was one of the tallest leading ladies of the day.^ RKO bought the rights from Wilde for $1000 on June 11, 1937 and the film was scheduled to begin a fifty-one day shoot in September with Katharine Hepburn starring and virtually no leading man.
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^ Yet from her very first day in Hollywood, Katharine Hepburn had been known best for one thing: her pants.
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^ Katharine Hepburn : leading man: how do we know Kate Hepburn was one of the greatest actors ever?
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[3] .The director George Cukor became a lifetime friend and colleague.^ She received Emmy nominations for Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" (1973), and "The Corn Is Green" (1979), directed by her longtime friend and collaborator, George Cukor.
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^ After seeing her screen test, RKO agreed to her demands and cast her, launching her film career beside legendary actor John Barrymore and director George Cukor, who would become a lifetime friend and colleague.

^ George Cukor, her director in "A Bill of Divorcement" and nine other films, once said, "There's a lot of Kate herself in some of the pictures we did together."

.Barrymore pinched her posterior on the set in one of many attempts to seduce her.^ In one of Barrymore's many attempts to bed her, he pinched Kate's behind on the set.

.She said, "If you do that again I'm going to stop acting."^ She said, "If you do that again I'm going to stop acting."

^ ''Oh, Mr. Tracy, I'm afraid I'm going to be too tall for you,'' she said at their first meeting.
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^ Barrymore I am never going to act with you again", to which Barrymore replied "My dear, you still haven't".
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.Barrymore replied, "I wasn't aware that you'd started, my dear."^ Barrymore replied, "I wasn't aware that you'd started, my dear."

^ Barrymore I am never going to act with you again", to which Barrymore replied "My dear, you still haven't".
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^ Barrymore replied, I wasn't aware that you'd started, my dear.

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from the trailer for Little Women (1933)
.After the positive audience reaction to A Bill of Divorcement, RKO signed Hepburn to a new contract.^ RKO was delighted by audience reaction to A Bill of Divorcement and signed Hepburn to a new contract after it wrapped.

^ Film RKO was delighted by audience reaction to A Bill of Divorcement and signed Hepburn to a new contract after it wrapped.

^ But an enraged Hepburn settled her contract with RKO .
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.But her non-conformist, anti-Hollywood behavior off screen made studio executives fret she would never become a major star.^ But her nonconformist, anti-Hollywood behavior offscreen, which would make her one of the silver screen's most beloved stars and a feminist icon, at the time made studio executives fret that she would never become a superstar.

^ But her nonconformist, anti-Hollywood behavior off-screen, which would make her one of the silver screen's most beloved stars and a feminist icon, at the time made studio executives fret that she would never become a superstar.

^ They would go on to become the most beloved couple in film, starring together in nine movies throughout their careers.
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.The following year (1933), Hepburn won her first Oscar in Morning Glory, as a young actress who rejects romance in favor of her career.^ She won her first for Morning Glory in 1934.
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^ She won won 4 Oscars during her career.

^ A year after Divorcement, she played the headstrong, stagestruck ingenue in Morning Glory and won her first Oscar.
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.That same year, Hepburn played Jo in the screen adaptation of Little Women, which broke box-office records, and for which she won the Best Actress award at the Venice Film Festival.^ This movie earned Hepburn her first Academy Award for Best Actress.
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^ Journey brought Hepburn the best-actress award at the Cannes Film Festival.
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^ That same year, Hepburn played Jo in the screen adaptation of Little Women, which broke box-office records.

.Intoxicated by her success, Hepburn wanted to return to the theater.^ Intoxicated with her success — an Oscar followed by a smash hit at the box office — Hepburn felt it was time to make her return to the theater.

^ Intoxicated with her success - an Oscar followed by a smash hit at the box office - Hepburn felt it was time to make her return to the theater.

^ Intoxicated with her success an Oscar followed by a smash hit at the box office Hepburn felt it was time to make her return to the theater.

.She chose The Lake, but RKO would not release her and she made the forgettable Spitfire.^ Kath’s wounds from The Lake were still too raw, and the drubbing Spitfire was taking only made things worse.
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^ She chose The Lake, but was unable to obtain a release from RKO and instead went back to Hollywood to film the forgettable movie Spitfire in 1933.

.Having satisfied RKO, Hepburn went immediately back to Manhattan to begin the play, in which she played an English girl unhappy with her overbearing mother and weak father.^ Having satisfied RKO, Hepburn went immediately back to Manhattan to begin the play, in which she played an English girl unhappy with her overbearing mother and wimpy father.

^ Hepburn's acting career begins Theatre Hepburn cut her acting teeth in plays at Bryn Mawr and later in revues staged by stock companies.

^ Katharine Hepburn then began to reminisce about her past, her mother, her father, Spencer Tracy and others.
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The play was generally considered a flop, and Hepburn's performance elicited Dorothy Parker's quip that the actress "ran the gamut of emotions from A to B."
.In 1935, in the title role of the film Alice Adams, Hepburn earned her second Oscar nomination.^ In 1935, in the title role of the film Alice Adams, Hepburn earned her second Oscar nomination.

^ (She received her fourth Oscar nomination for the film.
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^ It garnered Hepburn her tenth Oscar nomination and her second win.
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.By 1938, Hepburn was an established star, and her forays into comedy with the films Bringing Up Baby and Stage Door were well-received critically.^ First, she plays a trick on Cary Grant in the 1938 comedy "Bringing up Baby."
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^ One flop was the 1938 comedy Bringing Up Baby , now considered a classic.
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^ Bringing Up Baby (1938) more movies like this .
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.But audience response to the two films was tepid, and the good reviews from the critics were not enough to rescue her from an earlier string of flops (The Little Minister, Spitfire, Break of Hearts, Sylvia Scarlett, A Woman Rebels, Mary of Scotland, Quality Street).^ But audience response to the two films was tepid, and the good reviews from critics were not enough to rescue her from an earlier string of flops (The Little Minister, Spitfire, Break of Hearts, Sylvia Scarlett, A Woman Rebels, Mary of Scotland, Quality Street).

^ She was a strange tomboy in Spitfire (1934), and not too credible at genteel romance in The Little Minister (1934), Break Of Hearts (1936) or Quality Street (1937).
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^ She was further defamed by pictures that flopped despite her valiant work in them -- 'Spitfire; Break of Hearts; Sylvia Scarlett; Quality Street.'
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.As a result, Hepburn's movie career began to decline.^ With these box office flops, Hepburn's movie career began to decline.

^ Her career began to decline.

^ As a result, Hepburn's movie career began to decline.
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.Katharine Hepburn would often come to interviews dressed in men's suits, saying that it was "comfortable". Without meaning to, she made a fashion statement, and women who admired her started wearing trousers, which was not encouraged at the time.^ "I often wonder whether men and women really suit eachother.
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^ I often wonder whether men and women really suit each other.
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^ Times obituaries of the men and women who shaped the 20th century.
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"Box office poison"

.Some of what has made Hepburn greatly beloved today—her unconventional, straightforward, anti-Hollywood attitude—at the time began to turn audiences sour.^ Box office poison Some of what has made Hepburn greatly beloved today her unconventional, straightforward, anti-Hollywood attitude at the time began to turn audiences sour.

^ Box Office Poison Some of what has made Hepburn greatly beloved today - her unconventional, straightforward, anti-Hollywood attitude - at the time began to turn audiences sour.

^ Box office poison Some of what has made Hepburn greatly beloved today — her unconventional, straightforward, anti-Hollywood attitude — at the time began to turn audiences sour.
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.Outspoken and intellectual with an acerbic tongue, she defied the era's conventions, preferring to wear pantsuits and disdaining makeup.^ Outspoken and intellectual with an acerbic tongue, she defied the era's "blonde bombshell" stereotypes, preferring to wear pantsuits and disdaining makeup.

^ Outspoken and intellectual with an acerbic tongue, she defied the era's blonde bombshell stereotypes, preferring to wear pantsuits and disdaining makeup.

.She also had a famously difficult relationship with the press, turning down most interviews, which did not help her image with the public.^ She also had a famously difficult relationship with the press, turning down most interviews, which did not help her exposure to the public.

.On her first outing with the Hollywood press corps after the success of A Bill of Divorcement, Hepburn talked with reporters who had invaded her and her husband's cabin aboard the ship City of Paris.^ On her first outing with the Hollywood press corps after the success of A Bill of Divorcement, Hepburn talked with reporters who had invaded her and her husband's cabin aboard the ship City of Paris.

^ When she first went to Hollywood, Katharine Hepburn never mentioned her husband.
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^ It was a mammoth success and Hepburn regained her popularity and power in Hollywood continuing a career that would culminate in the AFI naming her #1 Woman in the list of Greatest Movie Legends.

.A reporter asked if they were really married; Hepburn responded, "I don't remember."^ A reporter asked if they were really married; Hepburn responded: I don't remember.

^ A reporter asked if they were really married; Hepburn responded, "I don't remember."

^ Garbo is reported to have said "Don't worry darling he said the same thing to me last week", whereupon they both fell about laughing.
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.Following up, another reporter asked if they had any children; Hepburn's answer: "Two white and three colored". Hepburn's aversion to media attention did not thaw until 1973, when she appeared on The Dick Cavett Show for an extended two-day interview.^ AM Katharine Hepburn (One) (1973) Katharine Hepburn appears on The Dick Cavett Show in an interview that originally aired September 14, 1973.
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^ They were of two little children on the beach.
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^ Hepburn's aversion to media attention did not thaw until 1973, when she appeared on The Dick Cavett Show for an extended two-day interview.

Adding to her self inflicted public dislike were her criticisms of other female stars. .Her outspoken jilts against other leading ladies of her time, such as Ginger Rogers, offended many and helped stain her public image.^ He was very polite about his main dancing partner, Ginger Rogers, and all the others, and when I mentioned Cyd his face shone like a boy.
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^ The many interviewees include Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Warren Beatty.
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^ William J. Mann has written for the Boston Globe , the Los Angeles Times , the Hartford Courant , Salon , and other publications.
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.Hepburn could also be prickly with fans; though she relented as she aged, early in her career Hepburn often denied requests for autographs.^ She could also be prickly with fans - though she relented as she aged, in her early career Hepburn often denied requests for autographs, feeling it an invasion of her privacy.

^ She could also be prickly with fans though she relented as she aged, in her early career Hepburn often denied requests for autographs, feeling it an invasion of her privacy.

^ She could also be prickly with fans — though she relented as she aged, in her early career Hepburn often denied requests for autographs, feeling it an invasion of her privacy.
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.However, on movie sets, she was eager to learn the ways of the stage and camera crews and befriended many of them.^ On movie sets, she was saddled with the label difficult to work with, an attitude that earned her the nickname Katharine of Arrogance (an allusion to Catherine of Aragon) among directors and crew.

^ However, the movie is a highly fictionalized portrayal of Hepburn and Hughes's relationship, and many portions of the movie involving the relationship are inaccurate.
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^ However, the movie is a highly fictionalized portrayal of Hepburn and Hughes' courtship, and many portions of the movie involving their relationship are inaccurate.

.Even so, her refusal to sign autographs and answer personal questions earned her the nickname "Katharine of Arrogance" (an allusion to Catherine of Aragon).^ Her nickname early on was "Katharine of Arrogance."
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^ On the set she was saddled with the label "difficult to work with", an attitude that earned her the nickname "Katharine of Arrogance", (an allusion to Catherine of Aragon), among directors and crew.

^ On movie sets, she was saddled with the label difficult to work with, an attitude that earned her the nickname Katharine of Arrogance (an allusion to Catherine of Aragon) among directors and crew.

[4] .Soon, audiences began to stay away from her movies.^ Soon audiences began staying away from her movies.

.Hepburn was affected by a series of flops when, in 1938, she — along with Fred Astaire, Mae West, Joan Crawford, Dolores del Río, Marlene Dietrich, and others — was voted "box office poison" in a poll taken by exhibitors.^ She was famously dubbed “box office poison” by motion picture exhibitors.
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^ Hepburn was already reeling from a devastating series of flops when, in 1938, she (along with Fred Astaire, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich , and others) was voted "box office poison" in a poll taken by motion picture exhibitors.

^ Hepburn was already reeling from a devastating series of earlier flops when in 1938 she (along with Fred Astaire, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, and others) was voted box office poison in a poll taken by motion picture exhibitors.

[5] .In 1939, Hepburn was going to do producer David O. Selznick a favor and play the role of Scarlett O'Hara because he did not yet have anyone else signed for the role.^ In 1939, Hepburn wanted the role of Scarlett O'Hara, but David O. Selznick insisted that she did not have the lustful, sexual appeal that the part needed.

^ Roles that Katharine Hepburn played.
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^ Was a leading choice to play "Scarlett O'Hara" in Gone with the Wind (1939).
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.Hepburn insisted that she did not have the lustful sexual appeal that the part demanded and told Selznick that his studio needed to find the woman who did.^ Hepburn was a woman who made risk-taking part of the game.

^ In 1939, Hepburn wanted the role of Scarlett O'Hara, but David O. Selznick insisted that she did not have the lustful, sexual appeal that the part needed.

^ Hepburn insisted that she did not have the lustful, sexual appeal that the part demanded and told Selznick that his studio needed to find the woman who did.

.Hepburn rehearsed the lines thoroughly just in case.^ Hepburn rehearsed the lines thoroughly in case Selznick could not find anyone else suitable.

.The night before the deadline, Selznick finally cast Vivien Leigh.^ The night before the deadline, Selznick finally cast Vivien Leigh .

^ The night before the deadline, Selznick finally cast Vivien Leigh.

.Unknown to Hepburn and the rest of Hollywood, Leigh was long favored for the role, but as an English actress, she was deemed unsuitable.^ Unbeknownst to Hepburn and the rest of Hollywood, Vivien Leigh was favored for the role early on, but as a British actress she was deemed unsuitable for the part.

^ The African Queen Hepburn is perhaps best remembered for her role in The African Queen (1951), for which she received her fifth Best Actress nomination, although she did not win (losing to Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire).

^ The African Queen Hepburn is perhaps best remembered for her role in The African Queen (1951), for which she received her fifth Best Actress nomination, losing to Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire.

.Her affair with Laurence Olivier, while he was in the middle of a divorce, made her a controversial choice.^ In addition, her affair with Laurence Olivier while he was in the middle of a divorce made her a controversial pick.

^ Hepburn made the first of her several television movies in 1975, co-starring with Sir Laurence Olivier in Love Among the Ruins -- and winning an Emmy award, as well.
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.The vast "search for Scarlett" was orchestrated to make it seem as if no other actress could be found, thus limiting the shock of Vivien Leigh landing the role.^ The vast "search for Scarlett" was orchestrated to make it seem as if no other actress could be found, thus limiting the shock of Vivien Leigh landing the role.

^ The African Queen Hepburn is perhaps best remembered for her role in The African Queen (1951), for which she received her fifth Best Actress nomination, although she did not win (losing to Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire).

^ Actually, Selznick offered her the role of Scarlett O'Hara, out of desperation at finding anyone suitable, but she was wise enough to sense that she was wrong for the part, and even though she tentatively accepted, it was no surprise when the part went to Vivien Leigh.

Hepburn was later the maid of honor at Leigh and Olivier's wedding in 1940.[6] Hepburn remained a close friend of Vivien Leigh until Leigh's death in 1967.
.Yearning for a comeback on the stage, a play was written especially for her by Philip Barry, The Philadelphia Story, a year after Hepburn had starred in the film version of his play Holiday.^ Yearning for a comeback on the stage, Hepburn returned to her roots on Broadway, appearing in The Philadelphia Story, a play written especially for her by Philip Barry, a year after Hepburn had starred in the film version of his play Holiday.

^ She asked Holiday author Philip Barry to write a play for her, which turned out to be The Philadelphia Story .

^ Hepburn's friend Philip Barry wrote the play especially for her.
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.In the new play, she played spoiled socialite Tracy Lord and received rave reviews.^ She played spoiled socialite Tracy Lord to rave reviews.

^ The plot line was written with her in mind - as the spoiled socialite Tracy Lord - and she bought the rights to the play.
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^ Katharine Hepburn plays socialite Tracy Lord who is divorced from C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) and is about to marry stuffed-shirt George Kittredge (John Howard).
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.With the help of ex-lover Howard Hughes, she acquired the film rights and sold them to MGM; the resulting film was one of the biggest hits of 1940. As part of the deal with MGM, Hepburn got to choose the director—George Cukor—but not her costars—Cary Grant and James Stewart.^ With the help of Howard Hughes, who at one time had been her lover, she purchased the rights to the play and turned it into a hit movie.
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^ With the help of ex-lover Howard Hughes, she purchased the film rights to the play and sold the rights to MGM, which adapted the play into one of the biggest hits of 1940.

^ In 1939 she sold the story to MGM and starred in it with Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart.
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.She wanted Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy for the roles played by Grant and Stewart respectively.^ Katharine turned down the role of Marilla in the 1985 telefilm Anne of Green Gables , but recommended her great-niece, Schuyler Grant for the role of Anne.
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^ Turned down the role of Marilla in Anne of Green Gables (1985) (TV), but recommended her great-neice, Schuyler Grant for the role of Anne.
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^ She formed memorable screen partnerships with the likes of Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy and director George Cukor but outlasted all of them and excelled just as easily on her own.
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.She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her work and won the New York Film Critics award.^ Hepburn's performance was nominated for an Academy Award.

^ She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her work opposite Grant and Stewart.

^ This movie earned Hepburn her first Academy Award for Best Actress.
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.Her career was revived almost overnight.^ Her career was revived almost overnight.

^ Produced by MGM in 1940, the film version was a box-office triumph, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her work and her career was revived almost overnight.
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.Yet, in the documentary on Cary Grant — A Class Apart,[7] it specifically states Hepburn was allowed the choice for her final male lead once Gable was unavailable.^ Although Hepburn will always (understandably) be associated with Spencer Tracy, I consider her match-ups with Cary Grant to be among the most delightful in film.

^ In 1963, Hepburn starred in Charade, her first and only film with Cary Grant, who had previously withdrawn from the starring roles in Roman Holiday and Sabrina.

^ As part of her deal with MGM, Hepburn got to choose the director — George Cukor — and her costars — Cary Grant and James Stewart.

.With $100,000 to use, Katharine chose her friend and favorite costar, Cary Grant.^ We open on Philadelphia socialite C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) as he's being tossed out of his palatial home by his wife, Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn).
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^ The many interviewees include Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Warren Beatty.
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^ Answer » in the movie 'Bringing Up Baby', starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, who or what is Baby?
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.At the height of the pre-McCarthy stages of the post-war Second Red Scare, Hepburn's strongly progressive social views also became a target of anti-communist hysteria.^ And although the second half lets down a bit, Hepburn is bright and touching and funny, carrying the picture and making it worth repeated viewings.

^ In my previous post, I stated that Hepburn didn't utter an "assertive peep" during the McCarthy Era.

^ Wearing a red dress, Hepburn delivered a speech, written by Communist Party member and soon-to-be Hollywood Ten indictee Dalton Trumbo.
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.Myron Fagan, the right-wing writer, producer and director at the center of Hollywood's anti-communist witch-hunting denounced her after Hepburn had spoken up on behalf of fellow actors, directors, and screenwriters facing the notorious blacklist of the 1940s.^ The majority of these films were shot during the studio era, when actors, directors, and writers banged out films in rapid succession to maintain a steady flow of product.
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^ Hepburn enjoyed friendships with Leland Hayward, John Ford, Howard Hughes (who bought her the ''Philadelphia Story'' movie rights), and writer William Rose.
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^ Her first film director, George Cukor, spotted this quality in Hepburn's initial screen test simply by the way in which she bent down, picked up a glass of champagne from the floor, then turned and faced the camera.
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Despite Hepburn's lack of actual membership in (or any formal links to) the American Communist Party, Fagan, in his polemical speech against "the Reds" in Hollywood, named Hepburn as "an example", forwarding the claim that "Katharine Hepburn's love for Joe Stalin is no secret".[8]

Hepburn and Tracy

Tracy and Hepburn from the trailer for the film Adam's Rib (1949)
.Hepburn made her first appearance with Spencer Tracy in Woman of the Year (1942), directed by George Stevens.^ Spencer Tracy is the peoples star, clear and direct, Hepburn wrote.
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^ Hepburn and Spencer Tracy In 1942, Hepburn made her first appearance opposite Spencer Tracy in Woman of the Year.
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^ Spencer Tracy was married to another woman.
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Behind the scenes the pair fell in love, beginning what would become one of Hollywood's most famous romances, despite Tracy's life long unwillingness (he was a Catholic) to divorce his estranged wife, the former Louise Treadwell; they had married in 1923.
.Hepburn and Tracy became one of Hollywood's most recognizable couples.^ Desk Set (Walter Lang, 1957) a comedy with Tracy about the computerization of a company, has its moments, but is generally one of the weaker Hepburn-Tracy films.

^ One of Katharine Hepburn's most famous roles was in the movie "The African Queen."
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^ William Holden vs. Katharine Hepburn Holden is one of the most awesome people to ever live ______________________________________________________________ My DVDs .
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.Hepburn, with her agile mind and distinctive New England accent, complemented Tracy's working-class machismo.^ Hepburn, with her agile mind and New England brogue, complemented Tracy's easy working-class machismo.
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^ Hepburn was more a personality than an actress when she took the professional plunge after graduating from Bryn Mawr in 1928; her first stage parts were bits, but she always attracted attention with her distinct New England accent and her bony, sturdy frame.
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^ On September 21, 1938, Hepburn was staying in her Fenwick, Connecticut home when the 1938 New England Hurricane struck and destroyed her house.

When Joseph Mankiewicz introduced them, Hepburn, who was wearing special heels that added several inches to her slender frame, said, "I'm afraid I'm too tall for you, Mr. Tracy." .Mankiewicz retorted, "Don't worry, he'll soon cut you down to size."^ Mankiewicz retorted, Don't worry, he'll soon cut you down to size.

^ Mankiewicz retorted, "Don't worry, he'll soon cut you down to size."
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^ I’ll cut you down to size.” And so began one of the silver screen’s most enduring partnerships, although I remain unconvinced that producer Joseph L. Mankiewicz didn’t write this bit himself.
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As The Daily Telegraph observed in Hepburn's obituary, "Hepburn and Spencer Tracy were at their most seductive when their verbal fencing was sharpest: it was hard to say whether they delighted more in the battle or in each other".
.Most of their films stress the difficulties that couples can have when they try to find an equable balance of power.^ Most of their films together stress the sparks that can fly when a couple try to find an equable balance of power.

^ This image is as strong today as it was then, with most women trying to balance career and family, often feeling guilty because no matter which they are working at, they are ignoring the other.
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^ They are one of Hollywood's most recognizable pairs both on-screen and off, and have in large part become the standard by which other film romances are judged.
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.The sparring over power and control is almost always resolved in an agreement to share.^ The sexy sparring over power and control almost always resolves, in their movies together, into an agreement to share and share alike.

.They appeared in nine movies together, including Keeper of the Flame (1942), Adam's Rib (1949), Pat and Mike (1952), Desk Set (1957) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), for which Hepburn won her second Academy Award for Best Actress.^ Hepburn's performance was nominated for an Academy Award.

^ It's not Adam's Rib , but in my opinion it's their second-best film together.

^ Pat and Mike 1952 N/R , 95 min.
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.Hepburn and Tracy carefully hid their affair from the public, using back entrances to studios and hotels and assiduously avoiding the press.^ The pair carefully hid their affair from the public, using back entrances to studios and hotels and assiduously avoiding the press.

^ And so, in one of the most lyrically funny and politically reviled episodes in American movies, Hepburn cooks Tracy breakfast in order to win him back.
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^ Tracy took a little house on George Cukor's estate which Hepburn also used on occasion.
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.They were undeniably a couple for decades, but did not live together regularly until the last few years of Tracy's life.^ Hepburn and Tracy were undeniably a couple for decades, but did not live together regularly until the last few years of Tracy's life.

^ Their marriage lasted only a few years.
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^ Although Hepburn and Tracy were frequent companions for 25 years, they never married or lived together openly, and they booked separate hotel suites when traveling together.
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.Even then, they maintained separate homes to keep up appearances.^ Even then, they maintained separate homes to keep up appearances.

^ She wound up so sick with dysentery that even months after she returned home the famously vigorous actress was still ill.

^ They were expected to keep up with their traditional duties in the home while making significant achievements in the outside world as well.
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.Their relationship, which neither would discuss publicly, lasted until Tracy's death in 1967. Their relationship was complex and there were periods during which they were estranged.^ Tracy, a Roman Catholic, had been married to the former Louise Treadwell since 1923, and remained so until his death.

^ Hepburn claimed that they were inseparable and were very happy together, despite the insistence from gossip columns that the marriage would not last.

^ Hepburn and Tracy were undeniably a couple for decades, but did not live together regularly until the last few years of Tracy's life.

.Tracy had several affairs while estranged from Hepburn, notably while filming Plymouth Adventure with his co-star Gene Tierney.^ Desk Set (Walter Lang, 1957) a comedy with Tracy about the computerization of a company, has its moments, but is generally one of the weaker Hepburn-Tracy films.

^ In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Hepburn as the number one female star in their Greatest American Screen Legends list (AFI's 100 Years...

^ Hepburn's final film was 1994's Love Affair; she died on June 29, 2003, at age 96.
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.Hepburn had had several prior liaisons, most notably with her agent Leland Hayward, John Ford and Howard Hughes.^ Kate carried on a lighthearted romance with agent Leland Hayward for four years, but when she wouldnt marry him, he wed actress Margaret Sullavan.
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^ (Luddy took photos of her visiting beaux—Hayward, Ford, Hughes—and liked to assure visitors that he was the sanest member of the family.
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^ In 1987, she co-starred with Robert Wagner in a tongue-in-cheek made-for-television caper film, Love Among Thieves which borrowed elements from several of Hepburn's films, most notably Charade and How to Steal a Million.

.Tracy, however, seems to have been her true love.^ Tracy, however, seemed to be her one true love.

^ The true love of her life, however, was Tracy, the last man to whom she was ever romantically linked.
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.Hepburn took five years off after Long Day's Journey Into Night to care for Tracy while he was in failing health.^ Hepburn took five years off from her film career after Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) to care for Tracy while he was in failing health.

^ Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) .
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^ Her performance in "Long Day's Journey into Night" is truly great, and psychologically complex.
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.Out of consideration for Tracy's family, Hepburn did not attend his funeral.^ For the rest of her life, Hepburn spoke of Tracy as reverentially as she did of her mother and father.
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^ Hepburn's lover Spencer Tracy's admonition that actors should stay out of politics ("Remember who shot Lincoln") was ignored by Hepburn, whose mother had been sympathetic to Marxism and the Soviet Union, despite their family's wealth.
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^ Hepburn and Tracy were undeniably a couple for decades, but did not live together regularly until the last few years of Tracy's life.

.She described herself as too heartbroken to ever watch Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, saying it evoked memories of Tracy that were too painful.^ Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) more movies like this .
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^ She was so heartbroken after he died that she never watched Guess Who's Coming to Dinner after it was released in 1967, saying it evoked memories of Tracy that were too painful.

^ Hepburn appeared in a total of nine movies with Tracy, including Adam's Rib (1949) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), for which Hepburn won her second Best Actress Oscar.

The African Queen

Hepburn in The African Queen
.One of Hepburn's Academy Award nominated performances was her role as Rose Sayer in The African Queen (1951), where she played a prim spinster missionary in Africa (around the time of World War I), who convinces Humphrey Bogart's character, a hard-drinking riverboat captain, to use his boat to destroy a German ship.^ Hepburn's performance was nominated for an Academy Award.

^ One of Katharine Hepburn's most famous roles was in the movie "The African Queen."
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^ And don't tell me Bogart in "African Queen."

.Hepburn received her fifth Best Actress nomination, losing to Vivien Leigh for A Streetcar Named Desire.^ The African Queen Hepburn is perhaps best remembered for her role in The African Queen (1951), for which she received her fifth Best Actress nomination, although she did not win (losing to Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire).

^ After several years of off-and-on films, Hepburn scored another marked success with 1951's The African Queen, for which she received her fifth Best Actress nomination, losing to Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire.
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^ Hepburn received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
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.The African Queen was shot mostly on location in Africa, where almost all the cast and crew suffered from malaria and dysentery—except director John Huston and Bogart, neither of whom ever drank any water.^ And don't tell me Bogart in "African Queen."

^ Filmed mostly on location in Africa, almost all the cast and crew suffered from malaria and dysentery - except director John Huston and Bogart, neither of whom ever drank any water.

^ The trip and the movie made such an impact on her that later in life she wrote a book about filming the movie: The Making of The African Queen: Or, How I Went to Africa With Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind, which made her a best-selling author at the age of 77.

(Many of the studio shots were completed in the unlikely location of Worton Hall aka Isleworth Studios which is sited in the Greater London suburb of Isleworth, West London.) .Hepburn, ever the urologist's daughter, disapproved of the two men's drinking and piously drank gallons of water each day to spite them.^ Hepburn, ever the urologist's daughter, disapproved of the two men's boozing and piously drank gallons of water each day to spite them.

^ Bill of Divorcement (1932) In her first film, Katharine Hepburn is introduced to us as the daughter in a well-to-do family, used to luxury as an every day commodity.
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^ Katharine Hepburn and Doris Nolan play Linda and Julia Seton, two daughters of a very well-to-do family.
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.She wound up so sick with dysentery that, even months after she returned home, the famously vigorous actress was still ill.^ She wound up so sick with dysentery that even months after she returned home the famously vigorous actress was still ill.

^ Even then, they maintained separate homes to keep up appearances.

The trip and the movie made such an impact on her that later in life she wrote a book about filming the movie: The Making of The African Queen: Or, How I Went to Africa With Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind, which made her a best-selling author at the age of 77.
.In an interview in Playboy, Huston spoke of how on their days off, he and Bogart would go big game hunting, and how one day Hepburn asked to go along.^ One of her closest friends, Canadian portrait artist Myfanwy Pavelic died on May 11, 2007, one day short of Hepburn's 100th birthday anniversary.
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^ Hepburn's aversion to media attention did not thaw until 1973, when she appeared on The Dick Cavett Show for an extended two-day interview.

^ It'd be real interesting to get them all in a room one day and ask them what they really think.
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He described her as a "Diana of the Hunt" — utterly fearless — and able to shoot with the best of them.

Later film career

.Following The African Queen, Hepburn often played spinsters, most notably in her Oscar-nominated performances for Summertime (1955) and The Rainmaker (1956), although at 49 some considered her too old for the role.^ Roles that Katharine Hepburn played.
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^ Her most memorable films of the 1950s are THE AFRICAN QUEEN (with Humphrey Bogart, 1951), SUMMERTIME (1955), and THE RAINMAKER (with Burt Lancaster, 1956).
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^ With The African Queen (1951), Hepburn moved into middle-aged spinster roles, receiving her fifth Oscar nomination for the film.
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She also received nominations for her performances in films adapted from stage dramas, namely as Mrs. Venable in Tennessee Williams' Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) and as Mary Tyrone in the 1962 version of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, for which the cast received a special jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
.Hepburn received her second Best Actress Oscar for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, though she believed it was meant to honor Spencer Tracy, who had died shortly after filming was completed.^ [September 1999] Has never watched Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) because it was Spencer Tracy's last film.
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^ Katharine Hepburn as Ethel, Norman's understanding wife, received an Oscar for Best Actress.
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^ The chemistry between Tracy and Hepburn is at its best in this film.
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.The following year, she won a record-breaking third Oscar for her role as Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter, an award shared that year with Barbra Streisand for her performance in Funny Girl. Peter O'Toole, her co-star in The Lion in Winter, said in many interviews, including with host Charlie Rose, that Hepburn was his favorite actor to work with.^ (May 7, 2005) Hepburn is the artist to have won the most Oscars in a starring role.
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^ The following year she won a record-breaking third Oscar for her role as Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter, an award shared that year with Barbra Streisand for her performance in Funny Girl.

^ A third followed in 1968 for The Lion in Winter, and in 1981 was awarded a FOURTH Oscar for On Golden Pond.
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.He and Hepburn remained friends until her death.^ Tracy, a Roman Catholic, had been married to the former Louise Treadwell since 1923, and remained so until his death.

^ They made nine films together and remained close companions until Tracy's death in 1967.
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^ Hepburn was - and is - an Original, and she remained one until, I've no doubt whatsoever, her final breath.
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.Hepburn continued to do filmed stage dramas, including The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969), The Trojan Women (1971) by Euripides, and Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance (1973).^ Hepburn continued to do filmed stage dramas, including The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969), The Trojan Women (1971) by Euripides, and Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance (1973).

^ The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969) 26.
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^ The Madwoman of Chaillot 1969 G , 132 min.
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In 1973, she first appeared in an original television production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie.
.Two years later, Hepburn received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program (Drama or Comedy) for Love Among the Ruins, which co-starred friend Laurence Olivier and was directed by George Cukor.^ Two years later Hepburn received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program (Drama or Comedy) for Love Among the Ruins, which costarred Laurence Olivier and was directed by George Cukor.

^ Hepburn made the first of her several television movies in 1975, co-starring with Sir Laurence Olivier in Love Among the Ruins -- and winning an Emmy award, as well.
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^ Was nominated for two Tony Awards: in 1970 as Best Actress (Musical), for playing the title character, Coco Chanel in "Coco," and in 1982 as Best Actress (Play), for "The West Side Waltz."
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.Hepburn also appeared in one of her most well received roles of her later period with John Wayne in Rooster Cogburn, the sequel to Wayne's Academy Award winning film True Grit.^ Hepburn received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
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^ Hepburn also appeared opposite John Wayne in Rooster Cogburn, which was essentially The African Queen done as a western.

^ Both Taylor and Hepburn received Academy Award nominations as Best Actress for this film.
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.Rooster Cogburn was essentially The African Queen done as a western.^ Hepburn also appeared opposite John Wayne in Rooster Cogburn, which was essentially The African Queen done as a western.

^ She's also very good in "Rooster Cogburn," which is sort of an older, more rambling, unofficial remake of "The African Queen."

^ Rooster Cogburn and the Lady (1975) With a story line that is a strong parallel to The African Queen the heroine is now the late middle-aged daughter of a missionary in an untamed land (the American West).
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.Hepburn won her fourth Oscar for On Golden Pond (1981), with Henry Fonda.^ Hepburn won her fourth Oscar for On Golden Pond (1981) opposite Henry Fonda.

^ Henry Fonda also won an Oscar for Best Actor.
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^ On Golden Pond (1981) 31.
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.In 1994, Hepburn gave her final three movie performances — One Christmas, based on a short story by Truman Capote, as Ginny in the remake of Love Affair; and This Can't Be Love, directed by one of her close friends, Anthony Harvey (The Lion in Winter).^ One Christmas (1994) 32.
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^ This made-for-TV film is adapted from a Truman Capote short story.
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^ In 1994, Hepburn gave her final three movie performances - One Christmas, based on a short story by Truman Capote, as Ginny in the remake of Love Affair; and This Can't Be Love, directed by one of her close friends, Anthony Harvey (The Lion in Winter).

Death

.On June 29, 2003, Hepburn died of natural causes at Fenwick, the Hepburn family home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.^ Katharine Hepburn died at 96 years old in the home I visited in Old Saybrook on June 30.
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^ PM on June 29, 2003 Greatest.
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^ Katharine Hepburn dies June 29, 2003 4:19 PM Subscribe .
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.She was 96 years old, and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut.^ She was 96 years old.

^ Katharine Hepburn died at 96 years old in the home I visited in Old Saybrook on June 30.
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^ She died at the age of 96 at her home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
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.In honor of her extensive theater work, the lights of Broadway were dimmed for an hour.^ In honor of her extensive theater work, the bright lights of Broadway were dimmed for an hour.

^ Lights will dim on Broadway at 8 p.m.
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.The book Kate Remembered, by A. Scott Berg, was published just 13 days after Hepburn's death.^ The book Kate Remembered, by A. Scott Berg, was published just 13 days after her death.

^ Two days after Tom’s death, news arrived of the death of another of Dr. Hepburn’s brothers: he had run his car’s engine with the garage door closed.
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^ The death of her brother and lover -- that Great Love of her Life -- changed 13-year-old Kate forever.
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.In 2004, in accordance with Hepburn's wishes, her personal effects were put up for auction with Sotheby's in New York.^ In 2004, in accordance with Hepburn's wishes, her personal effects were put up for auction with Sotheby's in New York.

^ From her first weeks in New York, in the summer of 1928, Hepburn walked straight into leading roles.
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^ The first was for Morning Glory, in which Hepburn played a small-town New England girl who conquers the New York stage.
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.Hepburn had meticulously collected an extraordinary amount of material relating to her career and place in Hollywood over the years, as well as personal items such as a bust of Spencer Tracy she sculpted herself (used as a prop in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner on the desk where Sidney Poitier makes his phone call) and her own oil paintings.^ Classic movies is running Guess Who's Coming to Dinner -- Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn who Sidney poitier and -- good and that's a great story.
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^ Venus: What Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn really care about.
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^ Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) more movies like this .
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.The auction netted several million dollars, which Hepburn willed mostly to her family and close friends, including television journalist Cynthia McFadden.^ The auction netted several million dollars, which Hepburn willed mostly to her family and close friends, including television journalist Cynthia McFadden.

^ Before Tracy, Hepburn had relationships with several Hollywood directors and personalities, including her agent Leland Hayward.

Family and personal life

Hepburn's genealogy has been researched through the Whittier line back to King Louis IX of France. She is listed as one of the descendants of the Mayflower compact author William Brewster (her family tree).
.In her 1973 interview on The Dick Cavett Show Hepburn stated that although she agreed with Christian principles and thought highly of Jesus Christ, she did not believe in religion or in the afterlife.^ Hepburn's aversion to media attention did not thaw until 1973, when she appeared on The Dick Cavett Show for an extended two-day interview.

^ Although it did not do well in its first release, due to the Katharine Hepburn's box-office poison label, it is now considered a classic in the genre of screwball comedy.
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^ Hepburn said of her parents, "There was nothing to be done about these matters and [my parents] simply did not believe in moaning about anything."
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Her paternal grandfather, Sewell Snowden Hepburn, was an Episcopal clergyman, but on the subject of religion, she told another journalist (this time a Ladies Home Journal reporter) in October 1991 that:
I'm an atheist and that's it. .I believe there's nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for other people.^ First of all people who have looked at three drinks a day are much happier and people who never dreamed I know there's there.
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^ And she bucked the system, refusing to subscribe to what others believed a woman should be.

^ I'm curious to what others think out there are I really think that Jill Biden should have known better then to say on the Oprah show bad.
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[12]
.In 1910, the Hepburn family lived at 133 Hawthorne Street in Hartford, Connecticut.^ Always practical about money, she let her father, Dr. Thomas Hepburn, a Hartford, Connecticut urologist, handle her affairs.
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^ Hepburn's Legacy On June 29, 2003, Hepburn died of natural causes at Fenwick, the Hepburn family home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

^ Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in nineteen-oh-seven.
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.Eight years later, they were recorded living at 352 Laurel Street, also in Hartford.^ In 1933 she rented a townhouse on East 49th Street in New York's Turtle Bay section, which she later bought outright (and lived in for 63 years).
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By 1930, Katharine's parents and four younger siblings had moved to a large eight bedroom house at 201 Bloomfield Avenue in West Hartford. As of 2007, the house is owned by the University of Hartford.
.Margaret "Peg" Perry, Hepburn's last surviving sister, died on February 13, 2006, aged 85.[13] Perry was a librarian in Canton, Connecticut.^ Tracy in 1967 was to do his last film with Hepburn, dying soon after its completion.
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Robert Hepburn, the last surviving sibling of Katharine Hepburn, died on November 26, 2007. Robert was a doctor who followed in the footsteps of their father, Dr. Thomas Hepburn. He was the head of the urology department at Hartford Hospital for more than 30 years.
.Hepburn's professional legacy is today carried on within her family.^ Hepburn's professional legacy is today carried on within her family.

^ Hepburn's Legacy On June 29, 2003, Hepburn died of natural causes at Fenwick, the Hepburn family home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

.Hepburn's niece is actress Katharine Houghton, who appeared as her daughter in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.^ Hepburn's niece is actress Katharine Houghton, who appeared with her in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

^ Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) .
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^ Katharine Houghton, Hepburn's niece, played the daughter.
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.Hepburn's grandniece is actress Schuyler Grant, who appeared in Anne of Green Gables and All My Children.^ Hepburn's grandniece is actress Schuyler Grant; the two appeared together in the 1988 television movie Laura Lansing Slept Here.

^ Hepburn appeared in a total of nine movies with Tracy, including Adam's Rib (1949) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), for which Hepburn won her second Best Actress Oscar.

^ Synopsis: One of the most successful and respected actresses of all time is profiled in the Lifetime special Women of Substance: Katherine Hepburn.
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Legacy

.To honor Hepburn, a theater is being built in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.^ She died at the age of 96 at her home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
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^ (September 24, 2003) The Old Saybrook waterfront estate of the late Katharine Hepburn is going on sale with an initial asking price of $12 million.
  • Katharine Hepburn Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 15 January 2010 4:46 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: General]

^ Hepburn's Legacy On June 29, 2003, Hepburn died of natural causes at Fenwick, the Hepburn family home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

.Hepburn lived and died in the Fenwick section of Old Saybrook.^ (September 24, 2003) The Old Saybrook waterfront estate of the late Katharine Hepburn is going on sale with an initial asking price of $12 million.
  • Katharine Hepburn Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 15 January 2010 4:46 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: General]

^ Hepburn's Legacy On June 29, 2003, Hepburn died of natural causes at Fenwick, the Hepburn family home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

.During the spring of 2009, the state-of-the-art Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and Theater was opened.^ On September 8 and 9, 2006, Bryn Mawr College, Hepburn's alma mater, launched the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, dedicated to both the actress and her mother.

^ We take a tour of "Katharine Hepburn: In Her Own Files," the first public exhibition of the theatrical papers of Katharine Hepburn at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts .
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^ An interesting thing to note was that in her life Katharine Hepburn survived a situation that is now critical in our culture.
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[14] .In October 2007, the town of Old Saybrook received a check for $200,000 from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Historic Restoration Grant for the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and Theatre, totaling one million dollars received in grants for this project.^ On June 29, 2003 Katharine Hepburn died of natural causes in Old Saybrook, Connetticut.
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^ On September 8 and 9, 2006, Bryn Mawr College, Hepburn's alma mater, launched the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, dedicated to both the actress and her mother.

^ The auction netted several million dollars, which Hepburn willed mostly to her family and close friends, including television journalist Cynthia McFadden.

[6]
.On September 8 and 9, 2006, Bryn Mawr College, Hepburn's alma mater, launched the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, dedicated to both the actress and her mother.^ As part of her last wishes, she helped create the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College.
  • Katharine Hepburn, 1907-2003: An Independent and Intelligent Actress 15 January 2010 4:46 UTC www.voanews.com [Source type: General]

^ On September 8 and 9, 2006, Bryn Mawr College, Hepburn's alma mater, launched the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, dedicated to both the actress and her mother.

^ Her father, Thomas Norval Hepburn, was a famous urologist and supported her mother, Katharine Houghton, in her militant campaigns for women's suffrage and birth control; she became the chairwoman in WAshington of the National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control.
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At the launch celebration, Lauren Bacall and Blythe Danner were awarded Katharine Hepburn Medals for "lives, work and contributions that embody the intelligence, drive and independence of the four-time-Oscar-winning actress."[15]
.Hepburn lent her name to some liberal social and political causes, particularly family planning.^ I don’t want to use my family name because I shall probably have several scandals while I live and I don’t want to cause them any trouble until I am famous, when nobody will mind.
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^ That’s very unusual, isn’t it?”) Some twenty Hepburn biographies have given increasing attention to this very unusual family romance.
  • Postscript: Born for the Part : The New Yorker 15 January 2010 4:46 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: General]

^ The Hepburns demanded frequent familial discussions on these topics and more, and as a result the Hepburn children were well versed in social and political issues.

In 1985, she received the Humanist Arts Award of the American Humanist Association, presented by her friend Corliss Lamont.
.Hepburn, who resided in a brownstone located at 244 East 49th Street in the borough of Manhattan of New York City, was honored posthumously by neighbors in her community, Turtle Bay.^ She soon started appearing in small roles in plays on Broadway in New York City.That year she also married a businessman named Ludlow Ogden Smith.
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^ We take a tour of "Katharine Hepburn: In Her Own Files," the first public exhibition of the theatrical papers of Katharine Hepburn at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts .
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^ Chapter One A Sea Change From the window of her New York town house, Kath Hepburn, the new queen of Hollywood, looked up and down the quiet, early morning street.
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First, a garden near her home was dedicated in her name in 2004.[16] The garden contains 12 stepping stones each inscribed with quotes. One reads:
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I remember when walking as a child, it was not customary to say you were fatigued.^ It was not customary to say you were fatigued.
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^ "I can remember walking as a child.
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^ George Burns once said: Acting is easy, you just remember your lines, say them loud, and get off.

.It was customary to complete the goal of the expedition.^ It was customary to complete the goal of the expedition."
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[17]
.In addition to the garden, the intersection of East 49th Street and 2nd Avenue has been renamed Katharine Hepburn Way by the city.^ In 1933 she rented a townhouse on East 49th Street in New York's Turtle Bay section, which she later bought outright (and lived in for 63 years).
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.To mark the 100th anniversary of her birth in May 2007, the cable channel Turner Classic Movies dedicated a week of its evening broadcast hours to her films and documentaries on her life.^ The other turner cable channel movie channel.
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^ Links for the Day (May 29th, 2007) Links for the Day (May 28th, 2007) The 2007 Cannes Film Festival Awards Links for the Day (May 27th, 2007) Staying on the reservation: Bury My Heart at Wound...

.Warner Brothers Home video also celebrated the 100th anniversary of her birth by releasing a box set of movies not previously available on DVD -- Morning Glory (1933), Sylvia Scarlett (1936), Dragon Seed (1944), Without Love (1945), Undercurrent (1946), and the TV movie The Corn Is Green (1979).^ Without Love , based on a play Hepburn had done in 1942, failed to go over that well with 1945 audiences.
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^ In the 1970's and 1980's Hepburn had performed creditably in such TV movies as “Love Among the Ruins” with Laurence Olivier; “The Glass Menagerie” with Michael Moriarty, and in the later 1980's “Mrs.
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^ Hepburn's third movie, Morning Glory, brought her first Oscar.
  • CTV British Columbia- Movie legend Katharine Hepburn dies at age 96 - CTV News, Shows and Sports -- Canadian Television 15 January 2010 4:46 UTC www.ctvbc.ctv.ca [Source type: General]

.In the 2004 Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator, Hepburn was portrayed by Cate Blanchett, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.^ In a year and a half (1932-33) she completed five pictures and won an Academy Award for Morning Glory .
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^ When I lost a part, I thought it was because I was a genius and geniuses always have a hard time,” confides the giddy little starving genius of an actress Hepburn played in “Morning Glory,” which won her an Academy Award in 1933.
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^ Synopsis: Katharine Hepburn won her first Oscar for her portrayal of Eva Lovelace, a small-town community-theatre actress who comes to New York dreaming of theatrical stardom.
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.It marked the first instance when an Academy Award–winning actress was turned into an Academy Award–winning role.^ This movie earned Hepburn her first Academy Award for Best Actress.
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^ When Cate Blanchett won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for _The Aviator (2004)_ , Hepburn became the first previous Oscar winner to become an Oscar-winning movie role.
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^ Hepburn received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.She had taken control of her career once again.
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Awards

Academy Award

Academy Award for Best Actress
Wins
Nominations

Golden Globe Award

Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
Nominations
Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominations
Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominations

Emmy Award

Best Actress in a Drama
Nominations
Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Wins
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Special
Nominations

BAFTA Award

Best Actress
Wins
Best Foreign Actress
Nominations

Tony Award

Best Actress in a Musical
Nominations
Best Actress in a Play
Nominations

Work

Stage credits

Filmography

Television credits

Books

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  • Making of the African Queen: Or How I Went to Africa With Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind (1987)
  • Me: Stories of My Life (1991)
  • Carr, Larry (1979).^ Excerpt from The Making of the African Queen , by Katharine Hepburn: John came one morning to my hut.

    ^ In 1947, John Huston put together a "committee" of Hollywood celebrities, Bogart, Bacall and Hepburn among them, who went to Washington to protest, generally speaking, "red baiting."

    ^ The African Queen is still one of my very favourite films.
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    .More Fabulous Faces: The Evolution and Metamorphosis of Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Dolores del Rio, Carole Lombard and Myrna Loy.^ Bette Davis played Moffat in the 1945 film version;  Read More .
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    ^ The story concerns the lives of four New England sisters -- Jo (Katharine Hepburn), Amy (Joan Bennett), Meg  Read More .
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    ^ Based on a play by Lula Vollmer , the film stars Katharine Hepburn , phony Ozark accent and all, as Trigger Hicks, an illiterate hillbilly  Read More .
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    Doubleday and Company. ISBN 0-385-12819-3. 

References

  1. ^ American Film Institute (1999-06-16). "AFI's 100 YEARS...100 STARS". Afi.com. http://www.afi.com/tvevents/100years/stars.aspx. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  2. ^ Bryn Mawr College - Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center - About The Houghton Hepburns
  3. ^ "Tribute To Katharine Hepburn". Films42.com. http://www.films42.com/tribute/hepburn.asp. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ Oldenburg, Ann (June 30, 2003). "Film icon Katharine Hepburn dies at 96". USA Today. p. 1A. 
  5. ^ Mahar, Ted (March 4, 2005). "Movie Review: The Hepburn Story, Katharine Hepburn's Career is Back in the Spotlight". The Oregonian (Oregonian Publishing): p. 46. 
  6. ^ a b Holden, Anthony (September 18, 1988). "Sneak Previews of Forthcoming Books of Special Interest to Southern Californians, Secretly Married". Los Angeles Times, Magazine: p. 8A. 
  7. ^ "Cary Grant: A Class Apart 01_在线视频观看_土豆网视频 Documentary 美国 记录片 加利·格兰特 传记 加里·格兰特 卡里·格兰特 好莱坞". Tudou.com. http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/Yiyp48taTJ8/. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  8. ^ Fagan, Myron. "Speech on the Opening Night Performance of "Thieves in Paradise". 12 April 1948. In Red Stars in Hollywood: Their Helpers, Fellow Travelers, and Co-Conspirators. P. 8. http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/AmRad/redstarshollywood.pdf
  9. ^ Miller, Frank; Robert Osborne and Molly Haskell (2006). Leading Men: The 50 Most Unforgettable Actors of the Studio Era. Chronicle Books. p. 197. ISBN 0811854671. http://books.google.com/books?id=M7X0EAXFR6wC. 
  10. ^ Wayne, Jane Ellen (2006). The Leading Men of MGM. Carroll & Graf Publishers. p. 219. ISBN 0786717688. http://books.google.com/books?id=YqfsLfqfLmYC. 
  11. ^ Berg, Andrew Scott (2003). Kate Remembered. Putnam. ISBN 0399151648. http://books.google.com/books?id=UHFZAAAAMAAJ. 
  12. ^ "The religion of Katharine Hepburn, actress". Adherents.com. http://www.adherents.com/people/ph/Katharine_Hepburn.html. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
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  15. ^ Bryn Mawr College - Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center - Hepburn Medalists
  16. ^ http://www.nypost.com/seven/03292007/realestate/royal_treatment_realestate_braden_keil.htm?page=2 Kate's Place from the New York Post 29/03/2007
  17. ^ Jim Naureckas. "New York Songlines: 2nd Avenue/Chrystie Street". Nysonglines.com. http://www.nysonglines.com/2av.htm. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 

Further reading

  • Berg, Scott A. (2003). Kate Remembered. Putnam. 
  • Hepburn, Katharine (1991). .Me: Stories of My Life.^ Her autobiography, ME: STORIES OF MY LIFE was published in 1991.
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    Knopf.
     
  • Higham, Charles (1975). Kate. W. W. Norton. 
  • Kanin, Garson (1971). Tracy and Hepburn; an intimate memoir. New York: Viking. ISBN 0670722936. 
  • Prideaux, James (1996). Knowing Hepburn. 

External links


Quotes

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From Wikiquote

.Katharine Houghton Hepburn (12 May 190729 June 2003) was an American actress of film, television and stage.^ Katharine Hepburn's television credits include: .
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^ Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress of film, television and stage.

^ Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut.

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  • Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living.^ Acting is the most minor of gifts.
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    ^ Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living.
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    ^ Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living.
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    .After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.^ After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four."
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    ^ After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four I'm a personality as well as an actress.
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    ^ After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.
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    • Ted Goodman, The Forbes Book of Business Quotations: 10,000 Thoughts on the Business of Life, Black Dog Publishing, 2007, p.^ Part of: Katharine Hepburn Centennial Share Author: Ian Woolstencroft — Published: May 12, 2007 at 10:11 am 1 comment .
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      ^ John Cook and Leslie Ann Gibson, The Book of Positive Quotations , Fairview Press, 2007, p.
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      ^ Me : Stories of My Life by Katharine Hepburn Paperback from Ballantine Books Book Published: 29 September, 1996 .
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  • Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.^ "I often wonder whether men and women really suit eachother.
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    ^ NEXT » Katharine Hepburn Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.
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    ^ Sometimes I wonder if men and women really .
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    .Perhaps they should just live next door and just visit now and then.^ Perhaps they should just live next door and just visit now and then.
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    ^ Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.” “I was ambitious and knew I would not have children.
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    ^ Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living.
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    • James B. Nelson and Sandra P. Longfellow, Sexuality and the sacred: sources for theological reflection, [1], Westminster John Knox Press, 1994, p.^ James B. Nelson and Sandra P. Longfellow, Sexuality and the sacred: sources for theological reflection , [1] , Westminster John Knox Press, 1994, p.
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  • Without discipline, there's no life at all.^ Hepburn, Katharine quote - Without discipline, there is no life at all....
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    ^ Without discipline, there's no life at all.
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    ^ Katharine Hepburn Without discipline, there's no life at all.
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    • Marti Olsen Laney, The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child, Workman Publishing, 2005, p.^ Marti Olsen Laney, The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child , Workman Publishing, 2005, p.
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  • Life is to be lived. .If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting.^ Mars in Capricorn (MA-0-UR) If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting.
    • Anyara-Aphorisms: Movie quotes - Katharine Hepburn 15 January 2010 4:46 UTC koti.mbnet.fi [Source type: General]

    ^ If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well find some way that is going to be interesting.
    • Audrey Or Katherine Hepburn? 15 January 2010 4:46 UTC forum.kusadasi.biz [Source type: General]
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    ^ If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting.
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    • Katharine Hepburn Quotes :: Quoteland :: Quotations by Author 15 January 2010 4:46 UTC www.quoteland.com [Source type: General]

    .And you don't do that by sitting around wondering about yourself.^ And you don't do that by sitting around.
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    ^ And you don't do that by sitting around wondering about yourself.
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    ^ And you don't do that by sitting around wondering about yourself."
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    • Audrey Or Katherine Hepburn? 15 January 2010 4:46 UTC forum.kusadasi.biz [Source type: General]
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    • John Cook and Leslie Ann Gibson, The Book of Positive Quotations, Fairview Press, 2007, p.^ John Cook and Leslie Ann Gibson, The Book of Positive Quotations , Fairview Press, 2007, p.
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      ^ Ted Goodman, The Forbes Book of Business Quotations: 10,000 Thoughts on the Business of Life , Black Dog Publishing, 2007, p.
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      ^ Ann Hodgman, who wrote the Beat This cook book describes her favorite brownies as “frosting you can pick up!” I heartily concur.
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  • If you obey all the rules, you will miss all the fun.^ If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
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    ^ "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."
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    ^ "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
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    • Katharine Hepburn and Susan Crimp, Katharine Hepburn Once Said...: Great Lines to Live By, HarperCollins, 2003, p.^ Into Davids life comes Susan (Katharine Hepburn), a free-spirited young woman who seems to bring trouble wherever she goes.

      ^ The late great Kate: Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003).
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      ^ PEOPLE IN AMERICA - Katharine Hepburn, 1907-2003: An Independent and Intelligent Actress .
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Katharine Hepburn
Born Katharine Houghton Hepburn
May 12, 1907(1907-05-12)
Hartford, Connecticut
Died June 29, 2003 (aged 96)
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Years active 1928-1995
Spouse Ludlow Ogden Smith
(1928–1941)
Partner Spencer Tracy
(1943-1967)
Awards NYFCC Award for Best Actress
1940 The Philadelphia Story
Cannes Film Festival - Best Actress Award
1962 Long Day's Journey Into Night

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907- June 29, 2003) was an American actress. She was on the list for 12 Academy Awards, and won four of them.

Hepburn was born in Hartford, Connecticut and went to Bryn Mawr College; she got her degree in 1928 and started on Broadway that same year in Night Hostess.

In 1932 she got a role in the George Cukor film A Bill of Divorcement, with John Barrymore. Woman of the Year was the first of nine films with Spencer Tracy. It began one of Hollywood's most famous romances, also on film in Adam's Rib and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. They were together until Tracy's death in 1967, but they never married. This was probably because Tracy, a Catholic, did not want to divorce his wife. Before they met, Hepburn married and divorced Ludlow Ogden Smith and was together with Leland Hayward and Howard Hughes for a long time.

Her autobiography, Me: Stories of My Life, came out in 1991. She died on June 29, 2003 at 2:50 p.m., at Fenwick, the Hepburn family home, in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. She was 96.

Stage work

  • These Days - 1928
  • Art and Mrs. Bottle - 1930
  • The Warrior's Husband - 1932
  • The Lake - 1933
  • The Philadelphia Story - 1939
  • Without Love - 1942
  • As You Like It - 1950
  • The Millionairess - 1952
  • The Merchant of Venice; Measure for Measure; The Taming of the Shrew - 1955, On tour in Australia with the Old Vic
  • The Merchant of Venice; Much Ado About Nothing - 1957, Stratford, Connecticut Shakespeare Theatre
  • Antony and Cleopatra, Twelfth Night - 1960, Stratford, Connecticut Shakespeare Theatre
  • Coco - 1969
  • A Matter of Gravity - 1976
  • The West Side Waltz - 1981

Filmography

1930s

  • A Bill of Divorcement (1932)
  • Christopher Strong (1933)
  • Morning Glory (1933) -- Academy Award for Best Actress
  • Little Women (1933)
  • Spitfire (1934)
  • The Little Minister (1934)
  • Break of Hearts (1935)
  • Alice Adams (1935)
  • Sylvia Scarlett (1936)
  • Mary of Scotland (1936)
  • A Woman Rebels (1936)
  • Quality Street (1937)
  • Stage Door (1937)
  • Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  • Holiday (1938)

1940s

  • The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  • Woman of the Year (1942)
  • Keeper of the Flame (1942)
  • Stage Door Canteen (1943)
  • Dragon Seed (1944)
  • Without Love (1945)
  • Undercurrent (1946)
  • The Sea of Grass (1947)
  • Song of Love (1947)
  • State of the Union (1948)
  • Adam's Rib (1949)

1950s

  • The African Queen (1951)
  • Pat and Mike (1952)
  • Summertime (1955)
  • The Rainmaker (1956)
  • The Iron Petticoat (1956)
  • Desk Set (1957)
  • Suddenly Last Summer (1959)

1960s

  • A Long Day's Journey into Night] (1962)
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) -- Academy Award for Best Actress
  • The Lion in Winter (1968) -- Academy Award for Best Actress
  • The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)

1970s

  • The Trojan Women (1971)
  • A Delicate Balance (1974)
  • Rooster Cogburn (1975)
  • Olly Olly Oxen Free (1978)

1980s

  • On Golden Pond (1981) -- Academy Award for Best Actress
  • The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley (1985)

1990s

  • Love Affair (1994)

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