Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Raised in Connecticut by wealthy parents, Hepburn turned to acting after graduation. Favorable reviews of her work on stage in 1932 brought her to the notice of Hollywood. After a few early film successes, including her first Academy Award, for Morning Glory, Hepburn endured a string of flops, which led to her being voted "box office poison". She arranged with playwright Philip Barry to write a play with her in mind, one that smoothed over her prickly public image. This play, The Philadelphia Story, turned out to be a huge success on Broadway. Securing the film rights for herself with the help of Howard Hughes, Hepburn sold them to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on the condition that she reprise her leading role as Tracy Lord. The hit film adaptation revived her flagging career. Throughout her six-decade career, Hepburn co-starred with screen legends including Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby, Holiday, The Philadelphia Story), Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen), John Wayne (Rooster Cogburn), Laurence Olivier (Love Among the Ruins) and Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond). Her most successful pairing was with Spencer Tracy, with whom she made a string of hit pictures, starting with 1942's Woman of the Year. The last of their nine films together was Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), which was completed shortly before Tracy's death. Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four out of 12 nominations. She 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. In 1999, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema. Description above from the Wikipedia article Katharine Hepburn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Birthday
    5/12/1907
Bringing Up Baby
Bringing Up Baby
7.5
On Golden Pond
On Golden Pond
7.3
Morning Glory
Morning Glory
6.2
Sylvia Scarlett
Sylvia Scarlett
6.4
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night
6.9
The Little Minister
The Little Minister
6.2
Christopher Strong
Christopher Strong
6.2
Stage Door
Stage Door
6.9
Alice Adams
Alice Adams
6.7
Mary of Scotland
Mary of Scotland
6.5
Undercurrent
Undercurrent
5.8
Holiday
Holiday
7.3
Spitfire
Spitfire
5.9
A Delicate Balance
A Delicate Balance
5.8
The Trojan Women
The Trojan Women
6.1
Little Women
Little Women
6.7
Summertime
Summertime
6.8
Quality Street
Quality Street
6.3
The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
7.7
Grace Quigley
Grace Quigley
5.9
A Woman Rebels
A Woman Rebels
6.2
Dragon Seed
Dragon Seed
6.4
Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry
Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry
5.5
Song of Love
Song of Love
6.7
Love Among the Ruins
Love Among the Ruins
6.9
Break of Hearts
Break of Hearts
6.2
One Christmas
One Christmas
5.2
The Corn Is Green
The Corn Is Green
7
The Madwoman of Chaillot
The Madwoman of Chaillot
6.7
The Man Upstairs
The Man Upstairs
6
This Can't Be Love
This Can't Be Love
5.8
Laura Lansing Slept Here
Laura Lansing Slept Here
5.5
Katharine Hepburn: All About Me
Katharine Hepburn: All About Me
7.2
Olly, Olly, Oxen Free
Olly, Olly, Oxen Free
4.5
Women in Defense
Women in Defense
4.8
Call Me Kate
Call Me Kate
7.6
The African Queen
The African Queen
7.3
The Philadelphia Story
The Philadelphia Story
7.6
Woman of the Year
Woman of the Year
6.9
Desk Set
Desk Set
7
Without Love
Without Love
6.8
Adam's Rib
Adam's Rib
7.1
Keeper of the Flame
Keeper of the Flame
6.7
Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike
6.3
State of the Union
State of the Union
6.6
The Iron Petticoat
The Iron Petticoat
5.8
Suddenly, Last Summer
Suddenly, Last Summer
7.3
The Rainmaker
The Rainmaker
6.6
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn
6.5
The Lion in Winter
The Lion in Winter
7.4
The Sea of Grass
The Sea of Grass
6.3
The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn
The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn
8
In Search of Tracy Lord
In Search of Tracy Lord
0
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
7.6
Love Affair
Love Affair
5.4
Directed by John Ford
Directed by John Ford
6.8
A Bill of Divorcement
A Bill of Divorcement
6.4
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood
8
Katharine Hepburn: On Her Own Terms
5
Legends in Light: The Photography of George Hurrell
Legends in Light: The Photography of George Hurrell
0
Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues
Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues
7
The Big Parade of Comedy
The Big Parade of Comedy
4
Fonda on Fonda
6
Cole Porter in Hollywood: True Love
0
Katharine Hepburn: The Great Kate
Katharine Hepburn: The Great Kate
6.5
Yellowface: Asian Whitewashing and Racism in Hollywood
Yellowface: Asian Whitewashing and Racism in Hollywood
6.3
Bacall on Bogart
Bacall on Bogart
6
The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful
The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful
10
The Costume Designer
The Costume Designer
0
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey
5.6
Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage
Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage
0
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life
6
Becoming Cary Grant
Becoming Cary Grant
6.8
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
6.5
Hannibal Hopkins et Sir Anthony
Hannibal Hopkins et Sir Anthony
5.4
Cary Grant: A Class Apart
Cary Grant: A Class Apart
6.7
Stage Door Canteen
Stage Door Canteen
6.1
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story
6.2
Cary Grant: A Celebration of a Leading Man
Cary Grant: A Celebration of a Leading Man
7
Bogart: The Untold Story
Bogart: The Untold Story
0
Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre
0
A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound
A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound
6.7
Embracing Chaos: Making The African Queen
Embracing Chaos: Making The African Queen
6.7
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind
8
Twenty Years After
Twenty Years After
6
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
6
Complicated Women
Complicated Women
6.7
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff
6.9
Hollywood: The Selznick Years
Hollywood: The Selznick Years
3.3
Smash His Camera
Smash His Camera
7
Broadway's Lost Treasures II
Broadway's Lost Treasures II
8
Hollywood: The Dream Factory
Hollywood: The Dream Factory
6
That's Entertainment! III
That's Entertainment! III
6.9
That's Entertainment, Part II
That's Entertainment, Part II
6.8
Night of 100 Stars III
Night of 100 Stars III
6
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
5.7
That's Entertainment!
That's Entertainment!
7.3
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