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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.


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Born:
May 12, 1907 In Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
100
First Appeared:
In the movie A Bill of Divorcement 1932-09-30
Latest Project:
Series Katharine Hepburn: All About Me 2018
Known For
Poster of Katharine Hepburn: All About Me
Poster of Katharine Hepburn: All About Me
Filmography
Series Katharine Hepburn: All About Me Unknown 2018
Movie Blade Runner 2049 Patricia 'Pat' Pemberton 2017-10-04
Movie TNA Bound for Glory 2016 Tracy Lord 2016-10-02
Movie Torrente 5: Operación Eurovegas Herself 2014-10-03
Movie Se busca cómico para película Eva Lovelace 2012-09-05
Movie Hostel: Part III Cornelia Beaumont 2011-12-27
Movie Somewhere Ann Hamilton 2010-09-03
Movie Hood of Horror Lizzie Curry 2006-06-27
Movie Icon Jessica Medlicott 2005-01-01
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures II Katharine Hepburn 2004-10-26
Movie Rain Terry Randall 2003-05-16
Movie WWF: Undertaker - The Phenom Eula Goodnight 2002-02-05
Movie Futurmania Herself (archive footage) 2002-09-02
Movie Passion's Peak Laura Lansing 2000-12-12
Movie Dollar for the Dead Constance Dane Roberti 1998-01-01
Movie Hotel Sorrento Mary Tyrone 1995-04-20
Movie This Can't Be Love Marion Bennett 1994-03-13
Movie Breathing Lessons Eula Goodnight 1994-02-06
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 1994-01-03
Movie Love Affair Ginny 1994-10-21
Movie One Christmas Cornelia Beaumont 1994-12-19
Movie Radioland Murders Ann Hamilton 1994-10-21
Movie That's Entertainment! III 1994-07-01
Movie Katharine Hepburn: All About Me Herself 1993-01-18
Movie National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Amanda Bonner 1993-02-04
Movie Betrayal Tracy Lord 1993-11-24
Movie The Man Upstairs Victoria Brown 1992-12-06
Movie Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues Herself 1988-01-02
Movie Bacall on Bogart Herself 1988-03-13
Movie Laura Lansing Slept Here Laura Lansing 1988-03-06
Movie The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn Host 1986-01-01
Movie Gonza the Spearman Jade Tan 1986-01-15
Movie Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry 1986-03-30
Movie Grace Quigley Grace Quigley 1985-05-17
Movie The Murder Grace Quigley 1983-11-12
Movie On Golden Pond Ethel Thayer 1981-12-04
Movie Serial Contessa Aurelia 1980-03-28
Movie The Corn Is Green Miss Lilly Moffat 1979-01-29
Movie When Hell Was in Session Laura Lansing 1979-10-08
Movie Breaking Away Lady Cynthia Darrington 1979-05-24
Movie A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story Herself - at Banquet (archive footage) (uncredited) 1978-01-15
Movie Olly, Olly, Oxen Free Miss Pudd 1978-08-11
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie Haunts Terry Randall 1977-07-01
Movie Love Among the Ruins Jessica Medlicott 1975-03-06
Movie Rooster Cogburn Eula Goodnight 1975-10-17
Movie That's Entertainment! Herself - at Banquet (archive footage) (uncredited) 1974-06-21
Movie A Delicate Balance Agnes 1973-11-12
Movie The Glass Menagerie Amanda Wingfield 1973-12-16
Movie The Trojan Women Hecuba 1971-09-26
Movie Directed by John Ford Herself (archive footage) 1971-10-06
Movie The Madwoman of Chaillot Contessa Aurelia 1969-10-12
Movie The Lion in Winter Eleanor of Aquitaine 1968-01-01
Movie A Man Called Dagger Tracy Lord 1968-05-22
Movie Farewell, Friend Herself 1968-08-14
Movie Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed 1968-08-31
Movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Christina Drayton 1967-12-11
Movie The Rounders Jamie Rowan 1965-01-08
Movie A House Is Not a Home Herself 1964-08-12
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy Tracy Lord (archive footage) 1964-09-02
Movie The Long Hair of Death Bunny Watson 1964-12-30
Movie Long Day's Journey Into Night Mary Tyrone 1962-10-09
Movie Suddenly, Last Summer Mrs. Violet Venable 1959-12-22
Movie The Iron Petticoat Captain Vinka Kovelenko 1957-01-07
Movie Desk Set Bunny Watson 1957-08-02
Movie The Rainmaker Lizzie Curry 1956-12-13
Movie Summertime Jane Hudson 1955-01-01
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Pat and Mike Patricia 'Pat' Pemberton 1952-06-13
Movie The African Queen Rose Sayer 1951-12-03
Movie Adam's Rib Amanda Bonner 1949-11-18
Movie State of the Union Mary Matthews 1948-04-30
Movie Speed to Spare Lady Cynthia Darrington 1948-05-14
Movie The Sea of Grass Lutie Brewton 1947-04-25
Movie Song of Love Clara Wieck Schumann 1947-10-09
Movie Undercurrent Ann Hamilton 1946-11-28
Movie Without Love Jamie Rowan 1945-01-01
Movie Dragon Seed Jade Tan 1944-07-20
Movie Love Story Eva Lovelace 1944-11-20
Movie Keeper of the Flame Christine Forrest 1943-01-28
Movie Stage Door Canteen Herself 1943-06-24
Movie Woman of the Year Tess Harding 1942-01-19
Movie I Wake Up Screaming Miss Pudd 1941-10-31
Movie The Philadelphia Story Tracy Lord 1940-12-05
Movie Bringing Up Baby Susan Vance 1938-02-18
Movie Holiday Linda Seton 1938-06-15
Movie Quality Street Phoebe Throssel 1937-03-26
Movie Hollywood Party Host 1937-04-03
Movie Stage Door Terry Randall 1937-10-08
Movie Mary of Scotland Mary Stuart 1936-08-28
Movie A Woman Rebels Pamela 'Pam' Thistlewaite 1936-11-06
Movie Alice Adams Alice Adams 1935-08-23
Movie Break of Hearts Constance Dane Roberti 1935-05-16
Movie Sylvia Scarlett Sylvia/Sylvester Scarlett 1935-12-11
Movie Spitfire Trigger Hicks 1934-03-30
Movie The Little Minister Barbara 'Babbie' 1934-12-28
Movie Christopher Strong Lady Cynthia Darrington 1933-03-09
Movie Little Women Jo 1933-11-24
Movie Morning Glory Eva Lovelace 1933-08-18
Movie A Bill of Divorcement Sydney Fairfield 1932-09-30