Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, stage and television. Known for her headstrong independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and received four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in Hollywood history.
I'm an atheist and thats it.I believe there's nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for each other.
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
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. And you don't do that by sitting around wondering about yourself.
|Full Name at Birth||Katharine Houghton Hepburn|
|Other Names||KateKathyFirst Lady of CinemaThe Great Kate|
|Age||96 (age at death)|
|Date of Birth||May 12, 1907|
|Birthplace||Hartford, Connecticut, USA|
|Date of Death||June 29, 2003|
|Location of Death||Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA|
|Cause of Death||Natural Causes|
|Height||5' 7½" (171 cm)|
|Distinctive Features||Holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four out of 12 nominations|
|University||BA History and Philosophy, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA (1928)|
|Claim to Fame||The Philadelphia Story|
|Father||Dr. Thomas Norval Hepburn|
|Mother||Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn|
|Brother(s)||Thomas HepburnRichard HepburnRobert Hepburn|
|Sister(s)||Marion Hepburn GrantMargaret Hepburn Perry|
|Other Family Members||Louis IX of France (Ancestor)Eleanor of Aquitaine (Ancestor)Wlliam Brewster (Ancestor)Katharine Houghton (Niece)Schuyler Grant ( Great Niece)|
|Friends||Lauren Bacall, Stanley Kramer, Humphrey Bogart, Claudette Colbert, Anderson Lawler, Angela Lansbury, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, George Cukor, C. Aubrey Smith, Tallulah Bankhead, Jean Negulesco, Robert Shaw, Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Houghton (Her niece as well), Laura Harding (Rumored to be her lover as well), Eve March, Fran Rich, Sue Seaton, Katharine Cornell, Nancy Hamilton, Laura Fratti, Emily King, Valentia Fratti, Sally Lapiduss, Cary Grant, Phyllis Brooks, Irene Mayer Selznick, Alice Barbour, Elizabeth Brett, Alice Pachache, Phyllis Kennedy|