Katharine Hepburn





Katharine Hepburn

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born
in Hartford, Connecticut, The United States
May 12, 1907

died
June 29, 2003

gender
female

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Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Known for her headstrong independence and spirited personality, Hepburn's career as a Hollywood leading lady spanned more than 60 years. She cultivated a screen persona that matched this public image, and regularly played strong-willed, sophisticated women. Her work came in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer.

In the 1940s Hepburn was contracted to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where her career focused on an alliance with Spencer Tracy. The screen-partnership spanned 25 years, and produced nine movies.

Hepburn challenged herself in the latter half of her life, as she...more


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The Making of The African Q...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 1,161 ratings — published 1987 — 12 editions
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Katharine Hepburn Once Said...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2003
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Spencer and Me
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Little Me
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1996
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Katharine Hepburn's World o...
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World of Stories: Six Stories
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1988
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The Private World of Kathar...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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More books by Katharine Hepburn…
“If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun.”
Katharine Hepburn

“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.”
Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything”
Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life