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Katharine Hepburn

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Birthday
12, 1907
Birthplace
Hartford, CT
Death Date
Jun 29, 2003 (96)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
12, 1907
Birthplace
Hartford, CT
Death Date
Jun 29, 2003 (96)

About

Named the greatest actress in Hollywood history by the American Film Institute in 1999, she set a record by winning four Academy Awards for Best Actress for the films The African Queen (1951), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968) and On Golden Pond (1981).

Before Fame

She began acting in school plays at Bryn Mawr College and made her big screen debut in the 1932 film A Bill of Divorcement.

Trivia

She played leading roles in a number of Shakespeare plays in the 1950's and '60's, including The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra.

Family Life

She married Ludlow Ogden Smith in 1928 and the couple divorced in 1934. She also had relationships with actor Spencer Tracy and entrepreneur and filmmaker Howard Hughes.

Associated With

She co-starred with another Hollywood icon, Humphrey Bogart, in the 1951 adventure film The African Queen.

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