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Katharine Hepburn

Performer
( b. May 12, 1907 Hartford, Connecticut, USA - d. Jun 29, 2003 Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA ) Female
Also known as: Katharine Houghton Hepburn [Birthname]
Katherine Burns
Relations: Aunt of Katharine Houghton
Partner of Spencer Tracy (1940 - 1967) his death
Wife of Ludlow Ogden Smith (1928 - 1934) divorced

Biography: Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born on May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut to Thomas Norval Hepburn and Katharine Martha Houghton. She studied at Bryn Mawr College and began her career performing in summer stock productions. She married Ludlow Ogden Smith in 1928. She had a significant relationship with Spencer Tracy, her co-star in nine films. Her autobiography, "Me: Stories of My Life," was published in 1991.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Philadelphia Story," "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "The African Queen," "On Golden Pond," "The Lion in Winter," "Stage Door," "Morning Glory," "Pat and Mike," "Suddenly, Last Summer," and "Bringing Up Baby." Television credits include: "The Glass Menagerie," "One Christmas," "This Can't Be Love," "Love Among the Ruins," "The Man Upstairs," and "The Corn Is Green."

Other Awards: Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Morning Glory" in 1934. Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" in 1968. Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "The Lion in Winter" in 1969. Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "On Golden Pond" in 1982. Primetime Emmy Award in Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy for "Love Among the Ruins" in 1975. Won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 1968 for "Long Day's Journey Into Night." Received a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960. Kennedy Center Honoree in 1990.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in her honor on July 1, 2003.



ProductionsDate of Productions
The West Side Waltz
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Katharine Hepburn [Margaret Mary Elderdice]
Nov 19, 1981 - Mar 13, 1982
A Matter of Gravity
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Katharine Hepburn [Mrs. Basil]
Feb 03, 1976 - Apr 10, 1976
Coco
[Musical, Original]
  • Starring: Katharine Hepburn [Coco Chanel]
Dec 18, 1969 - Oct 03, 1970
The Millionairess
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Starring: Katharine Hepburn [The Lady]
Oct 17, 1952 - Dec 28, 1952
As You Like It
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Starring: Katharine Hepburn [Rosalind]
Jan 26, 1950 - Jun 03, 1950
Without Love
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Katharine Hepburn [Jamie Coe Rowan]
Nov 10, 1942 - Feb 13, 1943
The Philadelphia Story
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Katharine Hepburn [Tracy Samatha Lord]
Mar 28, 1939 - Mar 30, 1940
The Lake
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Katharine Hepburn [Stella Surrege]
Dec 26, 1933 - Feb 1934
The Warrior's Husband
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Katharine Hepburn [Antiope]
Mar 11, 1932 - May 1932
Art and Mrs. Bottle
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Katharine Hepburn [Judy Bottle]
Nov 18, 1930 - Dec 1930
These Days
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Katharine Hepburn [Veronica Sims]
Nov 12, 1928 - Nov 1928
Night Hostess
[Play, Comedy, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Katherine Burns [Other Hostesses]
Sep 12, 1928 - Dec 1928
1982 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Play
The West Side Waltz [nominee]
Starring: Katharine Hepburn
1970 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Musical
Coco [nominee]
Starring: Katharine Hepburn
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