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Katharine Hepburn (1907–2003)

Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was devastated at age 14 to find him dead, the apparent ... See full bio »

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Der Löwe im Winter Eleanor of Aquitaine
African Queen Rose Sayer
Rat mal, wer zum Essen kommt Christina Drayton


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 1994 Eine Weihnacht (TV Movie)
Cornelia Beaumont
 1994 Perfect Love Affair
 1994 Liebe ist nicht bloß ein Wort (TV Movie)
Marion Bennett
 1993 The Roots of Roe (TV Movie)
Katharine Houghton-Hepburn (voice)
 1992 Kein Engel auf Erden (TV Movie)
Victoria Brown
 1988 Eine Dame namens Laura (TV Movie)
Laura Lansing
 1986 Mrs. Delafield will heiraten (TV Movie)
Margaret Delafield
 1984 Grace Quigleys letzte Chance
Grace Quigley
 1981 Am goldenen See
Ethel Thayer
 1979 Das Korn ist grün (TV Movie)
Miss Lilly Moffat
 1975 Liebe in der Dämmerung (TV Movie)
Jessica Medlicott
 1973 Die Glasmenagerie (TV Movie)
Amanda Wingfield
 1971 Die Troerinnen
 1969 Die Irre von Chaillot
Countess Aurelia - the Madwoman of Chaillot
 1968 Der Löwe im Winter
Eleanor of Aquitaine
 1967 Rat mal, wer zum Essen kommt
Christina Drayton
 1962 Long Day's Journey Into Night
Mary Tyrone
 1959 Plötzlich im letzten Sommer
Mrs. Venable
 1957 Eine Frau, die alles weiß
Bunny Watson
 1956 Der Regenmacher
Lizzie Curry
 1956 Der eiserne Unterrock
Captain Vinka Kovelenko
 1955 Traum meines Lebens
Jane Hudson
 1952 Pat und Mike
Pat Pemberton
 1951 African Queen
Rose Sayer
 1949 Ehekrieg
Amanda Bonner
 1948 Der beste Mann
Mary Matthews (as Katherine Hepburn)
 1947 Clara Schumanns große Liebe
Clara Wieck Schumann
 1947 Endlos ist die Prärie
Lutie Cameron Brewton
 1946 Der unbekannte Geliebte
Ann Hamilton
 1945 Zu klug für die Liebe
Jamie Rowan
 1944 Dragon Seed
Jade Tan
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Katharine Hepburn
 1943 Die ganze Wahrheit
Christine Forrest
 1942 Die Frau von der man spricht
Tess Harding
 1940 Die Nacht vor der Hochzeit
Tracy Lord
 1938 Die Schwester der Braut
Linda Seton
 1937 Bühneneingang
Terry Randall
 1937 Quality Street
Phoebe Throssel
 1936 Ein aufsässiges Mädchen
Pamela Thistlewaite
 1936 Maria von Schottland
Mary Stuart
 1935 Sylvia Scarlett
Sylvia Scarlett a.k.a. Sylvester
 1935 Alice Adams
Alice Adams
 1935 Break of Hearts
Constance Dane Roberti
 1934 The Little Minister
 1934 Spitfire
Trigger Hicks
 1933 Vier Schwestern
 1933 Morgenrot des Ruhms
Eva Lovelace
 1933 Christopher Strong
Lady Cynthia Darrington
 1932 Eine Scheidung
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Coco" on Broadway. See more »

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6 Biographical Movies | 23 Print Biographies | 17 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 27 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 80 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Katherine Hepburn


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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My father, a surgeon and urologist, studied sex professionally all his life. Before he died at 82, he told me he hadn't come to any conclusions about it at all. See more »


Walked around the studio in her underwear in the early 1930s when the costume department stole her slacks from her dressing room. She refused to put anything else on until they were returned. See more »


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