Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn

Born: May 12, 1907

Died: June 29, 2003

Nationality: American

Occupation: Actress

Biography: 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. 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.

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Source/Notes: As quoted in: "The Reader's Digest, Volume 118, Issue 1" (1981), p. 45. And also in: "Katharine Hepburn: A Celebration" (Pavilion, 1999) by Sheridan Morley, p. 89