Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn

Highest Rated: 100% The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Sea of Grass (1947)

Birthday: May 12, 1907

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA

A true iconoclast known for her intelligence, determination and fierce demeanor Katharine Hepburn demonstrated remarkable staying power in a screen career that spanned more than six decades, winning three of her four Best Actress Oscars after the age of 60. An overnight sensation upon winning her first Academy Award for "Morning Glory" (1933), the headstrong actress soon chafed under the constraints of the male-dominated studio system. Brash and outspoken - she was one of the first American female celebrities to wear trousers - her prickly public image and a series of poor project choices earned her a reputation as "box office poison" until "The Philadelphia Story" (1940) allowed her to take control over her career as few actresses had before. From then on, Hepburn carefully cultivated roles that were largely reflections of her own unique persona. She perfected the battle-of-the-sexes comedy formula with the love of her life, Spencer Tracy, in such films as "Woman of the Year" (1942) and "Adam's Rib" (1949), then entered a second phase of her career with the prim "spinster" roles first seen in "The African Queen" (1951). For many, these iconic performances would eventually outshine her earlier triumphs. Hepburn's final film with Tracy in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967) won her another Oscar, as did her pairing with Peter O'Toole in "The Lion in Winter" (1968) and Henry Fonda in "On Golden Pond" (1981). An unrepentantly private person, Hepburn maintained a reclusive, yet deeply satisfying life up until her passing at the age of 96.

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Movies

Credit
30% 68% Love Affair Ginny (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Can't Be Love Marion Bennett (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 27% One Christmas Cornelia Beaumont (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Upstairs Victoria Brown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 25% Laura Lansing Slept Here Laura Lansing (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 42% Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry Margaret Delafield (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 33% The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley Grace Quigley (Character) - 1984
93% 87% On Golden Pond Ethel Thayer (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 60% The Corn Is Green Miss Lilly Moffat (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Olly, Olly, Oxen Free Miss Pudd (Character) - 1978
44% 70% Rooster Cogburn Eula Goodnight (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 86% Love Among the Ruins Jessica Medlicott (Character) - 1974
67% 59% A Delicate Balance Agnes (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 65% The Glass Menagerie Amanda Wingfield (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 53% The Trojan Women Hecuba (Character) - 1972
20% 49% The Madwoman of Chaillot Countess Aurelia (Character) - 1969
90% 90% The Lion in Winter Eleanor of Aquitaine (Character) $17.9K 1968
70% 85% Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Christina Drayton (Character) - 1967
94% 85% Long Day's Journey Into Night Mary Tyrone (Character) - 1962
65% 83% Suddenly, Last Summer Mrs. Venable (Character) - 1959
100% 83% Desk Set Bunny Watson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 62% The Rainmaker Lizzie Curry (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 25% The Iron Petticoat Captain Vinka Kovelenko (Character) - 1956
88% 80% Summertime Jane Hudson (Character) - 1955
85% 68% Pat and Mike Patricia 'Pat' Pemberton (Character) - 1952
98% 86% The African Queen Rose Sayer (Character) - 1951
96% 86% Adam's Rib Amanda Bonner (Character) - 1949
80% 78% State of the Union Mary Matthews (Character) - 1948
14% 35% The Sea of Grass Lutie Cameron Brewton (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 65% Song of Love Clara Wieck Schumann (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 54% Undercurrent Ann Hamilton (Character) - 1946
83% 67% Without Love Jamie Rowan (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 38% Dragon Seed Jade Tan (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 66% Stage Door Canteen Self - 1943
No Score Yet 64% Keeper of the Flame Mrs. Christine Forrest (Character) - 1942
89% 80% Woman of the Year Tess Harding (Character) - 1942
100% 93% The Philadelphia Story Tracy Samantha Lord (Character) - 1940
93% 89% Bringing Up Baby Susan Vance (Character) - 1938
100% 89% Holiday Linda Seton (Character) - 1938
96% 87% Stage Door Terry Randall (Character) - 1937
67% 31% Quality Street Phoebe Throssel (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 44% Mary of Scotland Mary Stuart (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 25% A Woman Rebels Pamela "Pam" Thistlewaite (Character) - 1936
79% 47% Sylvia Scarlett Sylvia Scarlett, aka Sylvester Scarlett (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 25% Break of Hearts Constance Dane Roberti (Character) - 1935
94% 71% Alice Adams Alice Adams (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 34% Spitfire Trigger Hicks (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 36% The Little Minister Babbie (Character) - 1934
89% 78% Little Women Jo (Character) - 1933
64% 46% Morning Glory Eva Lovelace (Character) - 1933
80% 45% Christopher Strong Lady Cynthia Darrington (Character) - 1933
60% 55% A Bill of Divorcement Sydney Fairfield (Character) - 1932

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