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      Katharine Hepburn

      Katharine Hepburn

      Highest Rated: 100% The Philadelphia Story (1940)

      Lowest Rated: 11% The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)

      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.

      Highest rated movies

      Desk Set The Philadelphia Story
      Holiday
      Bringing Up Baby The African Queen
      Adam's Rib
      Stage Door
      Long Day's Journey Into Night

      Photos

      SUMMERTIME, (aka SUMMER MADNESS), Katharine Hepburn (seated) on set, 1955 ALICE ADAMS, Katharine Hepburn, 1935 UNDERCURRENT, Katharine Hepburn, 1946 SUMMERTIME, Katharine Hepburn, 1955 ADAM'S RIB, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, 1949 BREAK OF HEARTS, from left: Charles Boyer, Katharine Hepburn, 1935 CHRISTOPHER STRONG, Katharine Hepburn, 1933 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, 1940. LION IN WINTER, Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, 1968 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, Katharine Hepburn, 1940 ADAM'S RIB, George Cukor, Katharine Hepburn, 1949 THE AFRICAN QUEEN, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, 1951 THE AFRICAN QUEEN, Katharine Hepburn, 1951 DESK SET, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, 1957 WOMAN OF THE YEAR, Katharine Hepburn, 1942 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart, 1940 THE TROJAN WOMEN, Katharine Hepburn, 1971 PAT AND MIKE, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, 1952 PAT AND MIKE, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, 1952 THE AFRICAN QUEEN, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, 1951

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 56% Call Me Kate Self - 2023
      No Score Yet 27% One Christmas Cornelia Beaumont (Character) - 1994
      28% 67% Love Affair Ginny (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet This Can't Be Love Marion Bennett (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 29% The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley Grace Quigley (Character) - 1984
      91% 87% On Golden Pond Ethel Thayer (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 60% The Corn Is Green Miss Lilly Moffat (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 20% Olly, Olly, Oxen Free Miss Pudd (Character) - 1978
      45% 70% Rooster Cogburn Eula Goodnight (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 88% Love Among the Ruins Jessica Medlicott (Character) - 1974
      67% 61% A Delicate Balance Agnes (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 65% The Glass Menagerie Amanda Wingfield (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 52% The Trojan Women Hecuba (Character) - 1972
      11% 48% The Madwoman of Chaillot Countess Aurelia (Character) - 1969
      91% 90% The Lion in Winter Eleanor of Aquitaine (Character) $17.9K 1968
      71% 85% Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Christina Drayton (Character) - 1967
      94% 85% Long Day's Journey Into Night Mary Tyrone (Character) - 1962
      68% 83% Suddenly, Last Summer Mrs. Venable (Character) - 1959
      100% 83% Desk Set Bunny Watson (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 25% The Iron Petticoat Captain Vinka Kovelenko (Character) - 1956
      80% 64% The Rainmaker Lizzie Curry (Character) - 1956
      92% 80% Summertime Jane Hudson (Character) - 1955
      85% 69% Pat and Mike Patricia 'Pat' Pemberton (Character) - 1952
      96% 86% The African Queen Rose Sayer (Character) - 1951
      96% 86% Adam's Rib Amanda Bonner (Character) - 1949
      80% 79% State of the Union Mary Matthews (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 65% Song of Love Clara Wieck Schumann (Character) - 1947
      14% 36% The Sea of Grass Lutie Cameron Brewton (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 52% Undercurrent Ann Hamilton (Character) - 1946
      83% 67% Without Love Jamie Rowan (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 40% Dragon Seed Jade Tan (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 61% Stage Door Canteen Self - 1943
      No Score Yet 68% Keeper of the Flame Mrs. Christine Forrest (Character) - 1942
      83% 80% Woman of the Year Tess Harding (Character) - 1942
      100% 93% The Philadelphia Story Tracy Samantha Lord (Character) - 1940
      100% 89% Holiday Linda Seton (Character) - 1938
      97% 89% Bringing Up Baby Susan Vance (Character) - 1938
      96% 87% Stage Door Terry Randall (Character) - 1937
      67% 31% Quality Street Phoebe Throssel (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 29% A Woman Rebels Pamela "Pam" Thistlewaite (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 45% Mary of Scotland Mary Stuart (Character) - 1936
      89% 71% Alice Adams Alice Adams (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 26% Break of Hearts Constance Dane Roberti (Character) - 1935
      73% 47% Sylvia Scarlett Sylvia Scarlett, aka Sylvester Scarlett (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 33% The Little Minister Babbie (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 34% Spitfire Trigger Hicks (Character) - 1934
      83% 39% Christopher Strong Lady Cynthia Darrington (Character) - 1933
      89% 78% Little Women Jo (Character) - 1933
      64% 45% Morning Glory Eva Lovelace (Character) - 1933
      60% 57% A Bill of Divorcement Sydney Fairfield (Character) - 1932