Tuesday, September 20, 2011

25 Entertaining and Interesting Facts About Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn is one of the most beautiful actresses of all-time. She is one of the greatest actresses winning 4 Academy Awards for best actress, the only one to achieve this milestone.

Here’s a list of interesting facts about this actress with one of the prettiest faces.

1.) She was born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA on May 12, 1907.

2.) Katharine Hepburn is considered as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema.

3.) Katharine Hepburn was an American actress and is well-remembered as the only winner of four Academy Awards for best actress

4.) She is noted for her unique combination of timeless beauty, wit, and fiery passion.

5.) Hepburn’s career as an actress lasted for more than six decades.

6.) She made several appearances on Broadway in 1932 and was receiving $1,500 a week, a huge sum for a young actress at the time.

7.) Hepburn made her screen debut in the hit A Bill of Divorcement (1932).

8.) Her other films in the 1930s were Little Women (1933), Alice Adams (1935), Sylvia Scarlett (1935), Stage Door (1937), Holiday (1938) and Bringing Up Baby (1938)

9.) Popular films of Hepburn in the 1940s were The Philadelphia Story (1940), Woman of the Year (1942), State of the Union (1948) and Adam's Rib (1949)

10.) The 1950’s films of Hepburn include The African Queen (1951), Pat and Mike (1952), Summertime (1955), and The Rainmaker (1956).

11.) Spencer Tracy, who was his leading man in several films, became her longtime companion.

12.) She won her first Academy Award for best actress for Morning Glory (1933).

13.) It took Hepburn another 34 years to win another Academy Award.

14.) She won her back-to-back Oscars for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) and The Lion in Winter (1968) where she shared the award with American actor Barbra Streisand).

15.) After 13 years, she won her 4th Academy Award for best actress for On Golden Pond (1981).

16.) Hepburn’s other films after the age of 50 were Long Day's Journey into Night (1962), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) and The Lion in Winter (1968)

17.) Her films in the 1970s and 1980s were The Trojan Women (1972), Rooster Cogburn (1975) and On Golden Pond (1981).

18.) Her final film role came in Love Affair (1994).

19.) Hepburn's autobiography, Me: Stories of My Life, was published in 1991 and became a bestseller.

20.) She admitted that she’s an atheist.

21.) Hepburn played tennis a lot and a good golfer too.

22.) Katharine Hepburn died on June 29, 2003 at Fenwick, the Hepburn family home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. She was 96 years old and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, in the family plot.

23.) She was buried with no memorial service. Hepburn requested for it.

24.) In honor of her extensive theater work, the lights of Broadway were dimmed for one minute.

25.) She also created some oil paintings which were auctioned in 2004.

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