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Katharine, Hepburn, 1907-2003


Katharine Hepburn was an actor known for her film and theatrical career spanning over sixty years, as well as a cultural icon for creating fashion and lifestyle trends for 20th century women in the United States. Born on May 12, 1907 in Hartford Connecticut, Hepburn's acting career declined in the mid-1930s after the failure of a number of films. In 1938, while partnered with Howard Hughes, Hepburn acquired film rights for The Philadephia Story (1940) and successfully revived her acting career. She would continue acting until she withdrew from the public due to failing health. Hepburn died on June 29, 2003 in Fenwick, Connecticut.


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"Katharine Hepburn." Turner Classic Movies. 2022. Accessed May 4, 2022.