Knowledge Identifier: +Katharine_Hepburn
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1907.
Countries: United States (55%), United Kingdom (14%), (8%)
Linked to: The New York Times, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, American Film Institute, Kingswood-Oxford School
She appeared on the stage in every decade from the 1920s to the 1980s, performing plays by Shakespeare and Shaw, and a Broadway musical
On April 3, 1921, while visiting friends in Greenwich Village, Hepburn discovered the body of her older brother Tom, whom she adored, dead from an apparent suicide
In 1924, Hepburn gained a place at Bryn Mawr College
In the spring of 1930, Hepburn joined a stock company in Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Donald Crisp - Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, he appeared in a wide range of roles alongside some of the era's biggest stars, including Katharine Hepburn in "The Little Minister" , Charles Laughton and Clark Gable in "Mutiny on the Bounty" , Bette Davis and Henry Fonda in "That Certain Woman" , Laurence Olivier in "Wuthering Heights" , Errol Flynn in "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" and "The Sea Hawk" and Gregory Peck in "The Valley of Decision"
Spring Byington - The first was a short film titled "Papa's Slay Ride" in 1931 and the second, and most famous, was "Little Women" in 1933 as "Marmee" with Katharine Hepburn as her daughter "Jo"
Sara Haden - Haden made her film debut in 1934 in the Katharine Hepburn vehicle "Spitfire"
In 1936, while she was touring "Jane Eyre", Hepburn began a relationship with entrepreneur Howard Hughes
Anthony Veiller - In 1937, he co-wrote the screenplay for Stage Door, starring Katharine Hepburn, Ginger_Rogers and Adolphe Menjou
Frank Fenton (actor) - "Los Angeles Times", January 5, 1937, Pg. 15 the Georgetown University-graduate started his career on stage in New York, eventually starring in the Broadway versions of "Susan and God" with Gertrude Lawrence and as George Kittredge in "The Philadelphia Story" alongside Katharine Hepburn
Shirley Temple - The Independent Theatre Owners Association paid for an advertisement in the "Hollywood Reporter" in May 1938 that included Temple on a list of actors who deserved their salaries while others, such as Katharine Hepburn and Joan Crawford, were described as "whose box-office draw is nil"
The idea for the film was proposed to her by Garson Kanin in 1941
In 1942, Hepburn returned to Broadway to appear in another Philip Barry play, "Without Love", which was written with the actress in mind
Symphony No. 3 (Brahms) - In the 1946 film noir "Undercurrent", starring Katharine Hepburn, the same theme appears both in the opening credits and in multiple scenes
Lana Turner - In August 1946, it was announced Turner was set to replace Katharine Hepburn in the big budgeted historical drama "Green Dolphin Street" , a role for which she darkened her hair and lost 15 pounds
Dean Stockwell - In 1962, he appeared in an adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play "Long Day's Journey Into Night" along with Katharine Hepburn, Ralph_Richardson and Jason Robards
Sidney Lumet - This was followed by another Eugene O'Neill play turned to cinema, Long Day's Journey into Night, in 1962, with Katharine Hepburn gaining an Oscar nomination for her performance as a drug-addicted housewife; the four principal actors swept the acting awards at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.
Ruth Buzzi - The museum has featured a 1965 Chrysler Imperial convertible previously owned by Katharine Hepburn
She did not work again until 1967's "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", her ninth film with Tracy
Barbra Streisand - Streisand won the 1968 Academy *award for Best Actress for the role, sharing it with Katharine Hepburn , the only time there has been a tie in this Oscar category
Barbara Streisand - Streisand won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actress for the role, sharing it with Katharine_Hepburn, the only time there has been a tie in this Oscar category.
From December 1969 to August 1970, Hepburn starred in the Broadway musical "Coco", about the life of Coco Chanel
Charles Boyer - He had a notable part as a corrupt city official in the 1969 film version of "The Madwoman of Chaillot", featuring Katharine Hepburn
The Madwoman of Chaillot - In 1969 a film adaptation of "The Madwoman of Chaillot" starring Katharine Hepburn was produced based on the Maurice Valency translation of the play
Giulietta Masina - In 1969, Masina did her first work in English in "The Madwoman of Chaillot" which starred Katharine Hepburn
In 1971 she signed on to star in an adaptation of Graham Greene's "Travels With My Aunt", but was unhappy with early versions of the script and took to rewriting it herself
Hepburn had been wary of the medium but it proved to be one of the main television events of 1973, scoring high in the Nielsen ratings
Sam Waterston - He starred as Tom with Katharine Hepburn in a 1973 television film adaptation of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie"
Hepburn made her only appearance at the Academy awards in 1974, to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial award to Lawrence Weingarten
True Grit (1969 film) - A film sequel, "Rooster Cogburn", was made in 1975, with Wayne reprising his role and Katharine Hepburn as an elderly spinster, Eula Goodnight, who teams up with him
Laurence Olivier - In 1975 he appeared as an aging British barrister, opposite Katharine Hepburn, in a British TV production of Love Among the Ruins.
Lady Rose McLaren - Rose gave up the business in 1975 and returned to Wales, to Old Bodnod - a house on the Aberconway estate which had been given to her husband by his father; this house was later let for a short period to American actress Katharine Hepburn, who was at the time filming nearby
Tovah Feldshuh - In 1976 she had a supporting role in "Ryan's Hope", and later portrayed Katharine Hepburn in "The Amazing Howard Hughes" , but she came to international prominence as Helena Slomova in the 1978 mini-series "Holocaust"
Feldshuh appeared as Hepburn in "The Amazing Howard Hughes", a 1977 television movie
In 1986 she received a lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in recognition of the influence she played in women's fashion
James Stewart - Smith Goes to Washington" in 1988, when he made an impassioned plea in Congressional hearings, along with colleagues Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Ginger_Rogers, and film director Martin Scorsese, against Ted Turner's decision to 'colorize' classic black and white films, including It's a Wonderful Life.
In 1994 she worked opposite Anthony Quinn in "This Can't Be Love", which was largely based on Hepburn's own life, with numerous references to her personality and career
Henry Winkler - Also in 1994, he co-starred with Katharine Hepburn in the holiday TV movie "One Christmas
It was first performed in 2002 at the Hartford, Connecticut Stage
John Ford - The longer revised version of Directed by John Ford shown on Turner Classic Movies in November, 2006 features directors Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, and Martin Scorsese, who suggest that the string of classic films Ford directed during 1936 to 1941 was due in part to an intense six-month extra-marital affair with Katharine Hepburn, the star of Mary of Scotland, an Elizabethan costume drama.
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center was opened in 2009 in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, the location of the Hepburn family beach home which she loved and later owned
A professionally licensed production took place at the Stratford-upon-Avon Fringe Festival from Saturday 2nd June - 9th June 2012 starring Meg Lloyd as Katharine Hepburn, Directed by Christopher Wraysford and produced by Indefatigable Productions where it won awards for Best Solo Production and Best Female Actor and was nominated for Best Director
Spencer Tracy - In 2014, a film about Tracy's relationship with Katharine Hepburn was announced to be in development
In 2015, the British Film Institute held a two-month retrospective of Hepburn's work