If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased
May 12, 1907, Hartford, Connecticut – June 29, 2003
Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress of film, stage, and television.
Katharine Hepburn made her Broadway debut in 1928 and became a star with her first film, A Bill of Divorcement (1932). Her following grew with Morning Glory (1933, Academy Award), Little Women (1933), and Bringing Up Baby (1938), to which she brought a spirited individuality and strength of character. She starred in the Broadway hit The Philadelphia Story (1939; film, 1940). Among her other notable films were The African Queen (1951), Summertime (1955), and Suddenly Last Summer (1959). She made eight films with her longtime lover Spencer Tracy, including Woman of the Year (1942), Pat and Mike (1952), and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967, Academy Award), and won two more Oscars for The Lion in Winter (1968) and On Golden Pond (1981).
Hepburn’s characters were often strong, sophisticated women with a hidden vulnerability.
The Philadelphia Story