Friday, April 12, 2013

K = Katharine Hepburn

Beautiful and brainy, Katharine Hepburn was a strong personality and a four time Academy award winning actress.

The daughter of wealthy parents, Katharine was the second of six children. She accompanied her mother in campaigning for women’s right to vote. She didn’t begin her acting career until she attended Bryn Mawr College. After graduating with a degree in history, she spent four years working on Broadway before she was noticed by Hollywood producers.

Her unconventional lifestyle in the 1940s as mistress to her co-star Spencer Tracy led to her reputation as independent woman. She was named top female Hollywood legend by the American Film Institute in 1999.

Kate Hepburn appeared in 44 films and eight tv movies. Many of her films are now considered classics including Little Women, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, African Queen, Morning Glory, On Golden Pond, Rainmaker and Philadelphia Story, among others. 


Tasha Duncan-Drake said...

I barely knew any of that, I keep learning new things on the A to Z :). Thank you.
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Francene Stanley said...

What a wonderful actress--unique among leading ladies. Who could boast that many films now days?
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Tony Laplume said...

Kate's a legend. But somehow I prefer Cate Blanchett playing Kate.

Sandra Tyler said...

God, she was stunning....

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I like the comedies that she and Tracy did together, especially the one where she plays the librarian and he is a computer consultant. The size of that computer is hilarious. Right now, my favorite movie with her is "Summertime".
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MOCK! said...

Phenomenal body of work!!

Dawn Embers said...

Excellent K choice. A pretty and wonderful actress. My sister is a big fan of hers and I've seen a couple of her movies.

Teresa Cypher said...

Ahh... The Great Kate. She was beautiful--and I admired her. My favorite of all of her movies was "The Corn is Green." actually made for TV--not the big screen. 1979.

The years fly by. :-)

Good post!