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Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn
  • Career: Actress
  • Top celebrities: 4535
  • BirthDate: 1907, 12 of May , Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Spouse: Ludlow Ogden Smith (12 December 1928 - 2 May 1934) (divorced)
  • Zodiac sign: Taurus
  • Facts of life

    Katharine Hepburn – The Greatest Female Star of American Cinema

    Katharine Hepburn was an American actress who was equally adept on stage and television. Born on 12th May 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut she had a rare fortune of being deemed as the leading lady in Hollywood for 60 years – a commendable and rare fleet for others to follow. She’s considered as the greatest female star in history of American cinema by American Film Institute and she won four Academy awards.

    She was brought up in Connecticut and she got into acting while she was studying at Bryn Mawr College and she came to the notice of Hollywood post four years of her association with the theatre at Broadway. After a successive few films and an Academy Award on the third film took her to the career height which incidentally took a nose dive for commercial failures a few in 1938 and she was then labeled as the “box office poison”.       

  • Awards: Won Oscar - 1982 for "Best Actress in a Leading Role for:On Golden Pond (1981). Katharine Hepburn was not present at the awards ceremony. Presenter Jon Voight accepted the award on her behalf."
    Won Oscar - 1969 for "Best Actress in a Leading Role for:The Lion in Winter (1968). Tied with Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl (1968). Hepburn became the third performer to win consecutive awards, and the first to win three awards for lead roles."
    Won Oscar - 1968 for "Best Actress in a Leading Role for:Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). Katharine Hepburn was not present at the awards ceremony. George Cukor accepted the award on her behalf."
    Nominated Oscar - 1963 for "Best Actress in a Leading Role for:Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1960 for "Best Actress in a Leading Role for:Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1957 for "Best Actress in a Leading Role for:The Rainmaker (1956)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1956 for "Best Actress in a Leading Role for:Summertime (1955)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1952 for "Best Actress in a Leading Role for:The African Queen (1951)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1943 for "Best Actress in a Leading Role for:Die Frau von der man spricht (1942)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1941 for "Best Actress in a Leading Role for:The Philadelphia Story (1940)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1936 for "Best Actress in a Leading Role for:Alice Adams (1935)."
    Won Oscar - 1934 for "Best Actress in a Leading Role for:Morning Glory (1933). Katharine Hepburn was not present at the awards ceremony."
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy - 1989 for ""
    Won Marquee - 1982 for "Best Actress for:On Golden Pond (1981)."
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1983 for "Best Actress for:On Golden Pond (1981)."
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1969 for "Best Actress for:Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1958 for "Best Foreign Actress for:The Rainmaker (1956). USA."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1956 for "Best Foreign Actress for:Summertime (1955). Italy/USA."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1953 for "Best Foreign Actress for:The African Queen (1951). USA."
    Won Best Actress - 1962 for "for:Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)."
    Won David - 1968 for "Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) for:Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). Tied with Faye Dunaway for Bonnie and Clyde (1967)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1993 for "Outstanding Informational Special for:Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993) (TV). Shared with: Joan Kramer (producer) David Heeley (producer) (TNT)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1986 for "Outstanding Informational Special for:The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn (1986) (TV). Shared with: George Paris (executive producer) George Paige (executive producer) David Heeley (producer) Joan Kramer (producer) (PBS)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1979 for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special for:The Corn Is Green (1979) (TV). (CBS)."
    Won Emmy - 1975 for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy for:Love Among the Ruins (1975) (TV). (ABC)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1974 for "Best Lead Actress in a Drama for:The Glass Menagerie (1973) (TV). (ABC)."
    Won Golden Apple - 1981 for "Female Star of the Year"
    Won Golden Apple - 1975 for "Female Star of the Year After many decades she is still a superstar whose vitality and ability were displayed this year in her Emmy-award winning Love Among the Ruins (1975) (TV) and Rooster Cogburn (1975). She has throughout the years earned the respect of her peers, the press and the public."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1993 for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for:Kein Engel auf Erden (1992) (TV)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1982 for "Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama for:On Golden Pond (1981)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1969 for "Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama for:The Lion in Winter (1968)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1968 for "Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama for:Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1963 for "Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama for:Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1960 for "Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama for:Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1957 for "Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama for:The Rainmaker (1956)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1953 for "Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy for:Pat and Mike (1952)."
    Won Woman of the Year - 1958 for ""
    Won KCFCC Award - 1973 for "Best Actress for:The Trojan Women (1971). Tied with Cicely Tyson for Sounder (1972)."
    Won Golden Laurel - 1971 for "Star, Female"
    Won Golden Laurel - 1970 for "Female Dramatic Performance for:The Lion in Winter (1968)."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1963 for "Top Female Dramatic Performance for:Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962). 5th place."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1960 for "Top Female Dramatic Performance for:Suddenly, Last Summer (1959). 5th place."
    Won Silver Goddess - 1965 for "Best Foreign Actress (Mejor Actriz Extranjera) for:Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)."
    Won Special Prize of the Jury - 1984 for "for:Grace Quigley (1984). For her interpretation in the film and for her exceptional achievements in cinema."
    3rd place NYFCC Award - 1942 for "Best Actress for:Die Frau von der man spricht (1942). Tied"
    Won NYFCC Award - 1940 for "Best Actress for:The Philadelphia Story (1940)."
    Won People's Choice Award - 1983 for "Favorite Motion Picture Actress Tied with Jane Fonda."
    Won People's Choice Award - 1976 for "Favorite Motion Picture Actress"
    Nominated Actor - 1995 for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for:Eine Weihnacht (1994) (TV)."
    Won Life Achievement Award - 1980 for ""
    Won Golden Medal - 1934 for "Best Actress for:Vier Schwestern (1933)."
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - 1960 for "Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6284 Hollywood Blvd."
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - ???? for "Motion Picture At 6288 Hollywood Blvd."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 194
  • Salary: Eine Scheidung (1932) $1,500/week
    Spitfire (1934) $60,000
    Sylvia Scarlett (1935) $1,500/week + $50,000
    Holiday (1938) $1,500/week
    The Philadelphia Story (1940) $75,000 + $175,000 for the rights
    Die Frau von der man spricht (1942) $250,000
    The African Queen (1951) $130,000 + 10% of profits
    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) $200,000
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  • Katharine Hepburn`s Biography
Also born in May 1903-1911