KATHARINE HEPBURN Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Katharine Houghton Hepburn                                                   
Born: 12 May 1907 Hartford, Connecticut                                             
Died: 29 June 2003 Old Saybrook, Connecticut                                       
Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic American 
actress of film, television and stage.                                             
A screen legend, Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins     
with four, from twelve nominations (Meryl Streep currently holds the record for     
most overall acting nominations with fourteen). Hepburn won an Emmy Award in       
1976 for her lead role in Love Among the Ruins, and was nominated for four other   
Emmys and two Tony Awards during the course of her more than 70-year acting         
career. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Hepburn as the top female       
star of all time.                                                                   
Hepburn had a famous and longtime extramarital affair with Spencer Tracy, both     
on- and off-screen.