The american humanist association today applauded the announcement that on may 12, 2010, the united states postal service will be issuing a katharine hepburn commemorative stamp to honor her life and work. Media in category katharine hepburn the following 15 files are in this category, out of 15 total. Katharine hepburn never conformed to the traditional star image, but there is no doubt that she was a super star as an actress in movies, on stage, and on television a strong-minded, independent woman, she has lived her life and her career to suit herself. Katharine hepburn's put-on timbre is a higher percentage american than british it's quite similar to that of claudette colbert's slightly harsher r in it happened one night (1934) where the.
For seven decades katharine hepburn played a leading role in the popular culture of the 20th century, reigning as an admired actress, a beloved movie star, and a treasured icon of the modern american woman. About katharine hepburn: katharine houghton hepburn was an american actress of film, stage, and television katharine hepburn, so beautiful i always have wondered if her glow came from the cold showers she loved to take. An insight to the life of american actress katherine hepburn pages 3 words 747 view full essay more essays like this: katherine hepburn, the big pond, jimmy hagen not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university exactly what i needed - jenna kraig, student @ ucla. A fiercely private person who avoided press and public events, katharine hepburn’s aversion to “glamour” only made her that much more alluring one of the early female adopters of trousers — she wore hers wide-legged and roomy — the actress liked to dress and live informally.
Katharine houghton hepburn was an american actress known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, hepburn was a leading lady in hollywood for more than 60 years. Katharine houghton hepburn (mey 12, 1907 – juin 29, 2003) wis an american actress. A mini-biography on the life of katharine hepburn only on biography channel four time academy award winner for 'best actress' american actress & princess of monaco. Hollywood legend katharine hepburn has died at the age of 96 hepburn, who lived in old saybrook, connecticut, had suffered various health problems in recent years, including parkinson's disease.
Long before the end of her rich and irrepressible life, katharine hepburn, who has died aged 96, had gone beyond the level of mere movie star, and won a public affection granted to few people she. Katharine houghton hepburn (may 12, 1907 – june 29, 2003) was an american actress known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, hepburn was a leading lady in hollywood for more than 60 years. Chinese-american actress anna may wong campaigned to be cast in the lead role of o-lan but because oscar-winning actor paul muni had already been cast as the husband, wong wasn’t a viable choice.
Katharine houghton hepburn was born may 12, 1907, in hartford, connecticut, to katharine martha houghton, a suffrage activist, and dr thomas norval hepburn, a urologist who sought to educate the. By kerrie tickner sydney, australia katharine hepburn the american actress was born on may 12th 1907 in harford connecticut and is the only actress to win four academy awards as well as being nominated 12 times. About named the greatest actress in hollywood history by the american film institute in 1999, she set a record by winning four academy awards for best actress for the films the african queen (1951), guess who's coming to dinner (1967), the lion in winter (1968) and on golden pond (1981.
She is also contributor to the accompanying book katharine hepburn rebel chic (new york: skira rizzoli, 2012) and gives insight into the many fascinating professional collaborations hepburn had with hollywood's most important costume designers, and american couturiers for her stage work. According to james curtis, author of the new 1,056-page spencer tracy: a biography, it could have been actress loretta young who became the love of tracy's life, not katharine hepburn, his partner for 26 years with whom he made nine films. Katharine hepburn's onetime summer retreat in old saybrook, conn, has come back on the market for $118 million sitting on 15 acres of grounds, the idyllic waterfront estate was previously.
Katharine hepburn's life-long love of painting began in 1937, during her famed relationship with howard hughes it was while out on his yacht that she first picked up a paintbrush her first two paintings, seen below, are of nassau harbor, hughes' favorite sailing spot. Audrey hepburn was a british actress recognized as a film and fashion icon, hepburn was active during hollywood's golden age she was ranked by the american film institute as the third-greatest. If there was ever an american actress who personified the spirit of individualism, it would have to be katharine houghton hepburn mayflower descendant, daughter of a suffragette, and an athlete, katharine hepburn was a true original. His acting value was recognized by the american film academy in 1951 when he was nominated for the second time and won the best actor oscar for his performance in the queen of africa, co-starring katharine hepburn.