Filmography

1932
A Bill of Divorcement

 

1933
Christopher Strong
Morning Glory
Little Women

 

1934
Spitfire
The Little Minister

 

1935
Break of Hearts
Alice Adams
Sylvia Scarlett

 

1936
Mary of Scotland
A Woman Rebels

 

1937
Quality Street
Stage Door

 

1938
Bringing Up Baby
Holiday

 

1940
The Philadelphia Story

 

1942
Woman of the Year
Keeper of the Flame

 

1943
Stage Door Canteen

 

1944
Dragon Seed

 

1945
Without Love

 

1946
Undercurrent

 

1947
The Sea of Grass
Song of Love

 

1948
State of the Union

 

1949
Adam’s Rib

 

1951
The African Queen

 

1952
Pat and Mike

 

1955
Summertime

 

1956
The Rainmaker
The Iron Petticoat

 

1957
Desk Set

 

1959
Suddenly, Last Summer

 

1962
Long Day’s Journey into Night

 

1967
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

 

1968
The Lion in Winter

 

1969
The Madwoman of Chaillot

 

1971
The Trojan Women

 

1973
A Delicate Balance

 

1975
Rooster Cogburn

 

1978
Olly, Olly, Oxen Free

 

1981
On Golden Pond

 

1985
Grace Quigley

 

1994
Love Affair

Awards

She was nominated for 12 Best Actress in A Leading Role Academy Awards and won four

1934 Morning Glorywon

1936 Alice Adams

1941 The Philadelphia Story

1943 Woman of the Year

1952 The African Queen

1956 Summertime

1957 The Rainmaker

1960 Suddenly, Last Summer

1963 Long Day’s Journey Into Night

1968 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinnerwon

1969 The Lion in Winterwon

1982 On Golden Pondwon

 

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.  ~ Katharine Hepburn  

Katharine Hepburn: Learn more about her, review her filmography and more

Biographies, Actress

Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, Hepburn was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. She was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was devastated at age 14 to find him dead, the apparent result of accidentally hanging himself while practicing a hanging trick their father had taught them. For many years after this, Katharine used his birth date, November 8, as her own. She then became very shy around girls her age, and was largely schooled at home until she went to college.

While attending Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,