Ten fun facts about Katharine Hepburn

Fact 1
Katharine Hepburn was born on May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Fact 2
Katharine loved to play tennis and golf and was also an amateur artist. Some of her oil paintings were auctioned off in 2004.

Fact 3
Headstrong and spirited, Hepburn refused to conform to society’s expectations of women and she did whatever she thought was right.

Fact 4
This talented performer has won four academy awards for best actress in a film. Her first award was for her role in Morning Glory in 1933. It would take another 34 years before she would win another Academy award. The other movies for which she won Oscar awards as best actress were “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner”, “On Golden Pond” and “The Lion In Winter”.

Fact 5
Katharine Hepburn starred in her final film role in 1994 in the movie Love Affair.

Fact 6
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy were long time companions. Hepburn and Tracy starred together in many films throughout her career.

Fact 7
In 1932 this performer was paid $1,500 a week for her appearances on Broadway. At this time this sum of money was unheard of for young actresses.

Fact 8
This actress was a self-admitted atheist.

Fact 9
She was 96 years old when she died on June 29, 2003. She died at her old family home in Connecticut. She was buried in her family plot at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford.

Fact 10
Before her demise she requested to be buried with no memorial service. Her wishes were upheld but to honor her long time film career and the impact she had on films, the lights of Broadway were dimmed for one minute during her burial service.

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Was a very popular Hollywood film, television and stage actress well known as m much for her headstrong independence as for her unique voice,