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Katharine Hepburn

American actress (1907-2003).

Born May 12th, 1907 in Hartford. [ref]

Died June 29th, 2003 at 96 years old in Old Saybrook (cardiac arrest). [ref]

actor, autobiographer, film actor, stage actor, television actor

On June 29th 2003, Katharine Hepburn, three-time Academy Award winner, actress, winner of two Emmy Awards and a Tony Award, extraordinary trailblazer in Hollywood throughout her seven-decade long career, passed away in her home in Fenwick, Connecticut at the age of 96 years old. Born on May 12th, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut to a progressive family, Katharine played an instrumental role in the standardization of equal rights for women throughout society. She was classically trained as an actress at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and began appearing as a stage and screen performer in the 1920s. Hepburn went on to appear in over seventy movies throughout her career, with iconic performances including her acclaimed swagger in Bringing Up Baby, her fiery romantic comedies with Spencer Tracy, and her sharply independent turns in such films as The African Queen and Guess Who's Coming To Dinner. More than just one of the greatest stars of the American cinema of all time, Katharine Hepburn was a beloved and respected figure in Hollywood's golden age. Katharine Hepburn's legacy lives on through her extensive filmography and her remarkable ability to rise above sexist stereotypes and prejudices in the acting industry. Her death is an irreparable loss to the world of entertainment, her family, and fans around the world.

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. Lao Tzu