Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born May 12, 1907, in Hartford, Connecticut, also known as Kate. She was the daughter of a doctor and his wife, a leading suffragette of the time. Katharine attended Bryn Mawr College. It was there that she decided to become an actress. She was known for playing strong independent women with minds of their own. This classic award winning actress has starred in several well known films, also in many Broadway theatrical plays. Katharine was married to Ludlow Ogden Smith from 1928 to 1934, when they divorced. She had a long term relationship with Spencer Tracy from 1940 until his death in 1967. Katharine's nickname was the First Lady of Cinema, and that she was. She died June 29, 2003, at the age of 96, and will be remembered for portraying a grand representation of 20th century women in films.
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