HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHARINE HEPBURN | May 12, 1907 - June 29, 2003
With me, it’s up every day at five. Big breakfast. I get it myself. Fruit, eggs, bacon, chicken livers, toast, marmalade, coffee. On a tray. Carry it back to bed. Lovely the silence of the early hours. Do all my studying and thinking as I eat and drink. The sun rises. You seldom see it. But light comes. Misty. Slowly clearing. Light rains. Heavenly climate for a freckled skin. Then a cold bath or shower. A bike ride if I’m read early—before the car gets there. Go to work around seven.
Katharine Hepburn in “A Woman Rebels”, 1936.
Katharine Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Marlene Dietrich attending a private screening at the home of Paramount executive Jesse L. Lasky, 1933
Katharine Hepburn playing tennis at the Merion Cricket Club near Philadelphia, March 1940.
Katharine Hepburn, right, on her way to visit her mother in Connecticut, Feb. 7, 1947.
Katharine Hepburn at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow, May 1952
Katharine Hepburn’s star qualities according to the book 501 Movie Stars.
A Hollywood superstar; tall, athletic actress who did her own stunts; highly intelligent, natural redhead with an alluring yet feisty charm.
Katharine Hepburn on the set of Sylvia Scarlett, 1935
Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), On Golden Pond (1981).
Once asked why she never attended the Academy Awards ceremony, she replied, “It has to be because I’m afraid I’m not going to win. If I were an honest person, which obviously I am not, I would refuse to compete … but I do say to myself ‘I wonder if I’m going to win it …?”
Famous Film Partnerships: Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn (1942 - 1967)
The Tracy - Hepburn partnership produced nine films over a period of twenty-five years. The duo had a dynamic chemistry that worked across comedy, drama and romance, making them one of them most iconic partnerships in the history of film.