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Summary

Katharine Hepburn (born as Katharine Houghton Hepburn in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, died in Fenwick, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States) was a famous Actress from USA, who lived between May 12, 1907 and June 29, 2003.

Biography

Hepburn was born as second child of six in an affluent and free-thinking family. His father was a famous surgeon of urology as a specialty and the mother was a dedicated suffragette who fought for birth control and women's emancipation. Children Hepburn was cured already from early childhood with ice-cold baths, long walks and mountain climbs. The family suffered a tragedy when the sixteen year old son Tom hanged himself during a visit to friends in New York.

Hepburn was drawn to the scene at a young age and began playing the amateur age of twelve. She studied at the famous Women's University Bryn Mawr and graduated 1928th During university, she had acted in several school plays and soon after graduation, she managed to get småroller on Broadway. The same year she married the wealthy Ludlow Ogden Smith, who belonged to one of Pennsylvania's finest families. The marriage ended in divorce in 1934, then Hepburn decided to seriously invest in the film. She had received her first film role in 1932 in the Bill of divas Cement against John Barrymore.

She came to make an additional fifty films over the years. 1999 American Film Institute ranked Hepburn as the leading actress in American film history. She won four Oscar statuettes for Best Actress, got twelve nomineringer for Best Actress and received an Emmy Award for starring in "Love Among the Ruins". She was also nominated for four other Emmys and two Tony Awards during his 70-year career.

She was considered for many years as an outsider in Hollywood - she was walking around town dressed in long pants, refused to give interviews or sign autographs, did not associate with other Hollywood celebrities and was very secretive regarding his private life.

Hepburn lived from 1942 to 1967 with Spencer Tracy. They met on the set of Woman of the Year in 1942 and played in nine films together. Tracy was unhappily married, but his Catholic faith and his own conscience forbade divorce. Their 25-year romance became a legend in Hollywood, a tender, respectful and very private affair, as everyone knew but no one gossiped about.

The last years of his life was Hepburn with health problems, but she did not suffer from Parkinson's disease, despite their massive shake. 1993 in a documentary about her as she did voice over on himself told her that her tremors came from her grandfather who suffered from the same problem.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by Katharine, under the main topics: Death, Marriage, Women.

Related authors: John Barrymore, Spencer Tracy, Christopher Reeve, Dick Cavett

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_Hepburn

Famous quotes by Katharine Hepburn (33)


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"Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I'm past that age"
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"Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn't interest you, don't do it - I would have made a terrible mother"
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"As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work"
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"Acting is the perfect idiot's profession"
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"Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four"
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"Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself"
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"Death will be a great relief. No more interviews"
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"Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then"
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"If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married"
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"Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do"
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"I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex"
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"Without discipline, there's no life at all"
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"Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer"
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"When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous"
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"The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend"
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"Only the really plain people know about love - the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents"
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"Never complain. Never explain"
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"My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate"
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"Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about"
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"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything"
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"Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around"
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"Life is hard. After all, it kills you"
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"It's life isn't it? You plow ahead and make a hit. And you plow on and someone passes you. Then someone passes them. Time levels"
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"It's a rather rude gesture, but at least it's clear what you mean"
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"It's a business you go into because your an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession"
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"It would be a terrific innovation if you could get your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack"
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"If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the distain of one, go ahead, get married"
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"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun"
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"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased"
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"I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky"
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"I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun"
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"I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret... if you have any sense, and if you don't regret them, maybe you're stupid"
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"Enemies are so stimulating"


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