Mostly Credited As: Katharine Hepburn
Sometimes Credited As: Katherine Hepburn
Birth Name: Katharine Houghton Hepburn
Date Of Birth: May 12, 1907 (Age 96)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut
Date Of Death: June 29, 2003
Cause Of Death: Natural Causes (Old Saybrook, CT)
Height: 5' 7 " (1.7 m)
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Although she notoriously hated doing interviews with a passion, she always enjoyed those with Barbara Walters--looking to her as a dear friend.
She spent her life doing the sports her parents introduced her and her siblings to--swimming, running, diving, riding, wrestling, golfing and tennis.
She vocalized her immense dislike of Woody Allen.
Although she went by such monikers as "Kate" and "The Great Katie," her personal favorite was her childhood handle--"Jimmy."
She was noted for being a woman of great height and stature of the time--(5'7") with very broad shoulders, very long and thick arms and legs.
Trademark: She was known for playing characters that were like her true life self.
She dated entrepunuer Howard Hughes and reportedly even planned to marry him until she met Spencer Tracy. She did movies with him, but the two never did marry.
Trademark: Had a distinctive New England accent, specific "Bryn Mawr" dialect.
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