DETAILS OF BIRTH:
May 12 1907
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
CLAIM TO FAME: Bill of Divorcement, A (1932), opposite John Barrymore. The film was a hit.
With a mind and will of her own both on screen and off, Katharine Hepburn has become a role model to women worldwide.
Katharine Houghton Hepburn was the second child of a successful Connecticut physician and his suffragette wife, Hepburn led a remarkably unrestricted life. However, the defining experience of her youth was the death of her older, revered brother, presumably a suicide.
Hepburn found solace in the stage before eventually making her way to Hollywood. There she starred in Morning Glory, winning the first of her four Academy Awards and launching a film career that was plagued by huge ups and downs in popularity. It was the unique interplay of her public and private personas that made Katharine Hepburn a performer unlike any other. Graduated from Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA in 1928, with a BA in Drama
Contact Ms. Hepburn
Ms. Hepburn is no longer in sufficient health to read or respond to fan
mail. That said, she still enjoys getting flowers. Rose Royce Florist (140
Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475; (860) 388-1052) is happy to deliver to
Ms. Hepburn any arrangement you would care to order. A few hints: Kate likes
lilacs, stargazer lilies, Casablanca lilies, dark pink roses, fire ice roses,
larkspur, ferns and bowls of small sweetheart roses, but dislikes carnations,
gladiolus or anything yellow. The owner of the florist is Susan, and it is
open 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4:30pm Saturday--all times