Author: June Lord
Publisher: Emereo Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 - June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Raised in Connecticut by wealthy parents, Hepburn turned to acting after graduation. Favorable reviews of her work on stage in 1932 brought her to the notice of Hollywood. After a few early film successes, including her first Academy Award, for Morning Glory, Hepburn endured a string of flops, which led to her being voted "box office poison". She arranged with playwright Philip Barry to write a play with her in mind, one that smoothed over her prickly public image. This play, The Philadelphia Story, turned out to be a huge success on Broadway. Securing the film rights for herself with the help of Howard Hughes, Hepburn sold them to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on the condition that she reprise her leading role as Tracy Lord. The hit film adaptation revived her flagging career. Throughout her six-decade career, Hepburn co-starred with screen legends including Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby, Holiday, The Philadelphia Story), Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen), John Wayne (Rooster Cogburn), Laurence Olivier (Love Among the Ruins) and Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond). Her most successful pairing was with Spencer Tracy, with whom she made a string of hit pictures, starting with 1942's Woman of the Year. The last of their nine films together was Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), which was completed shortly before Tracy's death. Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four out of 12 nominations. She won an Emmy Award in 1976 for her lead role in Love Among the Ruins, and was nominated for four other Emmys, two Tony Awards and eight Golden Globes. In 1999, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema. This book is your ultimate resource for Katharine Hepburn. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about her Early life, Career and Personal life right away: Katharine Hepburn filmography, A Bill of Divorcement, Christopher Strong, Morning Glory (1933 film), Little Women (1933 film), Spitfire (1934 film), The Little Minister, Break of Hearts, Alice Adams (film), Sylvia Scarlett, Mary of Scotland (film), A Woman Rebels, Quality Street (1937 film), Stage Door, Bringing Up Baby, Holiday (1938 film), The Philadelphia Story (film), Woman of the Year, Keeper of the Flame (film), Stage Door Canteen, Dragon Seed (film), Without Love, Undercurrent (film), The Sea of Grass (film), Song of Love (film), State of the Union (film), Adam's Rib, The African Queen (film), Pat and Mike, Summertime (film), The Rainmaker (1956 film), The Iron Petticoat, Desk Set, Suddenly, Last Summer (film), Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962 film), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter (1968 film), The Madwoman of Chaillot (film), The Trojan Women (film), A Delicate Balance (film), Rooster Cogburn (film), Olly Olly Oxen Free (film), On Golden Pond (1981 film), Grace Quigley, Love Affair (1994 film) Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.