Katharine Hepburn

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Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Raised in Connecticut by wealthy, progressive parents, Hepburn began to act while studying at Bryn Mawr College. After four years in the theatre, favorable reviews of her work on Broadway brought her to the attention of Hollywood. Her early years in the film industry were marked with success, including an Academy Award for her third picture, Morning Glory (1933), but this was followed by a series of commercial fai... More

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Katharine Hepburn #Death #Great

Photo of Katharine Hepburn Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.
Katharine Hepburn #Marriage

Photo of Katharine Hepburn Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
Katharine Hepburn #Age

Photo of Katharine Hepburn 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.
Katharine Hepburn #Life

Photo of Katharine Hepburn 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.
Katharine Hepburn #Men #Women

Photo of Katharine Hepburn Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do.
Katharine Hepburn #Art #Good

Photo of Katharine Hepburn 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.
Katharine Hepburn #Time

Photo of Katharine Hepburn To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Katharine Hepburn #Famous

Photo of Katharine Hepburn 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.
Katharine Hepburn #Funny #Life

Photo of Katharine Hepburn Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
Katharine Hepburn #Marriage #Men

Photo of Katharine Hepburn If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
Katharine Hepburn #Men

Photo of Katharine Hepburn If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the distain of one, go ahead, get married.
Katharine Hepburn #Strength

Photo of Katharine Hepburn My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.
Katharine Hepburn #Time

Photo of Katharine Hepburn Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.
Katharine Hepburn #Time

Photo of Katharine Hepburn 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.
Katharine Hepburn #Women

Photo of Katharine Hepburn I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
Katharine Hepburn #Work

Photo of Katharine Hepburn As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.
Katharine Hepburn #Business

Photo of Katharine Hepburn It's a business you go into because your an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.
Katharine Hepburn #Change #Motivational

Photo of Katharine Hepburn We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
Katharine Hepburn #Love

Photo of Katharine Hepburn Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.
Katharine Hepburn #Love

Photo of Katharine Hepburn 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.
Katharine Hepburn #Marriage #Men #Women

Photo of Katharine Hepburn Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.