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Overview for Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn


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Also Known As: Died: June 29, 2003
Born: May 12, 1907 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story, The (1996) as Herself
A documentary on the life of Al Hirschfeld, the most famous, recognizable caricaturist of this century. Filmmaker Susan W. Dryfoos explores the 93-year old artist's life and career through a compilation of interviews with those who have been his subjects, insights from his late wife, Dolly Haas, pri
One Christmas (1994) as Cornelia Beaumont
Set in 1930, adaptation of Truman Capote's story about the journey of a shy, young boy who leaves his Alabama home to spend Christmas with his estranged father in New Orleans.
This Can't Be Love (1994) as Marion Bennette
A renowned actress and actor meet again under unusual circumstances and rekindle old feelings after being apart for more than 30 years.
Love Affair (1994) as Aunt Ginny
After meeting and falling in love, a couple plan a rendezvous six months later. When one of them is injured on the way to the meeting, the other waits without knowing what happened.
Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993)
In a rare interview, Katharine Hepburn shares her memories and memorabilia.
Fonda On Fonda (1992)
Jane Fonda recalls her father Henry's career as a star of stage and screen.
Man Upstairs, The (1992) as Victoria Browne
A relationship evolves between a jewel thief who escapes from jail and a cranky, upper-class woman from Northern California.
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) as (Archival Footage)
A three-part documentary series exploring the history of MGM Studios.
Bacall On Bogart (1988)
Lauren Bacall hosts this extraordinary documentary on her life on- and off-screen with her late husband, Humphrey Bogart.
Great Depression, The (1988) as ("Summer Theatres" - "Economy Blues")
Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988) as Herself (Archival Footage)
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.
Laura Lansing Slept Here (1988) as Laura Lansing
A flamboyant, world-famous novelist who tries to prove she can still lead a normal life by moving in with a typical, middle-class family.
The Spencer Tracy Legacy (1986) as Host
Katharine Hepburn pays tribute to one of the screen''''s most natural actors, Spencer Tracy.
Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (1986) as Margaret Delafield
The December-to December romance of a pair of elderly lovers defies the conventions of the community and shocks their children. Margaret Delafield, a wealthy WASP matron is nursed through a medical crisis by a divorced Jewish physician, Dr. Marvin Elias, and their ensuing romance stuns both sets of
Grace Quigley (1985) as Grace Quigley
The sparks fly when a spunky elderly woman matches wits with a professional hit man. Her penetrating wit is even more deadly than the weapons of her adversary.
On Golden Pond (1981) as Ethel Thayer
During a summer holiday, an elderly couple comes to grips with aging and their troubled relationship with their adult daughter.
Corn Is Green, The (1979) as Lilly Moffat
In this remake of the 1944 Bette Davis movie, reuniting Katharine Hepburn and director George Cukor for the tenth time in forty-seven years (he directed her in her first movie, "A Bill of Divorcement," in 1932), Lilly Moffat, the strong-willed spinster teacher, goes again on her mission to educate t
Olly, Olly, Oxen Free (1978) as Miss Pudd
An eccentric junk dealer with a flair for the fantastic sparks adventure for herself and her companions.
Love Among the Ruins (1975) as Jessica Medlicott
An outstanding, multi-award-winning romantic comedy, written especially for Hepburn and Olivier, acting together for the first time and each winning an Emmy Award. Hepburn plays an aging actress being sued for breach of promise and Olivier is a blunt barrister, her one-time lover, who must destroy h
Rooster Cogburn (1975) as Eula Goodnight
An aging U.S. Marshal and a minister''''s daughter join forces to catch a band of outlaws.
Glass Menagerie, The (1973) as Amanda Wingfield
Katharine Hepburn made her television acting debut in this poetic adaptation of Tennessee Williams' wistful play about the memories and hopes of the Wingfield family during the 1930s. Filmed once before in 1950 with Gertrude Lawrence in the role of Amanda, this version offered Emmy Award-winning per
A Delicate Balance (1973) as Agnes
An aging couple is caught between their divorced daughter and troubled friends.
The Trojan Women (1971) as Hecuba
Hecuba and the other women of Troy rise to find their city in ruins and their cause lost. The city has fallen into Greek hands and it is likely their lot to become slaves of Greek soldiers. A messenger approaches to inform them that the lots have been drawn and each woman will be taken to the man who drew for her. Of particular interest is Hecuba's daughter, Cassandra, who is chosen for the Greek kings bedchamber. She has received word of this news already and is in hiding because she has sworn an oath to the gods that she will live as a virgin. When she is found she has some particularly nasty things to say about treatment at Greek hands.
The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969) as Countess Aurelia
An eccentric Parisian woman''''s optimistic perception of life begins to sound more rational than the rather traditional beliefs of others.
The Lion in Winter (1968) as Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine
England's Henry II and his estranged queen battle over the choice of an heir.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) as Christina Drayton
An aging couple's liberal principles are tested when their daughter announces her engagement to a black doctor.
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) as Mary Tyrone
A young writer tries to find himself while his family falls apart.
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) as Mrs. [Violet] Venable
A dowager tries to buy a lobotomy to silence the woman who witnessed her son's murder.
Desk Set (1957) as Bunny Watson
A computer expert tries to prove his electronic brain can replace a television network's research staff.
The Iron Petticoat (1956) as Capt. Vinka Kovelenko
Captain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the order to show her the bright side of capitalism, while she tries to convince him of the superority of communism. Naturally, they fall in love, but there's still the KGB, which doesn't like the idea of having a defected Russian officer running around in London.
The Rainmaker (1956) as Lizzie Curry
A fake rainmaker melts the heart of a Kansas spinster while trying to save the town''s crops.
Summertime (1955) as Jane Hudson
A schoolteacher is surprised to find love on a Venetian vacation.
Pat and Mike (1952) as Pat Pemberton
Romance blooms between a female athlete and her manager.
The African Queen (1951) as Rose Sayer
A grizzled skipper and a spirited missionary take on the Germans in Africa during World War I.
Adam's Rib (1949) as Amanda Bonner
Husband-and-wife lawyers argue opposite sides in a sensational women''''s rights case.
State of the Union (1948) as Mary Matthews
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
Song of Love (1947) as Clara Wieck Schumann
True story of Clara Schumann''''s battle to save husband Robert''''s health and resist the romantic overtures of Johannes Brahms.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Lutie Cameron
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
Undercurrent (1946) as Ann Hamilton
A sheltered woman realizes that either her husband or his mysterious brother is a psychopath.
Without Love (1945) as Jamie Rowan
A World War II housing shortage inspires a widow to propose a marriage of convenience with an inventor.
Dragon Seed (1944) as Jade [Tan]
Chinese peasants fight to survive the Japanese occupation during World War II.
Stage Door Canteen (1943) as
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
Woman of the Year (1942) as Tess Harding
Opposites distract when a sophisticated political columnist falls for a sportswriter.
Keeper of the Flame (1942) as Christine Forrest
A reporter digs into the secret life of a recently deceased political hero.
The Philadelphia Story (1940) as Tracy Lord
Tabloid reporters crash a society marriage.
Holiday (1938) as Linda Seton
An unhappy heiress falls in love with her stodgy sister's freethinking fiance.
Bringing Up Baby (1938) as Susan [Vance]
A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.
Stage Door (1937) as Terry Randall [Sims]
Women at a theatrical boarding house try to make their big break happen.
Quality Street (1937) as Phoebe Throssel [also known as Livvy Throssel]
A woman masquerades as her own niece to get back at a neglectful suitor.
Sylvia Scarlett (1936) as Sylvia Scarlett, also known as Sylvester Scarlett
A female con artist masquerades as a boy to escape the police.
Mary of Scotland (1936) as [Queen] Mary Stuart
Biography of the flighty Scottish queen who was brought down by love.
A Woman Rebels (1936) as Pamela Thistlewaite
A Victorian feminist has an illegitimate baby.
Break of Hearts (1935) as Constance Dane Roberti
An unknown composer tries to save the conductor she loves from his drinking problem.
Alice Adams (1935) as Alice Adams
A small-town girl with social ambitions falls in love with a local playboy.
Spitfire (1934) as Trigger Hicks
A backwoods faith healer falls for a married man from the big city.
The Little Minister (1934) as Babbie [Barbara]
A young miss masquerades as a gypsy to win a minister's love.
Little Women (1933) as Jo [March]
The four March sisters fight to keep their family together and find love while their father is off fighting the Civil War.
Morning Glory (1933) as Eva Lovelace
A stage struck girl travels to New York determined to make it on Broadway.
Christopher Strong (1933) as Lady Cynthia Darrington
An aviatrix's affair with a married man could cost her her career.
A Bill of Divorcement (1932) as Sidney [Fairfield]
A recovered madman learns his ex-wife and daughter are about to marry.

Writer (feature film)

Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993) as Writer
In a rare interview, Katharine Hepburn shares her memories and memorabilia.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993) as Additional Archival Material; Home Movie Footage Provider
In a rare interview, Katharine Hepburn shares her memories and memorabilia.

Cast (special)

They Called Me Kathy (1999) as Narration
Katharine Hepburn recalls her Connecticut childhood in this reminiscence, which includes family home movies and reenactments of events from her youth.
Roots of Roe, The (1997) as Voice Over
Traces the history of contraception and abortion in America from colonial times to the present, from the first documented cases of abortion and the first statutes regulating reproduction to the landmark Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade.
First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies, The (1995)
A retrospective of filmmaking over the past 100 years. Included are interviews with actors, directors and screenwriters, along with film clips and archival footage from current and past Hollywood productions.
Michael Jackson... The Legend Continues (1992)
A special examining the life and career of Michael Jackson through private home movies, rare behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with celebrity friends.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1990) as Award Recipient
A broadcast of the thirteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1990 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's recipients are jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, actress Katharine Hepburn, opera singer Rise Stevens, composer Jule Styne and film director Billy Wilder.
Night of 100 Stars III (1990)
A celebrity benefit for The Actors' Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dance and comedy. Features nearly 175 stars of stage, screen, sports, and fashion.
Michael Jackson (1988)
A segment of the series "Motown on Showtime" which focuses on pop star Michael Jackson. The program features clips from his days in the "Jackson 5," from the group's first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show," to their 1984 "Victory Tour." Also included are home movies and interviews with some of
Unauthorized Biography: Jane Fonda (1988)
A profile of Jane Fonda, hosted by Barbara Howar. Included in the program are film clips of the actress and celebrity interviews.
Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (1987)
A gala celebration, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in honor of the centennial of the founding of the town of Hollywood.
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life (1987)
A retrospective on the life and career of actor James Stewart, with clips from many of his films and interviews with people who have worked with him.
Hepburn And Tracy (1984)
A compelling biography about the lives and love of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984) as Herself
Biography of the Academy Award winning director including dramatic color footage of WWII.
The Men Who Made the Movies: George Cukor (1973)
Film clips and an exclusive interview capture the career of Hollywood's most sophisticated director.
Hollywood: The Selznick Years (1961) as Interviewee
Film clips, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage reveal the genius of producer David O. Selznick.

Writer (special)

They Called Me Kathy (1999) as Writer
Katharine Hepburn recalls her Connecticut childhood in this reminiscence, which includes family home movies and reenactments of events from her youth.

Misc. Crew (short)

Katherine Hepburn (1962)
This short film, part of the Hollywood Hist-o-Rama series, offers a brief biography of Katherine Hepburn.

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