The timeless and confident actress of the late ’30s is Katharine Houghton Hepburn. Born in the year 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut she was a spirited and dedicated actress who was bold enough to choose roles which no actress would do. Her New England enunciation was much admired along with her tomboy attitude.
Hailing from a plush background her father was a prominent surgeon in the town and her mom was involved in the “women suffrage movement.” Since her tender age, she was very intelligent and was optimistic about everything she does. Katharine graduated from Bryn Mawr College and then went on to pursue acting.
She went on to make her first Broadway appearance with Night Hostess and she got her breakthrough “The Warrior’s Husband in 1932.” Thereafter she stepped into Hollywood with A Bill of Divorcement 1932 and went on to do several movies garnering her with most prestigious awards across the globe.
Katharine won 4 Oscars and 12 other academy awards nominations for best actress, 2 British Academy Film Awards with 5 more nominations, 1 Emmy and 6 nominations in Emmy Awards, 8 Golden Globe nominations, two Tony Award nominations and many more from Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, People choice awards and the list goes on.
Further, Hepburn was acknowledged by the “American Theater Hall of Fame in 1979, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 1979, Kennedy Center Honors, which distinguishes her a lifetime of accomplishments in the arts, in 1990.”