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Born 12 May 1907 – Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn, a legendary actress who defied Hollywood convention, was born Katharine Houghton Hepburn on May 12, 1907, in Hartford, Connecticut. Raised in a progressive household that nurtured her independent spirit, Hepburn pursued acting after graduating from Bryn Mawr College. Despite initial struggles, her unwavering determination and captivating screen presence led to stardom in the 1930s. Hepburn became known for her portrayal of strong-willed, intelligent women, a persona that resonated with audiences and challenged traditional gender roles in film. Over an extraordinary six-decade career, she earned a record-breaking four Academy Awards for Best Actress, solidifying her place as one of American cinema’s most treasured icons. Hepburn passed away peacefully on June 29, 2003, at her home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, leaving behind a remarkable body of work and an enduring legacy.

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