Sheridan Morley, theater critic, dies

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Sheridan Morley, a prominent British critic, biographer and broadcaster, has died in his home in London at the age of 65.

Detroit's Book-Cadillac Hotel to reopen

DETROIT, June 17 (UPI) -- One of Detroit's landmarks, the once lively Book-Cadillac Hotel turned boarded up building, may be renovated and reopened within the next few years.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2006 with 233 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2005 with 53 to follow.
By United Press International

Former CEO of Philadelphia Art Museum dead

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Robert Montgomery Scott, the Philadelphia aristocrat known for restoring the city's famed art museum to fiscal health, has died at 76.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2005 with 233 to follow.
By United Press International

Blanchett wins supporting actress Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Cate Blanchett won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "The Aviator," at the 77th Academy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.

The '21' Club turns 75

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared New Year's Eve "The '21' Club Day" in honor of the famed speakeasy's 75th anniversary.

James Earl Jones to return to Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- James Earl Jones returns to Broadway after 17 years to play opposite Leslie Uggams in a black cast revival of Ernest Thompson's 1979 play, "On Golden Pond."

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Nov. 8, the 313th day of 2004 with 53 to follow.
By United Press International

Turner Classic Movies goes retail

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies has opened its first retail outlet, as part of a new exhibition of classic movie memorabilia in Los Angeles. In the Picture is intended only as a temporary storefront, and is scheduled to close Dec. 31.

Actor Christopher Reeve dead at 52

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Paralyzed actor Christopher Reeve, best remembered for his movie portrayal of Superman, died suddenly in New York at age 52.

Academy given Katharine Hepburn's archive

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has received the late Katharine Hepburn's personal collection of memorabilia, academy officials said Tuesday.

Isabel Sanford dies at 86

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- Actress Isabel Sanford, best known for playing Louise Jefferson in the hit TV series "The Jeffersons," has died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Feature: AFI honors Meryl Streep

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- An all-star Hollywood lineup turned out for the American Film Institute tribute to Meryl Streep, but a series of testimonials from the likes of Robert De Niro,
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
Page 2 of 7
Katharine Hepburn
NYP2003070112 - NEW YORK, JULY 1 (UPI) -- A single rose rests on the New York City park sign for actress Katharine Hepburn which is located near the United Nations. Ms. Hepburn, a four time Oscar Award winning actress died on June 29 at the age of 96. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

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 article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Katharine Hepburn."
Photo Galleries
Most Popular
Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M
Iron defenciency during pregnancy linked with autism Iron defenciency during pregnancy linked with autism
Kourtney Kardashian allegedly 'terrified' that Scott Disick will leave her Kourtney Kardashian allegedly 'terrified' that Scott Disick will leave her
Eric 'The Actor' Lynch dies in Sacramento hospital Eric 'The Actor' Lynch dies in Sacramento hospital
Goldie Hawn able to see dead people, says Kate Hudson Goldie Hawn able to see dead people, says Kate Hudson