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1) Hepburn was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of
suffragist Katharine Martha Houghton (1878–1951), and Dr. Thomas
Norval Hepburn (1879–1962), who was a successful urologist from
Virginia with Maryland roots.
What day was she born?
- May 12, 1905
- May 12, 1907
- May 12, 1909
2) On September 21, 1938, Hepburn was staying in
her family's Old Saybrook, Connecticut beach home when the 1938
New England Hurricane struck and destroyed the house. Hepburn,
her mother, brother and servants narrowly escaped before the
home was lifted off its foundations and washed away. She stated
in her 1991 book entitled Me that she lost 95% of her belongings
in the storm, including her 1932–1933 best actress Oscar, which
was later found intact.
3) She received a
college degree in history and philosophy in 1928, the same year
she had her debut on Broadway after landing a bit part in Night
Where did she attend college?
- Bryn Mawr College
- Harvard University
- Oxford University
4) An RKO scout,
Leland Hayward, was so impressed by this display of physicality
that he asked her to do a screen test for A Bill of Divorcement,
which starred John Barrymore, David Manners, and Billie Burke.
She demanded $1,500 ($24,740.58 - 2011 dollars) per week for
film work (at the time she was earning between $80 ($1,319.50 -
2011 dollars) and $100 ($1,649.37 - 2011 dollars) per week,
assuming RKO would refuse. To her surprise, after seeing her
screen test, RKO agreed to her demands and cast her.
Katharine Hepburn in A Bill of Divorcement?
- Sydney Fairfield
- Mildred Hill
- Jane Hathaway
5) In 1933, Hepburn won her
first Oscar, as a young actress who rejects romance in favor of
her career. That same year, Hepburn played Jo in the screen
adaptation of Little Women, which broke box-office records
What movie did she win for her first Oscar?
- Coming Home
- The Defeated
- Morning Glory
6) Hepburn was affected by a
series of flops when, in 1938, she and others, were voted "box
office poison" in a poll taken by exhibitors.
"box office poison"?
- Fred Astaire
- James Stewart
7) Hepburn made her first appearance with Spencer Tracy
in Pat and Mike (1942), directed by George Stevens.
8) What movie did Hepburn NOT win an Oscar for?
1956: The Rainmaker
1968: The Lion in Winter
9) What was Hepburn’s last movie in 1994?
French Lieutenant's Woman
- Love Affair
- Rooster Cogburn
10) 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
11) Hepburn died of natural causes
at Fenwick, the Hepburn family home in Old Saybrook,
What was the date?
- June 29, 2003
- June 29,
- June 29, 2009
12) Where is she buried?
- Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT
- Bridgeport Memorial Grounds, Fenwick, CT
- Tracy Memorial Cemetery, New Foundland, CT