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Katharine Hepburn

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Katharine Hepburn: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.

  • True or False?

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 Hostess.
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.
Who was 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.
Who was NOT "box office poison"?

  • Fred Astaire
  • James Stewart
  • Mae West

7) Hepburn made her first appearance with Spencer Tracy in Pat and Mike (1942), directed by George Stevens.

  • True or False?

8) What movie did Hepburn NOT win an Oscar for?

1956: The Rainmaker
1968: The Lion in Winter
1981: On Golden Pond

9) What was Hepburn’s last movie in 1994?

  • The 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 Globes.

  • True or False?

11) Hepburn died of natural causes at Fenwick, the Hepburn family home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
What was the date?

  • June 29, 2003
  • June 29, 2006
  • June 29, 2009

12) Where is she buried?

  • Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT
  • Bridgeport Memorial Grounds, Fenwick, CT
  • Tracy Memorial Cemetery, New Foundland, CT
Check Your Answers
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Katharine Hepburn

  1. May 12, 1907
  2. True
  3. Bryn Mawr College
  4. Sydney Fairfield
  5. Morning Glory
  6. James Stewart
  7. False. Hepburn made her first appearance with Spencer Tracy in Woman of the Year (1942), directed by George Stevens.
  8. 1956: The Rainmaker
  9. Love Affair
  10. True
  11. June 29, 2003
  12. Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT, Plot: Section 10
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