Spotlight on Katharine Hepburn.

Welcome to a new series of blog posts featuring actors and actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

The first Spotlight is on Katharine Hepburn.

Born Katharine Houghton Hepburn 12th May 1907 Hartford, Connecticut. 

Died 29th June 2003 (aged 96) Fenwick, Connecticut.

Katharine received Four Academy Awards for Best Actress for…

…”Morning Glory” (1933), “Guess who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967), “The Lion in Winter” (1968) and “On Golden Pond” (1981).

In 1999 the American Film Institute named her as the greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema.

Briefly touching on the passion of @Rations2R_n_R and vintage fashion Katharine wore trousers before it was fashionable for women to do so.

(By Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images.)

My blog post “From the Flappers to the Fifties; a tale of trousers in women’s fashion” goes into more detail.

Her first film was “A Bill of Divorcement” in 1932…

...and her last big-screen appearance…

… “Love Affair” in 1994.

My favourite has always been her performance alongside Humphrey Bogart in the 1951 Classic, “The African Queen”; Katharine’s first film in Technicolor. 

A quote from the film would I feel be an apt way to finish the first of my Spotlight features.

“Charlie Allnut: What are you being so mean for, Miss? A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it’s only human nature.

Rose Sayer: Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.”

Thank you for joining me on this brief excursion through the Golden Age of Hollywood.