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Katharine Hepburn

Also Credited As: Katherine Burns

Date of Birth: May 12, 1907

Date of Death: June 29, 2003 (96)

Birth Place: Hartford, CT, USA

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Katharine Hepburn STAGE CREDITS

Margaret Mary Elderdice

Mrs. Basil

[US Tour]
National Tour, 1971
Coco Chanel

Original Broadway Production, 1969
Coco Chanel

The Lady


Jamie Coe Rowan

Tracy Samatha Lord

Stella Surrege


Judy Bottle

Veronica Sims

Katharine Hepburn Movies

[1932]A Bill of Divorcement Sidney

[1933]Christopher Strong Lady Cynthia Darrington

[1933]Little Women Jo March

[1933]Morning Glory Eva Lovelace

[1934]Spitfire Trigger Hicks

[1934]The Little Minister Babbie

[1935]Alice Adams Alice Adams

[1935]Break of Hearts Constance Dane Roberti

[1935]Sylvia Scarlett Sylvia Scarlett a.k.a. Sylvester

[1936]Mary of Scotland Mary Stuart

[1936]A Woman Rebels Pamela Thistlewaite

[1937]Quality Street Phoebe Throssel

[1937]Stage Door Terry Randall

[1938]Bringing Up Baby Susan Vance

[1938]Holiday Linda Seton

[1940]The Philadelphia Story Tracy Samantha Lord

[1942]Keeper of the Flame Christine Forrest

[1942]Woman of the Year Tess Harding

[1943]Stage Door Canteen Katharine Hepburn

[1944]Dragon Seed Jade Tan

[1945]Without Love Jamie Rowan

[1946]Undercurrent Ann Hamilton

[1947]The Sea of Grass Lutie Cameron Brewton

[1947]Song of Love Clara Wieck Schumann

[1948]State of the Union Mary Matthews

[1949]Adam's Rib Amanda Bonner

[1951]The African Queen Rose Sayer

[1952]Pat and Mike Pat Pemberton

[1955]Summertime Jane Hudson

[1956]The Iron Petticoat Captain Vinka Kovalenko

[1956]The Rainmaker Lizzie Curry

[1957]Desk Set Bunny Watson

[1959]Suddenly, Last Summer Mrs. Venable

[1962]Long Day's Journey Into Night Mary Tyrone

[1967]Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Christina Drayton

[1968]The Lion in Winter Eleanor of Aquitaine

[1969]The Madwoman of Chaillot Countess Aurelia - the Madwoman of Chaillot

[1971]The Trojan Women Hecuba

[1973]A Delicate Balance Agnes

[1975]Rooster Cogburn Eula

[1978]Olly, Olly, Oxen Free Miss Pudd

[1981]On Golden Pond Ethel Thayer

[1984]Grace Quigley Grace Quigley

[1994]Love Affair Ginny

Katharine Hepburn Videos

Katharine Hepburn News

Classic Theatre Festival Reveals 2023 Season

Following its award-winning 2022 season re-launch, the Classic Theatre Festival - which produces hits from the golden age of Broadway and the London Stage - has announced a summer season in downtown Ottawa.

CINDERELLAS OF WEST 53RD STREET Book Signing to Take Place at The Museum of Broadway

On New York City’s Rehearsal Club “Recognition Day,” May 11th, Bear Manor is releasing its new title, -- Cinderellas of West 53rd Street: Stories from the Legendary Rehearsal Club, with a special book-signing event at The Museum of Broadway.

Theatre Arlington Presents ON GOLDEN POND

Theatre Arlington is thrilled to open the third installment in our 50th Anniversary season, On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson. This classic play follows an elderly couple spending their summer at their lake house, where they reconnect with their estranged daughter. The story is a heartfelt meditation on the complications of aging, family, and forgiveness.

Ivoryton Playhouse to Present ON GOLDEN POND Starring James Naughton Beginning Next Month

Ivoryton Playhouse will present Tony Award-nominated Mia Dillon* and Tony award winner James Naughton* in ON GOLDEN POND by Ernest Thompson May 18 through June 11, 2023.

A History of Broadway's Lost Theatres

This month, the reader question was: Which Broadway theaters have been demolished/repurposed and when/why?

Bruce Cockburn 'On A Roll' Announces 44 Date North American & UK Tour

Bruce Cockburn has won 13 JUNO Awards, an induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada, among many other accolades. He has 22 gold and platinum records including a six-times platinum record for his Christmas album.

Interview: David Rambo's CONFESSION On His Re-Introduction of HENRY JEKYLL, M.D.

Next up at L.A. Theatre Works, The Confession of Henry Jekyll, M.D., David Rambo’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic horror novel, “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” playing April 14th through April 16th. Anna Lyse Erikson directs Seamus Dever in the titular role. David managed to squeeze out some time between his many, many producing/ writing gigs to answer a few of my queries.

Review: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? at the Carrollwood Players

Based on the classic 1967 film, it's mightily entertaining with a great message and a strong cast led by Kym Welch.

Review: LITTLE WOMEN at First Folio Theatre, Oak Brook IL

What did our critic think of LITTLE WOMEN at First Folio Theatre, Oak Brook IL? The current production at First Folio Theatre in Oak Brook is an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic coming of age story during the Civil War of the four March sisters - Little Women. Most of us of a certain age read this book more than once. There are at least 4 film versions including the original (and in my opinion - the best) from 1933 starring Katharine Hepburn as Jo.

Ivoryton Playhouse Announces 2023 Season Featuring THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE COLOR PURPLE & More

The Ivoryton Playhouse will open its doors for a stellar new season - a year full of exciting, uplifting and affordable professional theatre. Musicals for families and romantics, stories of challenges overcome and evenings that are just plain fun, our 2023 Season has a little bit of everything and something extra!

DESIGN FOR MURDER, DRACULA & More Lead Washington DC's November Top 10

Washington, DC is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Coming up this month are Design for Murder, Dracula, and more!

Photos: First Look at LOVE AMONG THE RUINS at Laguna Playhouse

JoBeth Williams and Peter Strauss star in the upcoming World Premiere production, based on the 1975 ABC Theatre Presentation that starred Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier, of the wonderfully romantic LOVE AMONG THE RUINS. Check out photos here!

THE LION IN WINTER Comes To Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre in November

Merry Christmas, 1183! King Henry II has just released his estranged wife Eleanor from prison so that the entire back-stabbing royal family can spend the holiday together. He's getting on in years and a succession plan needs to be mapped out. But which of their three sons will end up on the throne? The stakes are high, the knives are out, and it looks like this will be one Christmas where nobody is going to get what they want.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for LOVE AMONG THE RUINS World Premiere at Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Playhouse is currently in rehearsals for the World Premiere of Love Among the Ruins, playing October 26 - November 13, 2022. See photos from the first day of rehearsals here!

Review: HOLIDAY at Arena Stage

Philip Barry's 1928 classic is a romantic comedy, as advertised, but its layers of bittersweet emotional valence come through in this handsome production, directed by Anita Maynard-Losh.

Everyman Theatre Unveils Pay-What-You-Choose Performances

In keeping with its Everyman for Everyone mission, Everyman Theatre announces the expansion of its Pay-What-You-Choose (PWYC) program. 

NO PLACE TO GO, SHEAR MADNESS & More Lead Washington DC's October Top 10

Washington, DC is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Coming up in September are The Color Purple, No Place To Go, Shear Madness and more!

Interview: Tina D'Elia of OVERLOOKED LATINAS at The Marsh Uses Her Love of Screwball Comedy to Create a 'Queer Telenovela Farce of the Century'

BroadwayWorld chats with writer & performer Tina D'Elia about her new solo show 'Overlooked Latinas' running at The Marsh San Francisco October 6 to 29. Her show is a riotously funny “queer telenovela farce of the century” about two queer Latinx best friends collaborating on a TV pilot highlighting Latinx movie stars during the McCarthy era.

THE LION IN WINTER At Everyman Theatre Begins October 18

All is fair in love and war, as Everyman Theatre presents James Goldman's modern-day classic, THE LION IN WINTER.

Interview: Maria Friedman of MARIA FRIEDMAN IN CONCERT at The Palace Theater For Orchestra Lumos, Stamford CT.

Bringing a new version of her hit show LEGACY to the States, Maria Friedman will play Stamford Connecticut in a gala performance for the Orchestra Lumos.


Katharine Hepburn has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

Katharine Hepburn has not appeared in the West End

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The West Side Waltz and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Coco .

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