Birth Name: Katharine Hepburn
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Death Place: Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born in Hartford, CT on May 12, 1907 to Katharine Houghton and Dr. Thomas Norval Hepburn. Progressive, well educated members of the social elite, her parents' individuality and strong opinions greatly shaped the young Hepburn and her five siblings. Her mother was a suffragist who advocated birth control, while her surgeon father was an outspoken educator on the realities and dangers of venereal disease. She was a bona fide tomboy from an early age - even referring to herself as "Jimmy" at one point - wearing her hair short, and excelling at such physical activities as tennis, swimming and golf. Hepburn's idyllic life was shaken to its core when, at age 14, she ...
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