Katharine Hepburn

1907 - 2003

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Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Hepburn's career as a Hollywood leading lady spanned more than 60 years. Known for her headstrong independence and spirited personality, she cultivated a screen persona that matched this public image, and regularly played strong-willed, sophisticated women. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Katharine Hepburn has received more than 12,350,674 page views. Her biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Katharine Hepburn is the 54th most popular actor (down from 50th in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from United States (down from 110th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Actor.

Katharine Hepburn is most famous for her roles in films such as "The African Queen" and "On Golden Pond."

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  • 91

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  • 6.31

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  • 5.40

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Among actors, Katharine Hepburn ranks 54 out of 10,030Before her are Harrison Ford, Maggie Smith, Greta Garbo, Christopher Lee, Marcello Mastroianni, and Michael Caine. After her are Omar Sharif, Jean Reno, Sharon Tate, Max von Sydow, Alan Rickman, and Steven Seagal.

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Among people born in 1907, Katharine Hepburn ranks 4Before her are Frida Kahlo, Astrid Lindgren, and Claus von Stauffenberg. After her are Oscar Niemeyer, John Wayne, Mircea Eliade, Laurence Olivier, Hergé, Alberto Moravia, Edwin McMillan, and Baldur von Schirach. Among people deceased in 2003, Katharine Hepburn ranks 3Before her are Johnny Cash and Charles Bronson. After her are Leni Riefenstahl, Idi Amin, Gregory Peck, Alija Izetbegović, Heydar Aliyev, Barry White, Robert K. Merton, Nina Simone, and Edward Teller.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Katharine Hepburn ranks 115 out of 15,968Before her are Isadora Duncan (1877), Jim Morrison (1943), Sitting Bull (1831), Douglas MacArthur (1880), Milton Friedman (1912), and Ted Bundy (1946). After her are William James (1842), Harvey Weinstein (1952), Barack Obama (1961), Sharon Tate (1943), J. D. Salinger (1919), and Grace Hopper (1906).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Katharine Hepburn ranks 23Before her are Debbie Reynolds (1932), Meryl Streep (1949), Charles Bronson (1921), Michael Douglas (1944), Chuck Norris (1940), and Harrison Ford (1942). After her are Sharon Tate (1943), Steven Seagal (1952), Steve McQueen (1930), Robert Redford (1936), Henry Fonda (1905), and Grace Kelly (1929).

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