Search - List of Books by Katharine Hepburn

"Life is hard. After all, it kills you." -- Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 — June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television. A film icon, in 1999, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema.

Raised in Connecticut by wealthy parents, after graduation, Hepburn turned to acting. Favorable reviews of her work on stage in 1932 brought her to the notice of Hollywood. After a few early film successes, including her first Oscar for Morning Glory, she endured a string of flops, which led to her being voted "box office poison". Fortunately, she had a great triumph starring in the Broadway play The Philadelphia Story. She obtained the film rights with the help of Howard Hughes and sold them to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on the condition that she reprise her leading role as Tracy Lord. The hit film adaptation revived her flagging career.

Over the course of her long life, she costarred with such screen legends as Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby, Holiday, The Philadelphia Story), Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen), John Wayne (Rooster Cogburn), and Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond). However, her greatest teaming, both on-screen and off, was with Spencer Tracy, beginning with 1942's Woman of the Year. They fell in love and conducted a decades-long affair that was kept secret from the general public. (Tracy was married and, as a Catholic, could not divorce his wife.) The last of their nine films together was Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), which was completed shortly before his death.

Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four, out of 12 nominations. Hepburn 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.

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Total Books: 30
Ich
2004 - Ich (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783453879317
ISBN-10: 3453879317
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Me  Stories of My Life
1996 - Me Stories of My Life (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345410092
ISBN-10: 0345410092
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Me Stories of My Life
1994 - Me Stories of My Life [Bestseller Collection] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781856863070
ISBN-10: 1856863077
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Ich Geschichten meines Lebens
1993 - Ich Geschichten Meines Lebens (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783453064027
ISBN-10: 345306402X
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Making of African Queen
1992 - Making of African Queen (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517088296
ISBN-10: 0517088290
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Me
1992 - Me (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345377708
ISBN-10: 0345377702
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Me Stories of My Life
1991 - Me Stories of My Life (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780679400516
ISBN-10: 0679400516
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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The Private World of Katharine Hepburn
1990 - The Private World of Katharine Hepburn (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316113328
ISBN-10: 0316113328
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Making of the African Queen
1989 - Making of the African Queen (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517653944
ISBN-10: 051765394X
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The Making of the African Queen
1988 - The Making of the African Queen (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780452261457
ISBN-10: 0452261457
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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The Making of The African Queen Or How I Went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind
Making of the African Queen The
1987 - Making of the African Queen The (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394220345
ISBN-10: 039422034X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Traditional European Tales
1986 - Traditional European Tales (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780886461072
ISBN-10: 0886461073
Genre: Children's Books
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Starmaker The Autobiography of Hal Wallis
1980 - Starmaker the Autobiography of Hal Wallis (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780026231701
ISBN-10: 0026231700
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Reference
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LITTLE ME
Little Me [PENGUIN 60S] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780146002090
ISBN-10: 0146002091
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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MAKING OF THE AFRICAN QUEEN OR HOW I WENT TO AFRICA WITH BOGART BACALL AND HUSTON AND ALMOST LOST MY MIND
Katharine Hepburn's World of Stories
Katharine Hepburn's World of Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781873329276
ISBN-10: 187332927X
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Yo Misma
Yo Misma [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788440663771
ISBN-10: 8440663773
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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