On May 12, 1907, Katharine Hepburn was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She was an American actress in film, stage, and television. Her career spanned 66 years and eight decades beginning in 1928 as a Broadway actress and through 1994 when Hepburn played her final role in a television film, One Christmas, for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.
Hepburn is not only remembered for her award-winning acting roles in television and movies, but she was the driving force that brought feminist issues to the public spotlight and the important role that women play in society.
She was 96 years old when she died from a heart attack at her family home in Fenwick, Connecticut.