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Katharine Hepburn

(1907-2003), Actress

Sitter in 3 portraits
Hepburn was one of Hollywood's greatest stars. She made her film debut in A Bill of Divorcement (1932). In her career she won four Oscars for Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968) and On Golden Pond (1981). She also received Oscar nominations for roles in eight other films including The Philadelphia Story (1940) and The African Queen (1951) and Suddenly Last Summer (1959).

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Katharine Hepburn, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x126950

Katharine Hepburn

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, published June 1952
NPG x126950

Katharine Hepburn, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127227

Katharine Hepburn

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1956
NPG x127227

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