Katharine Hepburn - "the last intellectual" and a Hollywood Rebel
• Katharine Hepburn - "the last intellectual" and Hollywood rebel
Katharine Hepburn called the greatest star of the twentieth century. This actress was awarded the Oscar record number of times - four times. style icon, an intellectual with progressive views and his own opinion - this woman was not supposed to fit into the ruthless world of dream factory, but it was the most outstanding actresses of the history of Hollywood.
Katharine Houghton Hepburn (Katharine Houghton Hepburn) was born in the family of the doctor-urologist and ardent feminists in 1907. Her artistic abilities manifested at age 12, when she took part in amateur theatricals. On Broadway, she began to appear in the 20 years of age. Catherine often fired from the theaters, but then returned again, that is. To. The public and the critics loved actress.
Debut in the cinema took place in 1932 in the film "Beagle divorce." Katharine Hepburn signed a contract with RKO and began to appear in all sorts of comedies. Some of them even won prizes at film festivals. After the failure of the film "Bringing Up Baby" in 1938 fickle audience he called the actress "poisoner of success" than forced her to abandon the filming for a couple of years.
In 1940, the actress once again shone on the stage in the play "The Philadelphia Story". Fee promised to be rather big, but Katherine has demanded in return for the film rights to the play. When the film came out with its participation, for the first time the actress was nominated for an Oscar.
The participation in the next film, "Woman of the Year" was crucial for Hepburn. Woman faced on the set with actor Spencer Tracy. Acquaintance grew into a love relationship for 26 years. At the same time Tracy was married and was not planning to divorce. The second break in the profession at the Katharine Hepburn suffered because of this man. In the period from 1962 to 1967. Katharine Hepburn became a carer for her lover when he fell seriously ill. After his death, the actress Broadway waited again.
The shooting of the film "Broken Hearts", 1935.
Katharine Hepburn always had a strong personality. Wayward character is manifested in everything. The actress refused to play the role of a star is set. She did not like to be painted, to give interviews. The mother, who supported all my life activity suffragettes, definitely influenced the character actress. Katharine Hepburn introduced the fashion of women's pants. Initially RKO studio workers tried to fight with the free actress looks and hid her pants, forcing to wear a skirt. Katherine also went to protest the pavilions in underwear as long as she did not return clothes.
Katharine Hepburn lived a long life. In the 1990s she was a vigorous woman, but then doctors discovered a tumor of the actress in the neck. Given the age of the actress, surgery did not do. The last film with her participation came in 1994, after more than 60 years after its debut. Katharine Hepburn died June 29, 2003 at the age of 96 years.