Katharine Hepburn Hits It Big With A Postage Stamp Part I Of II
One of the most loved American actresses of all time, Katharine Hepburn, was honored on May 12, 2010 by the United States Postal Service with a 44 cent commemorative postage stamp. The dedication ceremony was held at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook near the place she called home. Hepburn is the 16th person to be added to the popular “Legends of Hollywood” series of postage stamps. The stamp was issued on what would have been Hepburn’s 103rd birthday.
Katharine “Kate” Hepburn was born on May 12, 1907 and was known as a spirited stage, television, and film actress. Her mother was the heiress of the Corning Glass fortune and was also the Co-founder of Planned Parenthood. Her father was a successful surgeon.
Hepburn was not your typical Hollywood starlet. She was known for being outspoken on many issues and often refused to grant interviews which caused conflict with Hollywood executive and fans. In the early years of Hollywood, actresses were expected to exude glamour at all times. Much to the displeasure of some, Hepburn refused to dress the part, and instead chose to wear casual clothing most of the time.
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