Katharine Hepburn Hits It Big With A Postage Stamp Part II Of II
Continuing from Friday…
Despite Hepburn’s quirky, private, and outspoken personality, she was highly regarding in Hollywood among her fans. Throughout her lifetime she was given many awards for her acting abilities.
Katharine Hepburn completed an impressive amount of movies during her extensive career. For her third film, “Morning Glory”, she was awarded the coveted Academy Award. She went on to win a second one for her work in “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” and then a third for her work in “The Lion in Winter”, and a fourth Oscar for her work in “On Golden Pond”. Katharine Hepburn’s held the record for the most Academy Award nominations (12) until 2003, when she was unseated by Meryl Streep.
Hepburn also won an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, and eight Golden Globe awards. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Hepburn the top female American screen legend of all time and is certainly deserving of having a postage stamp issued in her honor.
Hepburn was known for being incredibly private and steered away from the normal Hollywood crowd in the later years of her life. Katharine Hepburn died of natural causes at her family home in Old Saybrook in Connecticut. She was 96 years old.