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Hepburn, Katharine 1907-2003

Works: 889 works in 2,893 publications in 13 languages and 90,228 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Humor  Fiction  Television plays, American  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations 
Subject Headings: Actors 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Host, Narrator, Commentator, Costume designer, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Katharine Hepburn
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Most widely held works by Katharine Hepburn
The African Queen by John Huston( Visual )

148 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 3,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend is so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after, his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and an endlessly branching stream which always seems to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship
The Philadelphia story by Donald Ogden Stewart( Visual )

72 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sophisticated romantic comedy about a rich, spoiled socialite who learns some things about who she is and what she really wants on the eve of her second marriage
Guess who's coming to dinner by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

59 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the daughter of well-to-do liberal parents plans to marry a black doctor, both families must sit down face to face and examine each other's level of intolerance
On Golden Pond by Mark Rydell( Visual )

65 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the conflicts between three generations as the Thayers, a crotchety old professor and his wife, spend their summer together on a lake in New England. The couple agrees to mind their estranged daughter's boyfriend's child, while daughter and boyfriend go on a trip. The boy bonds with the old man in a way his daughter never did. Shows the terrors and graces of aging
Bringing up Baby by Howard Hawks( Visual )

64 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scatterbrained heiress uses her pet leopard, Baby, to attract the attention of a stuffy paleontologist
The Lion in winter by James Goldman( Visual )

65 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical drama of the conflict between King Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine over Henry's successor to the British throne
Adam's rib by George Cukor( Visual )

52 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assistant District Attorney Adam Bonner loves his wife Amanda, but doesn't care much for his opposing counsel in a sensational attempted-murder trial, an opponent who happens to be Amanda
Long day's journey into night by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

36 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Eugene O'Neill's 1956 autobiography, this film depicts a day in the life of a family deteriorating under drug addiction, alcoholism, and imminent death
Desk set( Visual )

25 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic Hepburn-Tracy romance, about the head of the research department at a TV network and an absent-minded computer genius
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

35 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grew into young ladies during the harse times of the Civil War
Woman of the year by George Stevens( Visual )

44 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this excursion into the battle of the sexes, Tracy plays Sam Craig, the down-to-earth sportswriter of the New York Chronicle. As Tess Harding, the paper's bright international columnist, Hepburn makes his life miserable. As soon as they start taking swipes at each other in their columns, there is little peace between them. In the office and in the bedroom the squabbling continues, until their problems are overcome by their deep love for each other
Tennessee Williams' The glass menagerie by Tennessee Williams( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strong willed woman attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life and personality of her shy, reclusive daughter
Suddenly, last summer by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

31 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful Catherine Holly is committed to a mental institution after witnessing the horrible death of her cousin at the hands of cannibals. Her rich aunt tries to influence a young neurosurgeon to surgically end Catherine's haunting hallucinations. By utilizing injections of truth serum, the neurosurgeon discovers that Catherine's delusions are in fact true and must confront the rich aunt about her own involvement in her son's violent death
Rooster Cogburn and the lady by John Wayne( Visual )

26 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rough-edged deputy marshall teams up with a strait-laced missionary to track down a band of murdering bank robbers. During the pursuit of the outlaws, a warm rapport develops between the rough-and-tumble lawman and the flinty reverend's daughter
Holiday by Philip Barry( Visual )

29 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny gets engaged to the girl of his dreams, only to find out she's a millionaire's daughter whose father wants to be in control of their lives. Add to that a sister who is falling for Johnny, and he needs to decide who to marry and what to do
Summertime by David Lean( Visual )

44 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a witty but lonely secretary who takes a vacation in Venice, hoping to fall in love. She does -- with a very handsome but very married Italian man
Pat and Mike by George Cukor( Visual )

15 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman athlete of enormous promise in the worlds of both tennis and golf is pursued by a shady promoter, who hopes to make her famous and make some money in the process
Stage door by Gregory La Cava( Visual )

27 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film depicts the fears, setbacks and daily struggles of aspiring young performers, and, for the very few, stardom and success
The Trojan women by Michael Cacoyannis( Visual )

21 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Greek victory in the Trojan War, all the Trojan warriors and princes are slain and the women and children are left to be divided among the conquerors. Beautiful Cassandra is betrothed against her will and despite her vanishing sanity. Andromache discovers that her son is to be executed to end her royal bloodline. Helen desperately wields the arrogant beauty that leveled a city as she pleads for her life. In the end, it is the enduring dignity and unfaltering strength of Hecuba, widowed queen of Troy, that makes cowards of Troy's captors
A delicate balance by Edward Albee( Visual )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agnes, as domineering and sarcastic as her husband Tobias is equivocating and guarded, finds her empty nest invaded by her alcoholic sister, their divorced daughter, and friends who are terrified of being alone for unknown reasons
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Philadelphia story
Alternative Names
Burns, Katherine 1907-2003

Hepburn, Katharine Houghton.

Hepburn, Katharine Houghton 1907-2003

Hepburn, Katherine 1907-2003

Houghton Hepburn, Katharine 1907-2003

Katharine Hepburn

Khėpbern, Kėtrin 1907-2003

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Guess who's coming to dinnerBringing up BabyThe Lion in winterAdam's ribDesk setLittle womenWoman of the yearRooster Cogburn and the lady