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Katharine Hepburn

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Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress


Who was Katharine Hepburn?

Katharine Hepburn was an American movie and stage actress who had a total of 12 Oscar nominations for Best Actress of which she won four. In 1999 the American Film Institute named Katharine Hepburn as the greatest female star in Hollywood history.

She was born Katharine Houghton Hepburn on 12 May 1907 to Thomas Norval Hepburn, a urologist, and Katharine Martha Houghton, a feminist campaigner. In 1921 Katharine discovered the body of her brother Tom who had committed suicide by hanging himself from a beam with a bedsheet. Seven decades later in 1991, Katharine revealed in her autobiography that she had been using her brother's birthday instead of her own. It was at that time the public learned her true birthdate.

Famous Kin

In 1952 Katharine Hepburn received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her role in the movie African Queen. Ironically Katharine Hepburn and her co-star Humphrey Bogart, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his role, were 7th cousins through their common ancestor of Joseph Morgan. Other notable celebrities with kinship to Katharine Hepburn are Clint Eastwood and Bing Crosby. She is a descendant of Mayflower passenger William Brewster and has royal family connections with Princess Diana, Prince William, and Prince George. Presidential kin include Millard Fillmore and Zachary Taylor. Katharine Hepburn also has a kinship to John Hinckley Jr. who shot President Ronald Reagan.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Katharine Hepburn

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Isabelle of Angoulême

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

18th cousin 3 times removed
via William de Beauchamp

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

16th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir William de Ros

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Hugh I de Audley

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Eudo la Zouche

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

15th cousin 3 times removed
via John de Mowbray

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Humphrey de Bohun

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John Davis

14th and 17th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Rev. Edward Bulkeley

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. Edward Bulkeley

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Geena Davis

Movie and TV Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert Blott

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Geena Davis

Movie and TV Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Rev. Edward Bulkeley

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Steve McQueen

Movie Actor

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Steve McQueen

Movie Actor

21st cousin
via Isabelle of Angoulême

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Steve McQueen

Movie Actor

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Steve McQueen

Movie Actor

21st cousin
via William de Beauchamp

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Steve McQueen

Movie Actor

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Steve McQueen

Movie Actor

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Hugh I de Audley

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Steve McQueen

Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Margaret of France

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Steve McQueen

Movie Actor

19th cousin
via Sir Robert de Holland

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James C. Jones

10th Governor of Tennessee

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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James C. Jones

10th Governor of Tennessee

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Isabelle of Angoulême

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James C. Jones

10th Governor of Tennessee

16th cousin 4 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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James C. Jones

10th Governor of Tennessee

18th cousin 3 times removed
via William de Beauchamp

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James C. Jones

10th Governor of Tennessee

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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James C. Jones

10th Governor of Tennessee

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir Hugh I de Audley

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