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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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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Jonathan Brewster

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Michael Lookinland

TV Actor

18th cousin 2 times removed
via John de Mowbray

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Gilbert de Clare

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

15th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Roger Wentworth

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin
via William Brewster

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Lyman Spitzer

Astronomer and Theoretical Physicist

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Jonathan Brewster

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DuBose Heyward

Author of Porgy (Porgy & Bess)

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Henry P. Baldwin

15th Governor of Michigan

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert Parke

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Ray Stanton Avery

Founder, Avery Dennison Corp.

8th cousin 1 time removed
via John Thompson

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Ray Stanton Avery

Founder, Avery Dennison Corp.

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Daniel Brewster

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William Henry Moore

Co-Founder, U.S. Steel and Nabisco

21st cousin
via Isabelle of Angoulême

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William Henry Moore

Co-Founder, U.S. Steel and Nabisco

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Ros

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William Henry Moore

Co-Founder, U.S. Steel and Nabisco

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir James de Audley

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Reynold de Grey

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Penn Jillette

Magician

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Robert de Ros

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Tamera Mowry

TV Actress

10th cousin 3 times removed
via William Brewster

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Tia Mowry

TV Actress

10th cousin 3 times removed
via William Brewster

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Thomas Jefferson

3rd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Humphrey de Bohun

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Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Samuel Prescott

Completed Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Eleanor of Castile

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Samuel Prescott

Completed Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Samuel Prescott

Completed Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Humphrey de Bohun

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