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Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907 - June 29, 2003) was a Hollywood leading lady for more than 50 years. Born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of a urologist and a feminist campaigner, both of whom fought for social change, and Katharine accompanied her mother to many women’s suffrage campaigns. She was famously in love with actor Spencer Tracy, a married man, and their affair lasted 27 years. At the age of 96, she died, and in honor of her, all of the lights on Broadway were dimmed for the evening of July 3, 2003.

 

 

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