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The World Celebrates Katherine Hepburn’s Birthday

In Breaking News, Celebrity News on May 13, 2011 at 4:31 am


One-hundred-four years ago on May 12, a legend was born. Katherine Hepburn was a trailblazer, a firebrand of a woman who refused to be a follower. She was born into a wealthy Connecticut family and enjoyed the privileges of her parents’ wealth. Her mother was suffragist, her father a urologist and co-founder of Planned Parenthood, a recent target of Republican ire.

Hepburn was more than just an actress. She was a model for women who desired independence from the status quo. She was defiant against outdated traditions and was a devout atheist. Perhaps her disbelief in a deity stemmed back to the day when, as a 14-year-old girl, she found her beloved older brother dead from an apparent suicide. She was fiercely loyal, and she memorialized him in her own way. For years after, she used his birthdate—November 8—as her own.

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