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Katharine Hepburn

Age: 96

independent, sophisticated film, stage, and television actress whose career spanned nearly 70 years. Spencer Tracy was Hepburn's leading man and romantic partner, and they appeared in nine films together including State of the Union and Adam's Rib. Hepburn's roles as strong-willed, dry-witted women mirrored her real-life personality. Her other films include Morning Glory, African Queen, The Philadelphia Story, and On Golden Pond.

Died: Old Saybrook, Conn., June 29, 2003

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