HEPBURN, KATHARINE (1907-2003)
American actress of film, stage, and television. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute the greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema.
TLS – Typewritten Letter Signed, 1977 professionally matted in ecru linen board with a VINTAGE, sepia-tone, glossy character still of Hepburn from The Philadelphia Story. Interesting-content letter about ancestry. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. Miss Hepburn had been in the Seattle area rehearsing for a stage play. Cropped silver-gelatin print bears the VanDamm/NYC stamp on the reverse.
Hepburn’s career as a Hollywood leading lady spanned more than 60 years. Known for her headstrong independence and spirited personality, she cultivated a screen persona that matched this public image, and regularly played strong-willed, sophisticated women. Her work came in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer. She was named “the greatest female star of Classic Hollywood cinema” by the American Film Institute.