One Life: KATE: A Centennial Celebration

November 2, 2007 – September 28, 2008

Katharine Hepburn in a full-length Adrian gown in "The Philadelphia Story," MGM Unidentified artist, 1940 Photo reproduction Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, MGM Stills Collection, Beverly Hills, California

National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, East Floor Plan

This exhibition is dedicated to 20th-century icon Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907–June 29, 2003), who carefully constructed and maintained her own myth from her earliest days in the studio system through more than 50 years on stage, screen, and television. The exhibition of 43 objects will also include her four Oscar statues—the most won by anyone for best actress—images from her life and career, and clips from a selection of her films, interviews, and television appearances.