By the 1960’s Katherine Hepburn had already been making films for over 30 years, with 8 Academy Award Nominations and one win. She was a legend. But in the 1960’s, fans begin to see what Katherine Hepburn was really all about, and just how great an actress and legend she was.
In 1960 she was nominated an unprecedented 9th time for Best Actress in the film Suddenly Last Summer, opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift. In the role of Mrs Venable. In 1963, she again was nominated for a tenth Oscar as Mary Tyrone in the 1962 version of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Then in 1968 and 1969, Kathrine won her second and third Oscar for Best Actress in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and The Lion in Winter. But did she stop there? No, Hepburn won her 4th Best Oscar Award in 1982 for her role opposite Henry Fonda in On Golden Pond.
The 1960’s introduced her to a whole new legion of fans, and placed her upon the pedestal of Hollywood Elite.
In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Hepburn as the #1 female star in their Greatest American Screen Legends list