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How Movie Legend Katharine Hepburn's Performing Arts Center In Connecticut Is Keeping Her Legacy Alive

Florence Carmela

Studio Publicity Photograph of Actress Katharine HepburnMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Born and Raised in Hartford, Connecticut, Katharine Hepburn, the four-time Academy Award winner, star of movies, stage and television started acting while atattending Bryn Mawr College, a woman's liberal arts college in Pennsylvania.

From the very beginning of her film career she reached fame on an international level including an Academy Award for Best Actress for her third film in 1933, Morning Glory. Her first Oscar was followed by three more in 1968, 1969 and in 1982 for On Golden Pond with Henry Fonda, who also won Best Actor that year. Her career span sixty years, according to wikipedia.

If you are a theater enthusiast The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is located in Connecticut. It was created six years after her passing, keeping her memory and legacy alive. The Cultural Arts Center offers theater, musicals, concerts, comedy shows, live music and children's programs.

Spencer Tracy and Katharine HepburnSilver Screen Collection / Getty Images

According to The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center website, "known as The Kate is a performing arts center in Old Saybrook, Connecticut that opened in 2009. It is named for Katharine Hepburn, the 4-time Academy Award winning actress and Old Saybrook's most celebrated resident. The Kate is a non-profit performing arts organization located in a historic theater/town hall on Main Street in Old Saybrook. Originally opened in 1911 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Center has been renovated with public funds from the Town of Old Saybrook and donations raised by the Trustees of the Kate. It includes a 285-seat theater and the Katharine Hepburn Museum."

The center is truly committed to diversity in the arts, entertainment and culture for people of all ages in Connecticut.

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