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Kathrine Hep the winner of more acting awards than any other actress in history is a very dynamic woman She was born in Hartford Connecticut on May 12 1907 She wass the second oldest child of six Kateas she was called by her family members had two sisters Peg and Marion and three brothers Tom Dick and Bob She attended Bryn Mawr college in Connecticut She majored in acting During her senior year at Bryn Mawr Katharine met Ludlow Odgen Smith That was 1927 In 1928 she and Luddy her nickname for him were married They moved from Hartford to New York Kates acting career started in 1928 when she played in a New York Production of The Big Pond The first Broadway production she played in was The Night Hostess where she had a small role Miss Hepburn played a part as a schoolgirl in the play These Days It opened in her hometown Hartford Connecticut She was praised by critics for her performance She earned a one hundred twenty-five dollar a week salary for These Days In the 1930s that was a very high salary for begining actresses Katharine served as Hope Williamss understudy in Holiday She sat through every performance for six months One day at understudy rehearsal Aurhtur Hopkins the director watched her act Fine he said Just dont ever be sorry for yourself One night at midnight Jimmy Hagen the writer of the play asked her if she still knew her part Hope was sick and they needed her to perform She spent all day the next day memorizing her lines Katharine did her best I lived through it so did the cast She did have one disappointment Aurthur Hopkins didnt come to watch her perform In the spring of 1930 Kate played roles in the plays The Admirable Crichton and
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