Ludlow Ogden Smith & Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn and Ludlow Ogden Smith
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Katharine Hepburn and Ludlow Ogden Smith  

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Ludlow Ogden Smith and Katharine Hepburn were married for 12 years. They dated for 1 year after getting together in Jan 1927 and married on 12th Dec 1928. 12 years later they divorced on 18th Sep 1941.

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American Actress Katharine Hepburn was born Katharine Houghton Hepburn on 12th May, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA and passed away on 29th Jun 2003 Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA aged 96. She is most remembered for The Philadelphia Story. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

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Relationship Statistics

StatusDurationLength
DatingJan 1927 - 12th Dec 1928 1 year, 11 months
Married12th Dec 1928 - 18th Sep 1941 12 years, 9 months
Total Jan 1927 - 18th Sep 1941 14 years, 8 months


(12 December 1928 - 18 September 1941) (divorced)
Hepburn's only husband was Ludlow Ogden Smith, a socialite-businessman from Philadelphia whom she met while a student at Bryn Mawr. The couple married on December 12, 1928, when she was 21 and he was 29. Hepburn had Smith change his name to S. Ogden Ludlow so that she would not be known as "Kate Smith", which she considered too plain. She never fully committed to the marriage and prioritized her career. The move to Hollywood in 1932 cemented the couple's estrangement, and in 1934, she traveled to Mexico to get a quick divorce. Hepburn often expressed her gratitude toward Smith for his financial and moral support in the early days of her career, and in her autobiography called herself "a terrible pig" for exploiting his love. The pair remained friends until his death in 1979.

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Relationship Timeline

18th September, 1941 - Divorce

September, 1941 - Breakup

12th December, 1928 - Marriage

February, 1927 - Hookup

January, 1927 - Hookup

1927 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Name
Ludlow Ogden Smith
Katharine Hepburn
Ludlow Ogden Smith
Katharine Hepburn
Age (at start of relationship)
27
19
Zodiac
Aquarius
Taurus
Occupation
Socialite
Actress
Nationality
American
American

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