Legendary Actress Katharine Hepburn will be immortalized on a new series of postage stamps issued on May 12, 2010, as part of the Postal Service's Legends of Hollywood series.
Among the other new 2010 stamp honorees are Mother Teresa, singer Kate Smith, filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, the Winslow Homer painting "Boys in a Pasture," poet Julia de Burgos, and film actors Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Tom Mix and William S. Hart on a stamp entitles Cowboys of the Silver Screen.
Other new images featured in the 2010 stamp program include the Hawaiian rain forest, the Negro baseball leagues and the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, Archie, Garfield and Calvin and Hobbes, Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Mauldin, and Adm. Arleigh Burke.
Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four, from 12 nominations. Hepburn won an Emmy Award in 1976 for her lead role in Love Among the Ruins, and was nominated for four other Emmys, two Tony Awards and eight Golden Globes. Her stage credits include: Night Hostess (1928); These Days (1928); Art and Mrs. Bottle (1930); The Warrior's Husband (1932); The Lake (1934); Jane Eyre (1936-1937); The Philadelphia Story (1938); Without Love (1942); As You Like It (1950); The Millionairess (1952); The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure, and The Taming of the Shrew (1955)-On tour in Australia with the Old Vic; The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing (1957)-Stratford, Connecticut Shakespeare Theatre Antony and Cleopatra and Twelfth Night (1960)-Stratford, Connecticut Shakespeare Theatre Co (1969); Coco (Tony Award nomination for Leading Actress in a Musical); A Matter of Gravity (1976); The West Side Waltz (1981) (Tony Award nomination for Leading Actress in a Play).