On this date the acting genius of stage and screen KATHARINE HEPBURN was born. She’s also a gay diva for those into great acting chops and killer dialogue. A screen legend, Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four, from twelve nominations. Hepburn won an Emmy Award in 1976 for her lead role in Love Among the Ruins, and was nominated for four other Emmys and two Tony Awards during the course of her more than 70-year acting career.

In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Hepburn as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema. Do yourself a favor and watch, or re-watch, “Woman of the Year,” “Adam’s Rib,” “African Queen,” “Pat & Mike,” “Philadelphia Story,” and/or “The Lion in Winter.” Celebrate a brilliant actor and the remarkably independent woman behind the roles.

There are reliable reports of her – at the very least — bisexuality, which is not hard to believe. Gore Vidal himself has vouched for his buddy Scotty Bowers, who claims that he set Katharine Hepburn up “with over 150 different women” in his book Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of Stars. Vidal flew to L.A. expressly for the book’s launch party. He wanted to assure attendees that Bowers is totally telling the truth. In a speech, he told party-goers he’s never caught Bowers in a lie in the 60-plus years he’s known him, joking that L.A. is a town “where you can meet 1,000 liars a day.” We’d say that never catching someone in a lie is a little different than saying someone has never told a lie, but hey—good enough for us.

In The Sewing Circle: Hollywood’s Greatest Secret—Female Stars Who Loved Other Women, author Axel Madsen relates that ““Katharine Hepburn’s bosses at RKO objected so much to her trousered look that they threatened to suspend her unless she switched to skirts. She, in turn, threatened to walk around in her underwear, and when the studio carried out its threat and confiscated her clothes, she carried out hers and went from her set to the commissary in her underpants.”

So that settles it: Katharine Hepburn was a very sexually active lesbian. Case closed! OK…bisexual. Maybe.