#166 Leslie Charteris / Katharine Hepburn – 12 May 1907

Leslie Charteris

Leslie Charteris (12 May 1907, Singapore– 15 April 1993), born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, was a half-Chinese, half English author of primarily mystery fiction, as well as a screenwriter. He was best known for his many books chronicling the adventures of Simon Templar, alias “The Saint.”

Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Hepburn co-starred with screen legends including Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby, Holiday, The Philadelphia Story), Humphrey Bogart(The African Queen), John Wayne (Rooster Cogburn), Laurence Olivier (Love Among the Ruins) and Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond). Her most successful pairing was with Spencer Tracy, with whom she made a string of hit pictures, starting with 1942’s Woman of the Year.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Charteris
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_Hepburn

Also born on this day :
Illtyd Trethowan earlier known as Kenneth Trethowan, was an English priest, philosopher, and author.
Paweł Kubisz was a Polish poet, writer, journalist, and activist.
Said Rustamov was an Azerbaijan composer and conductor. 
Margot Bærentzen was a Danish Olympic fencer .
Harris Downey was an American short story writer, and novelist.
Vijay Bhatt was a noted producer-director-screenwriter of Hindi cinema.

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