"Hepburn’s only husband was Ludlow Ogden Smith, a socialite businessman from Philadelphia whom she met while a student at Bryn Mawr. … Hepburn made Smith change his name to S. Ogden Ludlow so that she would not be known as “Kate Smith”, which she considered too plain."

Katharine Hepburn made her husband change his name first. (via amandahess)

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