Katharine Houghton Hepburn stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.
The U.S. Postal Service issued the 44-cent, First-Class Mail Katharine Hepburn stamp Wednesday, what would have been her 103rd birthday.
"With the Katharine Hepburn commemorative stamp as the newest in our Legends of Hollywood series, we continue our proud tradition of honoring the special people who epitomize our nation's character and aspirations," said Postmaster General John E. Potter. "Katharine Hepburn will be remembered for generations, for both her unparalleled acting ability and being a role model for women who chose to live life on their own terms."
The Postal Service held a dedication ceremony at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, Conn. Hepburn was born in Hartford in 1907 and died in her home in Fenwick.
The stamp, designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, D.C., is based on a publicity still from one of Hepburn's Oscar-nominated movies, Woman of the Year (1942), photographed by Clarence S. Bull.