Taking a cue from her activist parents, who were a strong and persistent influence, she supported women's voting and reproductive rights.
Starred in nine films with longtime companion Spencer Tracy.
Out of respect for his family, chose not to attend Tracy's funeral in 1967, opting instead to assist in lifting his casket into the hearse at the funeral home; refrained from speaking of their personal relationship until after the death of his wife in 1983.
Composer Stephen Sondheim was a neighbor in the Turtle Bay section of Manhattan where she owned a brownstone for over 50 years.
Published her first book, The Making of The African Queen, in 1987; a few years later, she reportedly received $4.5 million for her biography Me: Stories of My Life.
Council of Fashion Designers gave her a lifetime achievement award in 1986, due in large part to her ground-breaking preference for trousers early in her career.
With 12 nominations and four wins, held the record for most Academy Award nominations for acting until Meryl Streep surpassed her in 2003.
Spent the last years of her life at the family home in the Fenwick section of Old Saybrook, CT, that served as a retreat throughout her life.
Had a cultural-arts center, which also includes a museum dedicated to her life, named after her in Old Saybrook in 2009.
Was honored with a commemorative stamp by the U.S. Postal Service in 2010.
1970, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
1934, Venice Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
1962, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
1979, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Life Achievement Award: Winner
1974, Emmy — Best Lead Actress in Drama: Nominee
1979, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special: Nominee
1975, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy: Winner