(1900-67) a US film actor known especially for appearing as characters who were honest and had high moral principles. He often worked with Katharine Hepburn, with whom he had a romantic relationship with for many years. His films include Captains Courageous (1937), Adam's Rib (1949), and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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