Katharine Hepburn's home in New York City is on East 49th Street. The screen legend called this Turtle Bay Gardens townhouse her home from 1931 until the mid-90's. She was married in 1928 to Ludlow Ogden Smith, later to be called S. Ogden Ludlow, and the young couple moved into Turtle Bay in 1931. She began her film career in 1932 at MGM and left for Hollywood, leaving Ludlow behind. They were eventually divorced in 1934, although remained friends up until his death. Hepburn retained this apartment, along with a home in Connecticut, for the next sixty years, initially renting but then as the outright owner from 1937 on. Her neighbors on either side for many years were compiser Stephen Sondheim and writer Garson Kanin and his wife Ruth Gordon. After Hepburn died in 2003 the nearby intersection of Second Avenue and East 49th Street was renamed Katharine Hepburn Place. Turtle Bay, which had been renovated in 1918, and became a classy place to live by the time Hepburn moved in, was designated a Historic District in 1966.