Who is Helen Hayes?

  • (noun): Acclaimed actress of stage and screen (born in 1900).
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Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes Brown (October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was an American actress whose career spanned almost 70 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of the American Theatre" and was one of eleven people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award. Hayes also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, from President Ronald Reagan in 1986. In 1988, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts. The annual Helen Hayes Awards, which have recognized excellence in professional theatre in the greater Washington, D.C. area since 1984, are her namesake. In 1955 the former Fulton Theatre on 46th Street in New York City's Broadway theater district was renamed the Helen Hayes Theatre. When that venue was torn down in 1982, the nearby Little Theatre was renamed in her honor.

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The Shakespeare Center
... Center was reconstructed in the early 1980s from materials saved from the Helen Hayes Theatre - regarded as "the loveliest theater in New York" before its demolition to make way for the ... Railings from the demolished Helen Hayes Theater were also used in the renovation ... Miss Helen Hayes and Joseph Papp spoke at a dedication this week ...
Alice Ripley - Career - Regional Theatre
... Ripley's regional credits include Next to Normal at Arena Stage (Helen Hayes Award, Best Actress in a Musical, non-resident production), Little Shop of Horrors, Tell Me On ...
Riverside Shakespeare Company - Riverside Presents A Christmas Carol With Helen Hayes
... In 1985, Helen Hayes appeared in an all-star benefit performance for the Riverside Shakespeare Company of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with Miss Hayes in her return to the ... presentation of A Christmas Carol was remounted, again with Helen Hayes, at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway, featuring F ...
List Of People Who Have Won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, And Tony Awards - Qualifying Awards Summary (competitive Only) - Helen Hayes
... Helen Hayes (1900–1993), an actress, received her fourth distinct award in 1976 ... Between 1932 and 1980, Hayes received a total of 7 awards ...

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    Helen Hayes (1900–1993)

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