Biography

Helen Hayes 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 twelve 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. She is the namesake of the annual Helen Hayes Awards, which have recognized excellence in professional theatre in the greater Washington, D.C. area since 1984. Perhaps the ultimate respect to be paid to any actor by a producer - of having a theater christened in their name - became a reality for Ms. Hayes in 1955 when 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 (along with five other neighboring theaters), the operators of the Little Theatre, another standing theater two blocks away on 44th Street, renamed that house in her name, which it has retained ever since.

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Helen Hayes 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 twelve 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. She is the namesake of the annual Helen Hayes Awards, which have recognized excellence in professional theatre in the greater Washington, D.C. area since 1984. Perhaps the ultimate respect to be paid to any actor by a producer - of having a theater christened in their name - became a reality for Ms. Hayes in 1955 when 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 (along with five other neighboring theaters), the operators of the Little Theatre, another standing theater two blocks away on 44th Street, renamed that house in her name, which it has retained ever since.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 53

Birthday 1900-10-10

Day of Death 1993-03-17

Place of Birth Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Official Site http://www.helenhayes.com/

Also Known As

  • Helen Hayes Brown

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1992 MGM: When the Lion Roars (3 episodes)
1987 The Ten-Year Lunch as Herself - Participant
1985 Murder with Mirrors as Miss Jane Marple
1984 Highway to Heaven (2 episodes)
1983 A Caribbean Mystery as Miss Jane Marple
1982 Murder Is Easy as Lavinia Fullerton
1981 Hopper's Silence as Herself
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors (1 episode)
1978 A Family Upside Down as Emma Long
1977 Candleshoe as Lady St. Edmund
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode) as Agatha Winslow
1976 Victory at Entebbe as Etta Grossman-Wise
1976 Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers (4 episodes) as Dr. McCartney
1975 One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing as Hettie
1974 Herbie Rides Again as Mrs. Steinmetz
1973 The Snoop Sisters (4 episodes) as Ernesta Snoop
1972 Ghost Story (1 episode)
1972 Harvey as Veta Louise Simmons
1971 Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate as Sophie Tate Curtis
1970 Airport as Ada Quonsett
1969 Arsenic and Old Lace as Abby Brewster
1968 Here's Lucy (1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode)
1966 Tarzan (1 episode)
1960 The Bat as Cornelia Van Gorder
1959 Third Man on the Mountain as Hotel guest
1956 Anastasia as Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna
1956 Tony Awards (2 episodes) as Herself - Presenter (1 episode) as Recipient
1955 A.N.T.A. Album of 1955 as Herself
1953 Main Street to Broadway as Herself
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)
1952 Omnibus (6 episodes)
1952 My Son John as Lucille Jefferson
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (3 episodes)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (3 episodes)
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (1 episode)
1950 The Arthur Murray Party (1 episode)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (4 episodes)
1943 Stage Door Canteen as Herself
1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards as (archive footage)
1938 Hollywood Goes to Town
1935 Vanessa: Her Love Story as Vanessa Paris
1934 What Every Woman Knows as Maggie Wylie
1934 Crime Without Passion as Extra in hotel lobby (uncredited)
1933 Night Flight as Madame Fabian
1933 Another Language as Stella Hallam
1933 The White Sister as Angela Chiaromonte
1932 The Son-Daughter as Lian Wha
1932 A Farewell to Arms as Catherine Barkley
1931 Arrowsmith as Leora Arrowsmith
1931 The Sin of Madelon Claudet as Madelon Claudet
1928 The Dancing Town as Olive Pepperall

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