Helen Hayes


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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 ... more »

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  • ''If you rest, you rust.''
    Helen Hayes (1900-1993), U.S. actor. My Life in Three Acts, ch. 19 (1990). An actor from age five until into her seventies, and thereafter a speak...
  • ''People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach "retirement" age seem very admirable to me.''
    Helen Hayes (1900-1993), U.S. actor. My Life in Three Acts, ch. 19 (1990). Hayes was an actor from age five until into her seventies, and thereaft...
  • ''I cry out for order and find it only in art.''
    Helen Hayes (1900-1993), U.S. actor. On Reflection, ch. 14 (1968).
  • ''Stardom can be a gilded slavery.''
    Helen Hayes (1900-1993), U.S. actor. On Reflection, ch. 14 (1968). Often dubbed "The First Lady of the Theater," Hayes began acting at age five an...
  • ''Actors work and slave—and it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end.''
    Helen Hayes (1900-1993), U.S. actor. On Reflection, ch. 4 (1968). Remembering actor John Drew's search for a little girl who could play her younge...
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  • Rob Taylor (11/16/2017 7:57:00 AM)

    The white magnolia tree by miss Hayes is hard to find.

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