Helen Hayes, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Helen Hayes

American actress

Date of Birth: 10-Oct-1900

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

Date of Death: 17-Mar-1993

Profession: actor, stage actor, television actor, film actor, autobiographer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Helen Hayes

  • Helen Hayes MacArthur (née Brown; October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was an American actress whose career spanned 80 years.
  • She eventually received the nickname "First Lady of American Theatre" and was one of 15 people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award (an EGOT).
  • 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 greater Washington, DC, 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.
  • Helen Hayes is regarded as one of the greatest leading ladies of the 20th-century theatre.

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