Helen Hayes

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My Life in Three Acts - signed first edition - 1990

Actress Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes, born on October 10, 1900, in Washington, D.C., was an American actress widely regarded as the "First Lady of American Theatre." Her career spanned nearly eight decades, and her contributions to stage and screen left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. Hayes' passion for acting emerged at a young age, and she made her Broadway debut in 1905 at the age of five. She quickly gained attention for her talent and stage presence. In 1927, she achieved widespread acclaim for her role in Coquette, earning the first-ever Best Actress Oscar at the Academy Awards when they were in their infancy.

Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Hayes continued to shine on Broadway, starring in productions such as What Every Woman Knows (1926) and Victoria Regina (1935). Her ability to portray a diverse range of characters showcased her versatility and solidified her status as one of the leading actresses of her time.

In addition to her success on the stage, Helen Hayes transitioned to film and television, making notable appearances in movies like The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) and A Farewell to Arms (1932). However, her heart remained on the stage, and she continued to be a Broadway fixture. Helen Hayes' career experienced a resurgence in the 1950s and 1960s, with memorable performances in plays such as The Glass Menagerie (1955) and Time Remembered (1957). She also became a familiar face on television, winning Emmy Awards for her work in various dramas and specials.

One of her most celebrated Broadway roles came in 1958 when she portrayed Victoria Regina in the play of the same name, earning her a second Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Hayes' incredible talent and enduring appeal led to her being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1986. Even in her later years, Helen Hayes remained active in the entertainment industry and continued to captivate audiences with her performances. She passed away on March 17, 1993, leaving behind a legacy of excellence in the theater and a body of work that continues to inspire generations of actors and theater enthusiasts.

My Life in Three Acts

Actress Helen Hayes recounts her life on and off the stage and discusses her personal triumphs, tragedies, and regrets.

The legendary star of stage and screen reflects on her life and career. With wit, wisdom and candor, Hayes introduces us to the extraordinary cast of characters she has known throughout her long life and career.

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