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Helen Gahagan (1900–1980)

This beautiful Broadway singer and actress appeared in only one film, portraying the forever-young ice goddess ("she who must be obeyed"), the title character in RKO's 1935 adaptation of H. Rider Haggard's tale, She (1935), opposite Randolph Scott. In the latter 1940s, having entered politics, she would serve two terms in the lower house of the ... See full bio »

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 1935 She
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 1940 The Cavalcade of Academy Awards from 1928-1939 (Documentary short)
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 1998 Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Nixon
Herself (runs against Nixon) (uncredited)
 1990 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- Nixon: Part I (1990) ... Herself (as Helen gahagan Douglas)

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Stage: Appeared in "Family Reunion" on Broadway, 1954. See more »

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Helen gahagan Douglas

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Richard Nixon said of her during his 1950 Senate campaign against her: "During five years in Congress, Helen Douglas has voted 353 times exactly as has Vito Marcantonio, the notorious Communist party-line Congressman from New York. How can Helen Douglas, capable actress that she is, take up so strange a role as a foe of Communism? And why does she when she has so deservedly earned the title of '... See more »

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