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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 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (Documentary short)
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 1998 Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Cold War: Nixon's Secrets ... Herself (uncredited)
 1998 Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (TV Movie documentary)
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 1995 Nixon
Herself (runs against Nixon) (uncredited)
 1990 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
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- Nixon: Part I (1990) ... Herself (as Helen gahagan Douglas)

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Stage Play: Diplomacy (Revival). Written by Victorien Sardou. Directed by Campbell Gullan. Erlanger's Theatre: 28 May 1928- Jul 1928 (closing date unknown/40 performances). Cast: Margaret Anglin (as "Lady Fairfax"), Jacob Ben-Ami (as "Count Orloff"), Charles Coburn (as "Baron Stein"), Georgette Cohan (as "Mion"), Guy Cunningham (as "... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »

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Popularized the nickname "Tricky Dick" during her Senate race against Richard Nixon. She herself picked up the term from an editorial in The Independent Review. See more »

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