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Helen Hayes (I) (1900–1993)


Known as "The First lady of the American Theater", Helen Hayes had a legendary career on stage and in films and television that spanned over eighty years. Hayes was born in Washington, D.C., to Catherine Estelle "Essie" Hayes, an actress who worked in touring companies, and Francis van Arnum Brown, a clerk and salesman. Her maternal grandparents ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 92) in Nyack, New York, USA

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 1985 Glitter (TV Series)
Betsy
- The Tribute (1985) ... Betsy
 1984 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Estelle Wicks
- Highway to Heaven: Part 2 (1984) ... Estelle Wicks
- Highway to Heaven: Part 1 (1984) ... Estelle Wicks
 1982 Love, Sidney (TV Series)
Mrs. Clovis
- Pro and Cons (1982) ... Mrs. Clovis
 1982 Murder Is Easy (TV Movie)
Lavinia Fullerton
 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Agatha Winslow
 1978 A Family Upside Down (TV Movie)
Emma Long
 1977 Candleshoe
Lady St.Edmund
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. McCartney
- Part IV (1976) ... Dr. McCartney (credit only)
- Part III (1976) ... Dr. McCartney
- Part II (1976) ... Dr. McCartney (credit only)
- Part I (1976) ... Dr. McCartney
 1976 Victory at Entebbe (TV Movie)
Etta Grossman-Wise
 1975 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Aunt Clara
- Retire in Sunny Hawaii... Forever (1975) ... Aunt Clara
 1974 Herbie Rides Again
Mrs. Steinmetz
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Miss Gilden
- Alter-Ego (1972) ... Miss Gilden (as Miss Helen Hayes)
 1972 Harvey (TV Movie)
Veta Louise Simmons
 1972 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Mrs. Kathleen Brady
- Lucy and the Little Old Lady (1972) ... Mrs. Kathleen Brady
 1971 Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate (TV Movie)
Sophie Tate Curtis
 1970 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
Multiple Roles
- Helen Hayes Remembers (1970) ... Multiple Roles
 1970 The Front Page (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Mrs. Wilson
- The Pride of the Lioness (1967) ... Mrs. Wilson
 1963 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1959-1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mother Hildebrand / Madame Ranevskaya
- The Velvet Glove (1960) ... Mother Hildebrand
 1960 Cradle Song (TV Movie)
The Vicaress
 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Cornelia Van Gorder
- The Bat (1960) ... Cornelia Van Gorder
 1954-1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Mother Seraphim / Mrs. Austin
- One Red Rose for Christmas (1959) ... Mother Seraphim
- One Red Rose for Christmas (1958) ... Mother Seraphim
- Welcome Home (1954) ... Mrs. Austin
 1959 Third Man on the Mountain
Tourist (uncredited)
 1959 Ah, Wilderness! (TV Movie)
Essie
 1952-1958 Omnibus (TV Series)
Mrs. Howard V. Larue III / Bessie Arlington / Mrs. Kirby
- Mrs. McThing (1958) ... Mrs. Howard V. Larue III
- The Christmas Tie (1956) ... Bessie Arlington
- Dear Brutus (1956)
- Mom and Leo (1953)
- The Happy Journey (1953) ... Mrs. Kirby
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Mrs. Gilling
- Mrs. Gilling and the Skyscraper (1957) ... Mrs. Gilling
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Sister Theresa
- Four Women in Black (1957) ... Sister Theresa
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Frances Parry
- Side by Side (1954) ... Frances Parry
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Helen Hayes
 1952 My Son John
Lucille Jefferson
 1951 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Dark Fleece (1951)
- The Lucky Touch (1951)
- Not a Chance (1951)
 1950-1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots / Gwenny Bean
- The Late Christopher Bean (1950) ... Gwenny Bean
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Helen Hayes
 1935 Vanessa: Her Love Story
Vanessa Paris
 1934 Crime Without Passion
Extra in hotel lobby (uncredited)
 1933 Night Flight
Simone Fabian
 1928 The Dancing Town (Short)
Olive Pepperall
 1917 The Weavers of Life
Peggy
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: We, Comrades Three (Revival/production played in repertory with War and Peace, The School for Scandal, Right You Are If You Think You Are, The Wild Duck, You Can't Take It With You). Written by Richard Baldridge. From works by Walt Whitman. Scenic Design by James Tilton. Directed by Ellis Rabb and Hal George. Lyceum Theatre: 22... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 8 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Miss Helen Hayes

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Personal Quote:

The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity - love. And the story of love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity. See more »

Trivia:

Pre-eminent US stage actress. She was regarded as the First Lady of the American Theater. See more »

Nickname:

First Lady of the American Theater

Star Sign:

Libra

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