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Helen Keller (1880–1968)


Helen Keller contracted a virulent childhood disease which resulted in complete loss of sight and hearing at nineteen months. Her parents futilely sought help for her, as did family friend Alexander Graham Bell. Finally, when Keller was seven, Annie Sullivan, a young teacher, was hired by the family. Through a system involving a constant physical ... See full bio »

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(age 87) in Easton, Connecticut, USA

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Known For

The Miracle Worker
(1962)
Deliverance
Deliverance Herself
(1919)
The Unconquered
The Unconquered Herself
(1954)

Filmography

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 1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series) (book "The Story of My Life" - 1 episode)
- Patience (1998) ... (book "The Story of My Life")
 1962 The Miracle Worker (book "The Story of My Life" - uncredited)
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 2005 Black (dedicatee)
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 1963 Biography (TV Series documentary)
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- Helen Keller (1963) ... Herself
 1954 The Unconquered (Documentary)
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 1919 Deliverance
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 2013 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
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- Henry Ford (2013) ... Herself
 2013 Muscle Shoals (Documentary)
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 1999 The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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 1996 Biography (TV Series documentary)
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Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 5 Portrayals | 12 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. See more »

Trivia:

Her portrayal by Patty Duke in The Miracle Worker (1962) won Duke the Best Supporting Actress Oscar at age 16, a record that remained unbroken until Tatum O'Neal, at age 10, won in the same category for Paper Moon (1973). See more »

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