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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 »


(age 87) in Easton, Connecticut, USA

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The Miracle Worker
Deliverance Herself
The Unconquered
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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)
- Helen Keller (1963) ... Herself
 1954 The Unconquered (Documentary)
 1919 Deliverance
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 2013 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- Henry Ford (2013) ... Herself
 2013 Muscle Shoals (Documentary)
 1999 The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1996 Biography (TV Series documentary)

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


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On the "White Hurricane Storm" in November 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio: I knew it was storming before I was told. The rooms, the corridors, everywhere within this building vibrates with the power of the storm outside. The storm waves, like sound waves or the waves of the wireless, will not be denied by stone walls and plate glass windows. See more »


Pictured with Anne Sullivan on a 15¢ US commemorative postage stamp issued in their honor, 27 June 1980. See more »

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