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

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

Life is a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. See more »

Trivia:

Founded The John Milton Society for the Blind in 1928 to develop an inter-denominational ministry to bring spiritual guidance and religious literature to deaf and blind persons. See more »

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Cancer

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