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Legendary actress, Helen Hayes, was born Helen Hayes Brown on Oct 10, 1900 in Washington, DC. Hayes died at the age of 92 on Mar 17, 1993 in Nyack, NY and was laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery in Nyack, NY.



Helen Hayes was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning for Best Actress for The Sin of Madelon Claudet (as Madelon) in 1931/32 for Best Supporting Actress for Airport (as Ada Quonsett) in 1970.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1931/32Best ActressThe Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)MadelonWon
1970Best Supporting ActressAirport (1970)Ada QuonsettWon

She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Radio. In addition, Hayes was inducted into the Womens Hall of Fame .

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Warner Archive: in a Pair of Pre-Codes

By KC on Oct 20, 2015 From Classic Movies

In her short Hollywood career, was an unusual screen presence. Though the tiny actress was understated, placid and almost entirely lacking in glamour, she was also quietly powerful, and always exuded unassuming confidence. Though she would ultimately win two Academy Awards, Haye's screen... Read full article

31 Days of Oscar Blogathon 2015: as Ada Quonsett, Airport’s best performance

By The Wonderful World of Cinema on Feb 3, 2015 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

as Ada Quonsett in Airport I didn’t know what to expect, but when I saw it for the first time,  Airport became one of my favourite movies of the 70’s. Directed by George Seaton ( Miracle on 34th Street, Apartment for Peggy, The Country Girl) in 1970, it tells the story of man... Read full article

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Helen Hayes Quotes:

Dr. Martin Arrowsmith: You've got to get used to hearing my ideas.
Leora Arrowsmith: Oh! I'm gonna hear a lot of them?
Dr. Martin Arrowsmith: You're going to marry me.
Leora Arrowsmith: You don't tell me.
Dr. Martin Arrowsmith: I certainly do.
Leora Arrowsmith: Now, you know, I shouldn't wonder if you're right. Of course, it's a little early in the game to be dead sure, but I shouldn't wonder.

Dowager Empress: I will tell them that the play is over, now go home.

Madelon Claudet: You know, it's the queerest thing. When I was a little girl, Father Matthew used to say to us children, "You pay for everything - everything in this life." And last night when we were dancing, I thought of him, and I laughed to myself and said, "What an old fool you are, Father Matthew..." But he was right. And I'm paying.

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Although she played Ingrid Bergman's grandmother in Anastasia (1956), she was less than fifteen years older than she.

Was a supporter of the Republican Party, attending all the conventions up until her death.

Mother of stage actress Mary MacArthur who died in 1949 at the age of nineteen

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