Helen Hayes Overview:

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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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
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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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Mildred Natwick and . Over a decade before Angela Lansbury starred in Murder, She Wrote, played an elderly mystery author and amateur detective in The Snoop Sisters. The series co-starred Mildred Natwick as Hayes' sister and ran as a 90-minute installment on The NBC Tuesday M... Read full article


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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.


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.


Stella 'Stell' Hallam: I've given up trying to figure out what your family thinks, Vicky. They just speak another language. I know this though: that I don't care any more what they think.
Victor Hallam: Well, I care.
Stella 'Stell' Hallam: You've always cared.
Victor Hallam: When it comes right down to it, my family have a sense of values that's pretty sane and level-headed.
Stella 'Stell' Hallam: Yes, I know it.
Victor Hallam: You know it, but you don't believe it. Is that it?
Stella 'Stell' Hallam: I do believe it, Vicky. And I believe also that all the Hallams in all the world are always right. They're so sure they know what you are - till after awhile they almost make you believe you're what they think you are. And then heaven help you - if you're not strong enough to help yourself.
Victor Hallam: Stella, you're all upset over nothing. I don't see what you're driving at.
Stella 'Stell' Hallam: There's so much you don't see, Vicky, that it almost breaks my heart.


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Her likeness appears on a nondenominated USA commemorative postage stamp issued in her honor on 25 April 2011. Price on day of issue was 44¢.

Won three Tony Awards, two Best Actress (Dramatic) awards -- one in 1947 for "Happy Birthday," an award that was shared with Ingrid Bergman for "Joan of Lorraine," another in 1958, for "Time Remembered" -- and a third, Special Tony Award in 1980, namely: The Lawrence Langer Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre. She was also nominated as Best Actress (Dramatic) in 1970 for a revival of "Harvey."

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

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