HAYES Helen (Hayes Helen)( American actress, known as' First Lady of American theater. ")
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Biography HAYES Helen (Hayes Helen)
(cf.. name - Helen Hayes Brown)
Born October 10, 1900 in Washington, DC. Education in Catholic school. Her debut on stage took place at the age of 6 years with the company 'Columbia pleyerz' in Washington. In 1917, Hayes took the lead role in the play Polianna, then Penrode (1918) and play Dzh.Barri Dear Brutus (1918), she created an enviable reputation on Broadway. She played in many New York productions, . such, . Mary of Scotland (Mary of Scotland, . 1934), . Queen Victoria (Victoria Regina, . 1935), . Twelfth Night (Twelfth Night, . 1940), . Candle in the Wind (Candle in the Wind, . 1941), . The Glass Menagerie (The Glass Menagerie, . 1956), . Touch of the poet (A Touch of the Poet, . 1958),
In an era of 'the golden age of Broadway' (1920-1950), only Katharine Cornell and Lynn Fontaine could compare with Hayes on the range of roles played. The combination of generosity and cordiality fully manifested in the film version of the play Anastasiya (Anastasia, 1956), where Hayes was a partner Ingrid Bergman
. Cinematic career, Hayes was not so brilliant, . a theatrical, . but twice the actress was awarded the prize of 'Oscar': in 1931 for a major role in the movie Sin Madlon Claude (The Sin of Madelon Claudet) and in 1971 for supporting actress in the film Airport (Airport),
. Among other roles, played for 40 years in the film, was the most romantic image of Catherine in the film Farewell to Arms (A Farewell to Arms, 1932) on the novel by E. Hemingway. Having played the heroine of the famous Agatha Christie detective Jane Marple, in the television movie Murder with mirrors (Murder with Mirrors, 1985), Hayes has completed his acting career. The following year she was awarded the 'Presidential Medal of Freedom' - the highest U.S. civilian award. Hayes died in Niake (pc. New York) March 17, 1993.