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Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes MacArthur (née Brown; October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was an American actress whose career spanned 80 years. She eventually received the nickname "First Lady of American Theatre" and was one of 15 people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award (an EGOT). Hayes also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, from President Ronald Reagan in 1986. In 1988, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

The annual Helen Hayes Awards, which have recognized excellence in professional theatre in greater Washington, DC, since 1984, are her namesake. In 1955, the former Fulton Theatre on 46th Street in New York City's Broadway Theater District was renamed the Helen Hayes Theatre. When that venue was torn down in 1982, the nearby Little Theatre was renamed in her honor. Helen Hayes is regarded as one of the greatest leading ladies of the 20th-century theatre.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 10th, 1900 (Washington, D.C.), Died March 17th, 1993 (Nyack)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1948

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 74543 5/24/1948 Victoria Regina: Part 1 Helen Hayes ; Ian Martin speaker  
Decca 74544 5/24/1948 Victoria Regina: Part 2 Helen Hayes ; Ian Martin speaker  
Decca 74545 5/24/1948 Unknown Play-Act III: Part 1 Helen Hayes ; Ian Martin speaker  
Decca 74546 5/24/1948 Unknown Play-Act III: Part 2 Helen Hayes ; Ian Martin speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hayes, Helen," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101966.

Hayes, Helen. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101966.

"Hayes, Helen." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101966

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