Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes MacArthur was an American actress whose career spanned almost 80 years. She eventually garnered the nickname First Lady of American Theatre and was one ofpeople who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award . Hayes also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Americas highest civilian honor, from President Ronald Reagan in 1986.

Helen Hayes was born in Washington, DC, on October 10, 1900. Her mother, Catherine Estelle , or Essie, was an aspiring actress who worked in touring companies. Her father, Francis van Arnum Brown, worked at a number of jobs, including as a clerk at the Washington Patent Office and as a manager and salesman for a wholesale butcher. Hayes Irish Catholic maternal grandparents emigrated from Ireland during the Irish Potato Famine.

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