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Hayes, Helenlocked

(10 October 1900–17 March 1993)
  • Mark Fearnow

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Hayes, Helen (10 October 1900–17 March 1993), actress, was born Helen Hayes Brown in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Francis Van Arnum Brown, a wholesale meats salesman, and Catherine Estelle “Essie” Hayes, a sometime actress. A precocious child through whom her mother sought to realize her own ambitions, Hayes was on stage at the age of five and made her professional debut in 1909 as the boy prince in ...

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