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Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes


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Also Known As: Died: March 17, 1993
Born: October 10, 1900 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Washington, Washington D.C., USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992)
A three-part documentary series exploring the history of MGM Studios.
Route One/U.S.A. (1989)
A fictional doctor travels through America looking for changes that occured during his ten year sojourn abroad.
Agatha Christie's Murder With Mirrors (1985)
Helen Hayes' second go at Agatha Christie's intrepid amateur sleuth, Miss Jane Marple (previously she was Miss Marple in "Agatha Christie's 'A Caribbean Mystery'"), teamed her with another veteran actress, Bette Davis (returning to filming following several serious illnesses including a stroke), for
Agatha Christie's A Caribbean Mystery (1983)
Agatha Christie's redoubtable Jane Marple, intrepid amateur sleuth, belatedly came to television in the person of Helen Hayes to unravel a complex murder case at a colorful Caribbean resort (actually Santa Barbara, California) after a retired British Major is bumped off. This Americanized Christie m
Agatha Christie's Murder Is Easy (1982)
The first in a network TV cycle of Agatha Christie movies by producers David L. Wolper and Stan Margulies, this version of Dame Agatha's "Easy to Kill" brings together veteran actress Helen Hayes and Olivia de Havilland (although they share no scenes) -- the former playing a dotty old country lady e
Hopper's Silence (1981)
The life and work of American realist painter Edward Hopper are examined in this documentary. Hopper's iconic paintings and the locations dipicted in them are shown. The famously taciturn man and his wife Jo are seen in their Washington Square studios, he speaks, sparingly, in a televison intervie
Family Upside Down, A (1978)
Fred Astaire won an Emmy Award as Best Actor and Helen Hayes received a nomination as Best Actress for their performances as a retired house painter and his loving wife of forty years who face an emotional crisis when he has a heart attack that makes both of them dependent on their grown children an
Candleshoe (1977)
A street urchin infiltrates a noblewoman''''s impoverished household in search of hidden treasure.
Victory at Entebbe (1976)
The first of two dramatic re-creations of the July 4, 1976 Israeli lightning raid on the airport at Entebbe, Uganda, to rescue a planeload of hostages who had been taken by Palestinian hijackers. Rushed into release, this was shown initially on videotape and later converted to film for theatrical sh
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)
A group of spies hide a microfilm inside a dinosaur in The British Museum. Some children enroll a group of nannies to thwart the spies and Save England !!
Herbie Rides Again (1974)
A spunky widow uses her magical Volkswagen to fight off a corrupt land developer.
Snoop Sisters, The (1972)
An engaging comedy-mystery about a couple of eccentric mystery writers, a spinster and her widowed sister, who turn detective to hunt down the killer of a faded movie star (Paulette Goddard, who came out of retirement to play the role) with the help of their ex-con bodyguard/chauffeur, hired by thei
Harvey (1972)
The story of Elwood P. Dowd, a devotee of spirits (medicinal and otherwise), and his friend and companion, Harvey, an invisible, six-foot-tall white rabbit who causes Elwood's longsuffering family much trouble.
Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate (1971)
Four elderly ladies with time on their hands create a fictional girl for a computer dating service and get involved with a psychopath. Helen Hayes, in her first TV movie, was Emmy-nominated for her performance.
Airport (1970) as Ada Quonsett
A mad bomber plots to blow up a jet on a snowy night.
Third Man on the Mountain (1959) as Tourist
A boy attempts to realize his father''''s dream of climbing an alpine peak known as the Citadel.
Anastasia (1956) as Dowager empress
A group of exiled Russians claim to have found the living daughter of the Tsar, presumed executed in 1918.
Main Street to Broadway (1953) as Herself
My Son John (1952) as Lucille Jefferson
A woman suspects her son is a Communist spy.
Stage Door Canteen (1943) as
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
Vanessa: Her Love Story (1935) as Vanessa [Paris]
A Victorian wife contemplates leaving her insane husband for a romantic gypsy.
What Every Woman Knows (1934) as Maggie Wylie
An ambitious wife backs her husband's political career.
The White Sister (1933) as Angela Chiaromonte
A noblewoman becomes a nun when she thinks her lover is killed during the war.
Another Language (1933) as Stella [Hallam]
A newlywed discovers that she and her husband''''s snobby family speak different languages.
Night Flight (1933) as Simone Fabian
An airline's owner runs his business with ruthless disregard for safety.
The Son-Daughter (1932) as Lien Wha
Young Asians in San Francisco find their love thwarted by clan warfare.
A Farewell to Arms (1932) as Catherine Barkley
An American serving in World War I falls for a spirited nurse.
Arrowsmith (1931) as Leora Tozer Arrowsmith
A crusading doctor fights his way through tragedy to find his true calling.
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) as Madelon [Claudet]
A woman takes to the streets to provide for her illegitimate son.
A Rodeo Mixup (1924) as Her maid
Riders of the Range (1923) as Inez
Weavers of Life (1917) as Peggy

Cast (special)

Wildflowers With Helen Hayes (1992)
A special hosted by actress Helen Hayes that documents the environmental, economic and aesthetic value of wildflowers and calls for their preservation.
Helen Hayes: First Lady of the American Theatre (1991)
A documentary on the life and career of actress Helen Hayes. Friends and associates are interviewed and film clips of some of her performances are shown. Also includes an interview with Hayes. Airing as part of the PBS series, "American Masters."
Night of 100 Stars III (1990)
A celebrity benefit for The Actors' Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dance and comedy. Features nearly 175 stars of stage, screen, sports, and fashion.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1988)
A special broadcast of the eleventh annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, taped December 4, 1988 in Washington, DC. This year's honorees are Alvin Ailey, George Burns, Myrna Loy, Alexander Schneider, and Roger L. Stevens.
41st Annual Tony Awards, The (1987)
The forty-first annual presentation of the American Theatre Wing's Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring excellence in the Broadway theater. Broadcast live from the Mark Hellinger Theatre In New York City, the program is the first presentation of the Tonys under the aegis of the Tony Awards P
National AIDS Awareness Test: What Do You Know About Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome?, The (1987)
A special featuring a "test format" that allows viewers to answer 50 questions on AIDS, after which answers, based on the latest medical research, are given. The program, presented without commercial interruption, features discussions on AIDS origin, transmission, prevention, and treatment, as well
Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table, The (1987)
A documentary focusing on a group of about a dozen of America's wittiest writers and performers of the 1920s and their renowned daily luncheons at the Hotel Algonquin in New York. What began as a practical joke aimed at one of the group's members became a legendary gathering that has come to symboli
40th Annual Tony Awards, The (1986)
The annual presentation of the American Theatre Wing's Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring excellence in the Broadway theater, broadcast live from the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. This year (1986) marks the twentieth time the Tony Awards have been presented on national television.
Broadway Plays Washington! (1982)
A special, taped at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., celebrating American theater.
End of Summer (1977)
A production of S.N. Behrman's comedy by the Charles MacArthur Center for American Theatre, in association with the Asolo State Theater of Sarasota, Florida.
Bat, The (1960) as Cornelia Van Gorder
The story of Cornelia Van Gorder, a wealthy spinster, and her efforts to protect herself from "The Bat," a mysterious killer who is seeking a hidden fortune in her home. Based on the story by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood.
Ah, Wilderness! (1959)
The story of Richard Miller, the son of a Connecticut newspaper publisher, and his naive attempts to court a local girl.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Moneychangers (1976)
This four-part adaptation of Arthur Hailey's tale of power and greed in the banking business has two ambitious vice presidents become rivals when an imminent board room vacancy arises won an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Series of the 1976-77 season as well as an Emmy for Christopher Plummer

Cast (short)

Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)
Thousands of stars and fans gather in Hollywood for the world premiere of "Marie Antoinette" (1938) in this promotional short film.

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