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Today is Friday, March 17, the 76th day of 2006 with 289 to follow.
By United Press International

Theater producer Hambleton dead at 94

BALTIMORE, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- New York theatrical producer T. Edward Hambleton, who founded the Off Broadway Phoenix Theater, has died in Baltimore at age 94.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2005 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

'Wrath' star Dorris Bowdon dead at 90

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- "Grapes of Wrath" star Dorris Bowdon has died in Woodland Hills, Calif., at age 90, it was reported Friday.

Study: plastic chemical damages brain

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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 17, the 76th day of 2005 with 289 to follow. This is St. Patrick's Day.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 10, the 284th day of 2004 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 17, the 77th day of 2004 with 289 to follow. This is St. Patrick's Day.
By United Press International

Alice Cooper gets star on Hollywood walk

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Shock rocker Alice Cooper will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles Dec. 2.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2003 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, March 17, the 76th day of 2003 with 289 to follow.
By United Press International

Kimberly Akimbo: Daft comedy about time

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The Manhattan Theater Club is staging a darkly daft new comedy, "Kimberly Akimbo," by David Lindsay-Abaire that has a 62-year-old actress as its star playing a 16-year-old high school student with an ailment that ages her at four-and-a-half times the usua

Caricaturist Al Hirschfeld dies at age 99

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Al Hirschfeld, whose caricatures of the great and near-great of the theater were as entertaining as trying to find his daughter's name scribbled among the lines, died Monday. He was 99.

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International

2002 Yearend: U.S. theater's challenges

The American theater faces the New Year in flux as Broadway continues to surrender its leadership role to Off Broadway, and regional theater and the theater community strive to build a younger audience to keep the stage alive and lively. Part of UPI's Spe
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Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes, with unidentified person, 1980. (UPI Photo/Files)

Helen Hayes Brown (October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was an American actress whose career spanned almost 70 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of the American Theatre" and was one of twelve people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award. Hayes has 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. She is the namesake of the annual Helen Hayes Awards, which have recognized excellence in professional theatre in the greater Washington, D.C. area since 1984.

Helen Hayes was born in Washington D.C. on October 10, 1900. Her mother, Catherine Estelle (née Hayes), 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 immigrated from Ireland during the Irish Potato Famine; her mother was a great-niece of Irish singer Catherine Hayes.

Hayes began a stage career at an early age. She said her stage debut was a 5-year old singer at Washington's Belasco Theatre (on Lafayette Square, across from the White House.) By the age of ten, she had made a short film called Jean and the Calico Doll, but only moved to Hollywood when her husband, playwright Charles MacArthur, signed a Hollywood deal. She attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart Convent in Washington and graduated in 1917.

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