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DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Frank Gorshin IS George Burns on Broadway

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Comedian George Burns always said he wanted to live to be 104 so he could say he had lived in three centuries, but he died at 100 in 1996.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2002 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

Health Tips

New technology helps cataract patients see the light -- without glasses, a novel aproach may lead to new drug designs for brain disorders, including Parkinson's and schizophrenia, and other news about modern health.
LIDIA WASOWICZ, UPI Senior Science Writer

'Smell of the Kill' is a play for women

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Playwright Michele Lowe is making her Broadway debut with "The Smell of the Kill," a play some women will love and most men will hate.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 17, the 76th day of 2002 with 289 to follow. This is St. Patrick's Day. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
By United Press International

'Wonder of the World' doesn't impress

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- "Wonder of the World," a new play by the promising young playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, is an aimless satirical comedy that has few redeeming entertainment va
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- There's a place in Hollywood's Pantheon of great actresses for Academy Award-winner Sissy Spacek, who deserves a second Oscar for her new movie "In the Bedroom.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Lloyd Webber's 'By Jeeves' back on stage

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- No one would think any musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber would have trouble getting to Broadway after the British composer's many successes including "Evita," "Cat
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Of Human Interest: News-lite

OOPS, SHE DID IT AGAIN (UPDATE)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2001 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International
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Helen Hayes, with unidentified person, 1980. (UPI Photo/Files)
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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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