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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014

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Breslin headlines 'Miracle Worker' revival

Breslin headlines 'Miracle Worker' revival

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- Teenage U.S. film star Abigail Breslin says the biggest difference between acting in a movie and on stage is how many takes one has to get a scene right.
Matthew Modine joins 'Miracle' cast

Matthew Modine joins 'Miracle' cast

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Actor Matthew Modine has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway production of "The Miracle Worker," the show's producers said Monday.
Breslin to play Helen Keller on B'way

Breslin to play Helen Keller on B'way

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Abigail Breslin is set to play Helen Keller in the first Broadway revival of "The Miracle Worker," the show's producers said Wednesday.
Helen Keller statue unveiled

Helen Keller statue unveiled

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A statue of Helen Keller, showing her at the moment the blind and deaf 7-year-old got a sense of language, was unveiled Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol.

'Miracle' playwright Gibson dead at 94

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- New York-born playwright William Gibson has died at his home in Stockbridge, Mass., at the age of 94, his family said.
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Helen Keller
Blind and deaf author Helen Keller is seen in this 1953 photo as she runs her fingers over the face of President Dwight Eisenhower during a visit to the White House.
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Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker.

A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled, and was outspoken in her opposition to war. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Wobblies, she campaigned for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and socialism, as well as many other leftist causes.

Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her family lived on a homestead, Ivy Green, that Helen's grandfather had built decades earlier. Helen's father, Arthur H. Keller, spent many years as an editor for the Tuscumbia North Alabamian and had served as a captain for the Confederate Army. Helen's paternal grandmother was the second cousin of Robert E. Lee. Helen's mother, Kate Adams, was the daughter of Charles Adams. Though originally from Massachusetts, Charles Adams also fought for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, earning the rank of brigadier-general.

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