Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Quote: Helen Hayes


"If you rest, you rust." 

-       Helen Hayes (c age 60) 

Helen Hayes Brown (1900 – 1993) was an American actress whose career spanned almost 70 years and who, in later years , was nicknamed the  "First Lady of the American Theatre". She is one of twelve people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar (1931, The Sin of Madelon Claudet,  the story of a wrongly imprisoned woman who turns to theft and prostitution in order to support her son) and a Tony Award. She has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour, awarded in 1986.

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