"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.