Helen Hayes was born, in Washington D.C, this is where everything starts.
The start of dance
1905 - 1917
Hayes went to Sacred Heart Academy (age five) and was in Miss Minnie Hawks’s dance class and when she was nine, she was on Broadway, preforming in Little Mimi in the Victor Herbert operetta Old Dutch. She then went to more performances.
1920 - 1926
Hayes became the youngest actress to have her name in lights on Broadway. She then went to be in a silent film, The Weavers of Life, which was siting on a shelf for 3 years.
January 1, 1928 - December 31, 1956
Hayes married journalist\playwright Charles MacArthur, their marriage lasted until 1956, MacArthur died of internal bleeding from anemia and nephritis. Hayes had married a man named John Swanson for a whole 2 years.
January 1, 1931 - December 31, 1935
Hayes and MacArthur went to Hollywood and got an Academy Award. in 1946, she earned her first Tony Award for best actress.
Near the end of the career
December 17, 1955 - December 31, 1971
In 1971, Hayes' chronic asthmatic bronchitis triggered an allergic reaction to the dust on stage while she preformed. Her daughter died from polio while 19 years old, her son James MacArthur became a successful TV and film actor.
Covered in awards!
1985 - 1986
In 1986, Hayes had gotten a Presidential Medal of Freedom! Hayes also had 2 Broadway Theaters named in her honor!
The end of it all (death)
Helen Hayes had died of Congestive heart failure, she died but left behind a mark. A mark that wouldn't be forgotten.
Why Hayes is important
1995 - 2020
Hayes was important because she was known as "First Lady of the American Theater", and because she delivered amazing performances for decades on stage and television!