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  • historicalzg - 1Reply
    Vlad or anyone familiar with these, I need some help with a few. Can you please check comments and let me know?

    I haven't readded any old comments yet to avoid confusion with my new ones.


ACJohnston and the mystery of Helen Hayes. (04-05)    Apr 5, '10 9:04 AM
by Vlad for group historicalziegfeld #256

“Brown, Helen (aka Hayes, Helen): [ACJ]
(October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) Birth name: Helen Hayes Brown. Nickname: "First Lady of the American Theater". She had a career than spanned over 80 years beginning as a child actress at age 5. She was the first person ever to win a Grammy, an Oscar, a Tony, and an Emmy in competitive categories. The lights of Broadway were dimmed for one minute at 8:00 p.m. on the day she died. Helen Hayes Brown performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1927.”

Sorry, Jane, but we have two or three ladies, which were erroneously identified as Helen Hayes Brown.

Helen Hayes Brown.
ZF of 1927.
The 27-year-old actress, not young and a little boyish. Irish (Hayes) + Dutch (van Arnum Brown).

Helen Brown.
Rio Rita (1927).
The dancer, a very young, beautiful, light hair. Lithuanian.

“June Barron, Betty Dumbris and Helen Brown were members of the Ziegfield Follies, while M. Taparauskas is a member of the Globe Theatre.”
© Algirdas M. Budreckis “The Lithuanians in America, 1651-1975: a chronology & fact book” (1976), page 104.

“... the play gradually goes down hill Photo by ALFRED CHENEY JOHNSTON Helen
Brown in "The Follies" and ends up, finally, in the usual sentimental swamp.”
The judge, vol. 93, 1927

Helen Brown maybe_was Helen (Hayes) Brown_ACJ_01.jpg
Not pointe shoes, a different hairstyle, a birthmark on the thigh.

Unknown #1.
Helen Hayes Brown maybe_was Helen (Hayes) Brown_ACJ_02.jpg
Not Helen Brown of course.

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