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Brewer's: Helen

The type of female beauty, more especially in those who have reached womanhood. Daughter of Zeus and Leda, and wife of Menelaos, King of Sparta. “She moves a goddess and she looks a q…

Helen Jacobs

Helen JacobsBorn: Aug. 6, 1908Tennis 4-time winner of U.S. Championship (1932-35); Wimbledon winner in 1936; lost 4 Wimbledon finals to arch-rival Helen Wills Moody.Died: June 2, 1997Dr. Rober…

Helen Keller

Helen Keller was, during the first half of the 20th century, the most famous handicapped person in the world. A severe fever at age 19 months left Keller blind and deaf and barely able to communicate…

Helen Hayes

Name at birth: Helen Hayes BrownHelen Hayes had a career on the stage that spanned nearly the entire 20th century, from her New York debut at the age of 9 to TV appearances when she was in her eightie…

Helen Hunt

Helen HuntactressBorn: 6/15/1963Birthplace: Los Angeles Oscar and Emmy Award-winning television and film actress best known for her role as Jamie Buchman on Mad About You (1992–1999). S…

Helen Hunt Biography

Helen HuntactressBorn: 6/15/1963Birthplace: Los Angeles Oscar and Emmy Award-winning television and film actress best known for her role as Jamie Buchman on Mad About You (1992–1999). S…

Helen Hokinson

Helen Hokinson's cartoons were a staple in The New Yorker magazine for nearly 25 years. She specialized in plump and befuddled society matrons: club women, theatergoers and other polite and amusing so…

Helen Mirren

Name at birth: Ilyena Vasilievna MironovHelen Mirren is the sophisticated star of stage and screen who also became an international TV star as Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison in the British se…

Helene Hanff Biography

Helene Hanffwriter A struggling writer for years, Hanff found unexpected fame when her affectionate and at times acerbic letters to a London bookseller were published. 84 Charing Cross Road ch…