My life in three acts

by Helen Hayes

Hardcover, 1990




San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1990.


Actress Helen Hayes recounts her life on and off the stage, providing portraits of such personalities as Charlie Chaplin, William Randolph Hearst, and Gloria Swanson, and discussing her personal triumphs, tragedies, and regrets.

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LibraryThing member christinejoseph
okay autobiog. of 90 year old actress, some amusing anecdotes

Helen Hayes has been on stage, screen and television for more than fifty years. In that time she moved among the world's most famous and talented people. She speaks with wit, wisdom, and candor on topics both public and private, offering behind-the-sceens portraits of great personalities, telling of the advice older actors gave her and how she in turn gave advice. She treats us to delightful anecdotes about Ethel Barrymore, John Ford, Al Capone. At the same time she reflects more seriously on the painful parts of her life. And, finally, she expresses her strong views on what is wrong with the American theatre today and what has always been wrong with Hollywood.… (more)



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