• Helen Twelvetrees

    1908 - 1958

    Helen Twelvetrees (1908 - 1958)

    Actress. Born in New York, she attended a fine arts school as a teen, and inspired by her love for moving film took her talents to Hollywood, landing numerous roles in silent films. She later went on to act with such stars as Clark Gable and John Barrymore. Some of her more popular films include […]

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  • Helen Vinson

    1905 - 1999

    Helen Vinson (1905 - 1999)

    Actress. After appearing on Broadway, she starred in around forty feature films. Born Helen Rulfs, she was raised in Texas by a well-off oil family. While a child, Helen developed a lifelong enjoyment of horses; she studied at the University of Texas (where she met the director of the Houston Little Theater), but eloped for […]

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  • Helen Wagner

    1918 - 2010

    Helen Wagner (1918 - 2010)

    Wagner played the soap opera’s matriarch, Nancy Hughes, from its debut on April 2, 1956, until her death. She is acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records for having the longest run in a single role on television. In fact, Wagner spoke the show’s very first line, “good morning, dear,” and would go on to […]

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  • Helen Walker

    1920 - 1968

    Helen Walker (1920 - 1968)

    Actress. She began her film career after an acclaimed performance in the play “Jason” (1942) on Broadway. Her film debut was in “Lucky Jordan” (1942). Her film credits include “Brewster’s Millions” (1946), “Call Northside 777” (1948), and her final film, “The Big Combo” (1955). (bio by: Lanie)  Family links:  Parents:  Russell W. Walker (1895 – […]

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  • Helen Walsh

    1970 - 1931

    Helen Walsh (1970 - 1931)

    Actress, dancer. Born in 1908, Helen Walsh was one of the Ziegfeld Girls. Known for performances on Broadway such as Whoopee! (1929), Simple Simon (1930, Smiles (1930-1931) and was a featured performer in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931. Died after receiving burns in a yacht explosion. (bio by: Marisa Shute)

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  • Helen West Heller

    1970 - 1955

    Helen West Heller (1970 - 1955)

    Artist. Known for her oil painting, egg tempera, mosaic and especially her wood engraving.  (bio by: Laurie)  Family links:  Spouse:  Roger Paul Heller (1888 – 1975)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Helen Whitney

    1875 - 1944

    Helen Whitney (1875 - 1944)

    Helen Whitney was the daughter of Clara Louise Stone, and her husband, John Milton Hay, who served as the United States Ambassador to Great Britain and United States Secretary of State. Helen Hay was a poet and an author of books for children. A number of her poems were published in Harper’s Magazine. One of her […]

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  • Helena Carroll

    1928 - 2013

    Helena Carroll (1928 - 2013)

    Actress. Born in Glasgow to parents of Irish descent, her father was acclaimed playwright Paul Vincent Carroll (“Shadow and Substance”, 1937), her mother was a dress designer. Influenced by her father’s profession, she took to the stage. She received private schooling and began her stage career locally (for which included appearing in some of her […]

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  • Helena Carroll

    1928 - 2013

    Helena Carroll (1928 - 2013)

    Actress. Born in Glasgow to parents of Irish descent, her father was acclaimed playwright Paul Vincent Carroll (“Shadow and Substance”, 1937), her mother was a dress designer. Influenced by her father’s profession, she took to the stage. She received private schooling and began her stage career locally (for which included appearing in some of her […]

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  • Helena Gleichen

    1873 - 1947

    Helena Gleichen (1873 - 1947)

    British Aristocracy,  Artist. Born Helena Emily Gleichen in London, the youngest child of Viktor, Prinz zu Hohenlohe-Lanenburg and Lady Laura Seymour at which time she was granted the title of Gräfin von Gleichen. She provided some illustrations for the Younghusband Expedition to Tibet in 1904. During the First World War, in September 1917, she relinquished […]

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  • Helena Rubinstein

    1872 - 1965

    Helena Rubinstein (1872 - 1965)

    Rubinstein was the eldest of eight daughters born to a Jewish couple, Augusta – Gitte (Gitel) Shaindel Rubinstein née Silberfeld and Horace – Naftoli Hertz Rubinstein; who was a shopkeeper in Kraków.  Rubinstein emigrated from Poland to Australia in 1902, with no money and little English. Her stylish clothes and milky complexion did not pass […]

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  • Helena Rubinstein Courielli

    1870 - 1965

    Helena Rubinstein Courielli (1870 - 1965)

    Entrepreneur. Born Chaja Rubinstein in Krakow, Poland, she was the founder of the Helena Rubinstein Cosmetic Company, which made her the first self-made female millionaire. She emigrated from Poland to Australia, in 1902 and soon began to make her jars of beauty cream that sold to enthusiastic buyers. She eventually moved to Paris, where she […]

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  • Helene Costello

    1906 - 1957

    Helene Costello (1906 - 1957)

    Actress.  She was brought to the screen at age three by her father,  matinee idol  Maurice Costello,  and played juvenile roles in over 60 films,  including “Cleopatra” (1912),  “Beau Brummel” (1913),  and “A Christmas Story” (1913).  In many of these she appeared with her sister,   Dolores Costello.  After World War I the sisters formed […]

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  • Helene Drake

    1922 - 1997

    Helene Drake (1922 - 1997)

    Actress. Appeared in the award-winning 1956 adventure film “Around the World in Eighty Days.” (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Inscription:Rhoda Tomack Odrezin

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  • Helene Stanley

    1929 - 1929

    Helene Stanley (1929 - 1929)

    Dolores Diane Freymouth (July 17, 1929 – December 27, 1990), better known by the stage name of Helene Stanley, was an American actress and a live model for Cinderella and other Disney characters. Stanley was born in Gary, Indiana. Her parents were Michael Freymouth, who was an acrobat who worked in Europe, and Gerty Freymouth. Around 1953 […]

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  • Helene Weigel-Brecht

    1900 - 1971

    Helene Weigel-Brecht (1900 - 1971)

    Actress. She married Berthold Brecht in 1929. She influenced the female characters in Brechts plays. She joined the communist party in 1930. On Feruary 28, one day after the Reichstags fire Brecht and Weigel fled with their family and friends to Denmark. They later lived in Sweden, Finland and the United States. In 1948 she […]

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  • Helene Whitney

    1914 - 1990

    Helene Whitney (1914 - 1990)

    Helene Whitney (July 4, 1914 – March 28, 1990) was an American actress who appeared in films in the late 1930s and 1940s. She was known as Helene Reynolds after her marriage. Whitney was born Kenyon Fortescue in 1914, but was known as Helene. Through her mother, Grace Fortescue (1883–1979), she was a grandniece (and cousin […]

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  • Helene Winston

    1922 - 2004

    Helene Winston (1922 - 2004)

    Actress. Best known for her role as ‘Gladys King’ on the 1970s sitcom “King of Kensington.” She made numerous appearances on the television show “The Monkees” and guest appearances on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Sanford and Son,” “Bewitched” and “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.” She also appeared in more than a dozen movies including the […]

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  • Helga Anders

    1948 - 1986

    Helga Anders (1948 - 1986)

    Actress. She was a leading performer of Austrian and German television for a number of years. Born Helga Scherk, she was raised in Ruhpolding and Bielfield after her parents’ break-up and made her professional stage debut at age eight. To the end of her life she was involved in Munich theatrical projects though she was […]

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  • Helmi Juvonen

    1903 - 1985

    Helmi Juvonen (1903 - 1985)

    An artist who studied at the Cornish Art Institute in the late 1930s. Popular for her Native American drawings and paintings. Spent her last 25 yrs of life as a ward of the state of Washington, living at the Oakhurst Convalescent Center in Elma, Washington. She is buried next to her mother and sister (Irene […]

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  • Helmi Juvonen

    1903 - 1985

    Helmi Juvonen (1903 - 1985)

    An artist who studied at the Cornish Art Institute in the late 1930s. Popular for her Native American drawings and paintings. Spent her last 25 yrs of life as a ward of the state of Washington, living at the Oakhurst Convalescent Center in Elma, Washington. She is buried next to her mother and sister (Irene […]

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  • Helmut Dantine

    1918 - 1982

    Helmut Dantine (1918 - 1982)

    Helmut Dantine enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and began his U.S. acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse. He was spotted by a talent scout and signed to a Warner Bros. contract. Dantine spent the early 1940s there, appearing in Casablanca (1942), Edge of Darkness (1943; his first lead role), Northern Pursuit […]

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  • Helmut Griem

    1932 - 2004

    Helmut Griem (1932 - 2004)

    German leading Actor. He is best known to audiences outside his native land for his portrayal of Max in Bob Fosse’s “Cabaret.” Max was the Baron who seduced both Liza Minnelli’s Sally Bowles and Michael York’s Brian Roberts. He also appeared in over 60 films and TV shows. He was also an accomplished theater actor. […]

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  • Helmut Newton

    1920 - 2004

    Helmut Newton (1920 - 2004)

    Newton was born in Berlin, the son of Klara “Claire” (née Marquis) and Max Neustädter, a button factory owner. His family was Jewish. Newton attended the Heinrich-von-Treitschke-Realgymnasium and the American School in Berlin. Interested in photography from the age of 12 when he purchased his first camera, he worked for the German photographer Yva (de) […]

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  • Helmut Zacharias

    1920 - 2002

    Helmut Zacharias (1920 - 2002)

    Helmut Zacharias was born in Berlin. His father Karl was a violinist and conductor, and his mother was a singer. He started having lessons from his father at the age of 2 and a half and at 6 he played at the Faun club, a cabaret venue on the Friedrichstraße in Berlin. At the age […]

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  • Heloise Bowles Cruse

    1919 - 1977

    Heloise Bowles Cruse (1919 - 1977)

    Journalist. She was well-known for her column “Hints From Heloise” from 1962 to 1977. She helped people with everyday problems to the right out bizarre. At the time the column ran, it was in over 600 newspapers worldwide.  Family links:  Parents:  Charles Louis Bowles (1899 – 1971)  Amelia Harrison Bowles (1901 – 1973)  Spouse:  Marshal […]

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  • Heman Allen

    1779 - 1852

    Heman Allen (1779 - 1852)

    Heman Allen was born in Poultney, Vermont to Heber Allen and Sarah Owen. He attended the common schools. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1795, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1801. He began the practice of law in Colchester, Vermont. He was town clerk of Colchester from 1807 until 1817. He served […]

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  • Hendrik Conscience

    1812 - 1883

    Hendrik Conscience (1812 - 1883)

    Flemish writer.

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  • Hendrik Petrus Berlage

    1856 - 1934

    Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1856 - 1934)

    Architect. Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Some of his most famous works include the Amsterdam Commodities Exchange, the plan for extension of Amsterdam, the ‘plan Zuid’ or ‘plan Berlage’, the Berlage brug (bridge) in Amsterdam and the St. Hubertusslot part of the Kröller-Müller Museum. He is considered to be the “Father of Modern architecture” in the […]

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  • Henny Backus

    1911 - 2004

    Henny Backus (1911 - 2004)

    Henrietta Kaye was born in Brooklyn March 21, 1911. She studied sculpture at Cooper Union, but she preferred working in the theatre and appeared in Broadway musicals during the 1930s. Working as Henriette Kaye, she was a member of the Federal Theatre Project. Described by The New York Times as “a leggy redhead with a […]

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