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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Helen Hayes Narrator: Helen Hayes Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this extremely candid and honest account, Helen Hayes, acclaimed First Lady of the American Theater, looks back on her life and career, and you are invited to a private listening session. So sit back, relax, and listen to behind-the-scenes portraits and anecdotes of personalities such as Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, John F. Kennedy, Al Capone, and more. She also tells about the pleasures and difficulties that go with being a celebrity, and expresses her strong views on what is wrong with American theater today and what has always been wrong with Hollywood. And, she reflects on painful memories of her past personal life, including her guilt for leaving her young children, and losing her daughter, Mary, and her husband, playwright and screenwriter Charles MacArthur.

At 90, Helen Hayes had moved among the world's most famous and talented people. This is an engrossing account of a uniquely rich and productive life.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Donna | 5/4/2013

    " A gentle little autobiography, low on drama and backstage gossip but high on the value of family and sacrifices for true love. Hayes doesn't really reveal much, but then again, she was a tremendously ladylike actress - very old school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Margaret | 11/28/2012

    " This was a fun slice of life from that era. Worth it to read about all the artists she and her hubby hung with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kim Martin | 3/19/2012

    " Nice memoir, and some enticing behind-the-scenes tidbits. But let's face it, she was just too nice and normal a person to write anything very eye-opening. But it was worth the read, and her love for her husband Charles MacArthur was genuine. It made me want to read more about him, for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane S | 9/16/2011

    " I loved this book. Another one from the Estate of Aunt Kathy. HH was a very interesting character, a true actress. Loved the stage and talked a lot about the good old days of theatre. I enjoy reading things like this. Always opens up my mind to things I never had the occasion to learn before... ;) "

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