Helen Haye (born Helen Hay, 28 August 1874 – 1 September 1957) was a British stage and film actress.[1]

Helen Haye
Helen Haye 1914.jpg
Helen Haye in 1914
Born
Helen Hay

(1874-08-28)28 August 1874
Died1 September 1957(1957-09-01) (aged 83)
OccupationActress
Years active1898–1957
Spouse(s)Ernest Attenborough

Hay began acting on the stage in 1898 and debuted in London in 1911 as Gertrude in Hamlet.[2] Her film career began in 1916 with Honour in Pawn. She often worked with director Alexander Korda. One of her final film appearances was in Laurence Olivier's Richard III (1955), as the Duchess of York.[3]

Haye died four days after her 83rd birthday in London.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit

 
Helen Haye in 1922

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Helen Haye, British Actress, Dies at 83; Performer 59 Years Taught Top Players. New York Times. 3 September 1957
  2. ^ "Helen Haye - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos". AllMovie.
  3. ^ "Helen Haye". BFI.

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