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Helen Keller in Her Story (also known as The Unconquered) is an American biographical documentary about Helen Keller made in 1954.

Helen Keller in Her Story
The Unconquered
Directed byNancy Hamilton
Produced byNancy Hamilton
James L. Shute
Written byNancy Hamilton
James L. Shute
StarringHelen Keller
Narrated byKatharine Cornell
Music byMorgan Lewis
Edited byJames L. Shute
Distributed byAlbert Margolies and Co.
Release date
June 15, 1954 (1954-06-15)
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited States

It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1955.[1][dead link][2] It starred Helen Keller and used extensive footage of her visits/remembrances of Dwight Eisenhower, Martha Graham and others. The film was produced and directed by Nancy Hamilton and narrated by her friend, actress Katharine Cornell, and was shot mostly in Pittsburgh.

The Academy Film Archive preserved Helen Keller in Her Story in 2006.[3]



Helen Keller is a blind and a deaf girl. The film shows how she struggles with her life.

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  1. ^ Nash, Margo. "NY Times: Helen Keller in Her Story". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-11-08.
  2. ^ "The 28th Academy Awards (1956) Nominees and Winners". (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  3. ^ "Preserved Projects". Academy Film Archive.

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