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Helen Joan Stenborg (January 24, 1925 – March 22, 2011)[1] was an American actress of stage, screen, and television.[2] She occasionally acted with her husband, actor Barnard Hughes (1915–2006), to whom she was married from 1950 until his death in 2006; they had two children.

Helen Stenborg
Helen Joan Stenborg

(1925-01-24)January 24, 1925
DiedMarch 22, 2011(2011-03-22) (aged 86)
Years active1947–2008
Barnard Hughes
(m. 1950; died 2006)


Stenborg appeared on stage in revivals of A Doll's House, A Month in the Country, and The Crucible; the original, belated US production of Noël Coward's Waiting in the Wings, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play; and the Lanford Wilson plays, The Rimers of Eldritch and Talley & Son winning the Obie Award for her performance in the latter.

She portrayed Helga Lindeman on the soap opera Another World from 1977 to 1978. Stenborg also appeared in the 1999 film, My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York, which won an Academy Award for Best Short Subject in 2000.[3]


She died on March 22, 2011, aged 86, in New York City.

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  1. ^ Actress Helen Stenborg Has Died
  2. ^ Notice of the death of Helen Stenborg Archived 2011-03-26 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "New York Times: My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-05-25.

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