Universal Filmlexikon (1932)

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Helen Haye was born in India and educated in England and Germany. She made hei" first appearance on the stage in 1898, when she played in "School" at tlie Pier, Hastings. Since then she has played all kinds of parts, in plays of all types and periods, from Shakespeare down to the moderns, at practically every theatre in London and the provinces. Düring the first years of her career she toured the provinces with Ben Greet, F. R. Benson, and other managers, scoring many important successes and laying the foundations of one of the biggest repiitations in the profession. In 1910, she went to London to play Mrs. Holroyd in "The Way the Money Goes". Düring the following ten years she played a large variety of principal roles at the leading Westend Theatres, including the Queen in "Hamlet", Mrs. Elvsted in "Hedda Gabler", Lady Ranghild in "The Pretenders", Mrs. Knox in "Fanny 's First Play", Agnes Pringle in "The Land of Promise", Princess Henrietta in "His Royal Happiness", etc. In 1921 she went to Canada with Marie Lohr, playing in "Fedora", "Her Destiny", etc. On returning to London, she appeared in "Secrets" at the Comedy, and added to her long list of successes in "Jack Straw", "The Elopement", "Trust Eniily", "Morals", etc. In 192.5 she went to New York to play in "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney", etc. Latest stage successes: "The Sex Fable", and "After All". Latest films: "Atlantic", "Congress Dances", and "Skin game". HELEN HAYE c/o Universal Filmlexikon, London, 6, Bouveriestreet T: Central 4684 AA • BN • CB phol: Press Portrait Bureau, London Helen Haye ist in Indien geboren und in England und Deutschland erzogen. Auf der Bühne erschien sie zum erstenmal, als sie in „School" im Pier-Theater in Hastings auftrat. Seither hat sie in den verschiedensten Rollen und Stücken von Shakespeare bis zu den Modernsten an den verschiedensten Bühnen Londons und der Provinz gespielt. In den ersten Jahren ging sie mit Ben Greet, F. R. Benson und anderen Managern in die Provinz. In dieser Zeit hat sie den Grundstein zu ihrem Ruhm als erste Darstellerin gelegt. 1910 spielte Helen Haye die Mrs. Holroyd in „The Way the Money Goes" in London. Die folgenden zehn Jahre waren ausgefüllt durch gleich erfolgreiche Arbeit an den \^ estendBühnen Londons; ihre bedeutendsten Rollen in dieser Zeit waren die Königin in ..Hamlet", Frau Elvsted in ..Hedda Gabler", die Lady Ragnhild in „The Pretenders", die Mrs. Knox in „Fanny "s First Play", die Agnes Pringle in „The Land of Promise" usw. 1921 ging die Künstlerin mit Marie Lohr nach Kanada, wo sie in ..Fedora". ..Her Destiny" und anderen Stücken auftrat. \^ ieder nach London zurückgekehrt, übernahm sie die Hauptrolle in „Secrets" am Comedy-Theater und fügte der langen Reihe ihrer Erfolge weitere bei in „Jack Straw". .,The Elopement", „Morals" u. a. 1925 trat Helen Haye in New\ork in ..The Last of Mrs. Chevnev" und in ..John Gabriel Borkman" auf. Letzte große Erfolge: „The Sex Fable" und „After All". Letzte Filme: „Atlantic". ..Der Kongreß tanzt" und „Skin game". 488