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Diva/Mensch pair for June 8, 2022

Oh my OOPS! I was so excited about the Rita Moreno pairing last week I skipped EGOT #2, Miss Helen Hayes! My apologies to Miss Hayes.


The second EGOT winner was Helen Hayes. I'll use her two Oscars for the D/M pair. She played a hooker in *The Sin of Madelon Claudet* and played a little old lady in *Airport.* Though I have to say by the end of this *Airport* clip, she's pouring on the diva!


Diva: *The Sin of Madelon Claudet*

Mensch: *Airport*






Here are Miss Hayes's EGOT details, courtesy of Wikipedia:


Helen Hayes (1900–1993), an actress, received her fourth distinct award in 1977. Between 1932 and 1980, Hayes received a total of 7 awards. She was the first woman and the first performer to win all four. Hayes was also the first person to win the Triple Crown of Acting, with singular (non-group/ensemble/company) acting wins in each of the Emmy, Oscar, and Tony awards, winning her third in 1953. Counting only the first award of each type, she also has the distinction of the longest timespan (45 years) between her first and fourth award of any showbiz Grand Slam winner.


Academy Awards:

1932: Best Actress in a Leading Role – The Sin of Madelon Claudet

1970: Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Airport


Primetime Emmy Awards:

1953: Best Actress – Schlitz Playhouse of Stars for the episode "Not a Chance"


Grammy Awards:

1977: Best Spoken Word Recording – Great American Documents


Tony Awards:

1947: Best Actress, Dramatic – Happy Birthday

1958: Best Actress, Dramatic – Time Remembered


Special Awards:

1980: Special Tony Award, Lawrence Langner Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre

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