From your parents you learn love, and laughter, and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened, you discover that you have wings.
Helen Hayes MacArthur (October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was an American actress whose career spanned almost 80 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of American Theatre" and was one of 12 people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award (an EGOT). Hayes also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, from then-President Ronald Reagan in 1986.
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