Helen Keller

Helen Keller


Helen Keller was born on Jun 27, 1880 in USA. Helen Keller's big-screen debut came with The Miracle Worker directed by Arthur Penn in 1962. Helen Keller is known for The Miracle Worker directed by Arthur Penn, Anne Bancroft stars as Annie Sullivan and Victor Jory as Captain Arthur Keller. The upcoming new movie Helen Keller plays is The Miracle Worker which will be released on Jul 28, 1962.

Helen Keller contracted a virulent childhood disease which resulted in complete loss of sight and hearing at nineteen months. Her parents futilely sought help for her, as did family friend Alexander Graham Bell. Finally, when Keller was seven, Annie Sullivan, a young teacher, was hired by the family. Through a system involving a constant physical contact with Sullivan, a touch alphabet "spelled" into Keller's hand, persistence, faith, and love - detailed in Miracle en Alabama (1962) - Keller suddenly and amazingly understood; she quickly and efficiently learned language, and the world opened to her. She asked to be taught to speak at the age of ten. With Sullivan's important emotional and intellectual support, Keller's development took off. Keller graduated - cum laude - from Radcliffe College in 1904. Sullivan was her companion until her death in 1936. Helen Keller wrote prolifically, traveled widely, lectured on various personal, political, and academic topics, and was awarded numerous honorary degrees from universities around the world. She died in 1968, one of the most famous and widely-admired women of our time.

  • Birthday

    Jun 27, 1880
  • Place of Birth

    Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA

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