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1954 Press Photo HELEN DOUGLAS AMERICAN ACTRESS POLITICIAN - RSC10731

$12.33
AdID: 700955

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Part Number: RSC10731

Height: 8

Width: 10

Source: Rogers

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This is an original press photo. WALLACE KIRKLAND, LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER; LOUISE MORGAN OF MARSHALL FIELDS; HELEN DOUGLAS, SENATOR PAUL'S DAUGHTER
Helen Gahagan (November 25, 1900 - June 28, 1980) was an American actress and (under the name Helen Gahagan Douglas) politician. She was the third woman and first Democratic woman elected to Congress from California; her election made California one of the first two states (the other was Illinois) to have elected female members of the House from both parties.Gahagan was born in Boonton, New Jersey of Scotch-Irish descent, and reared Episcopalian. She graduated from the Berkeley Institute in 1920, and from Barnard College in 1924. Gahagan became a well-known star on Broadway in the 1920s. In 1931, she married actor Melvyn Douglas. Gahagan starred in only one Hollywood movie, She in 1935, playing Hash-a-Motep, queen of a lost city. The movie, based on H. Rider Haggard's novel of the same name, is perhaps best known for popularizing a phrase from the novel, "She who must be obeyed." Her character in She served as the inspiration for the appearance of the Evil Queen in Walt Disney's 1937 animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.(WIKIPEDIA)Photo measures 10 x 8inches. Photo is dated 11-11-1954.