Helen Reddy

Born into a well-known Australian show business family, Helen Reddy has been performing professionally since she was child.

Five years after coming to the United States, Helen signed with Capitol Records. The very first track she cut was not only her first hit single but also the first hit single for Andrew Lloyd Webber, "I Don't Know How To Love Him"

However, it was a song she penned, "I Am Woman," that became her first number one record. Helen won a Grammy Award for her performance and the song is now recognized as the anthem for the feminist movement.  More top ten singles followed and songs like "Leave Me Alone," (Ruby Red Dress,) "Angie Baby," Delta Dawn" and "You And Me Against The World, " on gold and platinum selling albums led to Helen's international multi-media career.  Her Television specials have been seen in over forty countries while her starring role in the Disney film, "Pete's Dragon," continues to attract a new generation of fans.


With these successes solidly behind her, Helen returned to her theatrical roots with starring roles in productions of "Anything Goes," "Call Me Madam," and "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."  A huge fan herself of English playwright and composer Willy Russell, Helen has become the foremost interpreter of his work, appearing both on Broadway and in the West End of London in the hit musical "Blood Brothers" and four productions of Russell's one-woman play "Shirley Valentine." Although Helen has been winning rave reviews for her theatrical work, she still continues to appear in concert and with symphony orchestras.  Helen returned to primetime network television in May 2000 when she guest-starred on the hit CBS series "Diagnosis Murder", opposite Dick Van Dyke. Helen will release her very first Christmas collection, "HELEN REDDY: "The Best Christmas Ever" in July 2000 through an exclusive arrangement with The Home Shopping Network.

Active in community affairs, Helen served for three years as Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the State of California.  Of the many honors she has received, Helen is most proud of the tulip named for her in Holland and she grows the reddish-violet bulbs in her garden in Santa Monica, CA.


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