Birth Name: Helen Hayes Brown
Date of Birth: March 10, 1900
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., United States
Date of Death: March 17, 1993
Place of Death: Nyack, New York
*English, Welsh (father)
Helen Hayes was an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931), and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Airport (1970). Her father was of English and Welsh descent and her mother was of Irish descent.
Helen’s paternal grandparents were James Lemuel Brown and Charlotte E. Edwards (the daughter of Henry Edwards and Margaret Grant). Henry was Welsh.
Helen’s maternal grandparents were Edward Patrick Hayes and Ann Downes. Edward was Irish. Ann was born in England, and was likely of Irish descent.
Source: Genealogy of Helen Hayes – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com