Helen Gahagan Douglas was born on Nov. 25, 1900 in Boonton, NJ; attended Barnard College (1920-22); married Melvyn Douglas,
Apr. 5, 1931; starred in plays, including Young Woodley (1925), Enchanted April (1925), Mary Queen of Scotland (1934), and First Lady (1952); toured Europe as a singer (1928-30); starred in the motion picture She (1935); US delegate to the UN General Assembly,
1946; representative in Congress from California's 14th district (1944-50); unsuccessful candidate for US Senate, 1950; secretary,
Gahagan Dredging Corp. (1953-69); opera concert singer and poetry reader (1952-62); wrote The Eleanor Roosevelt we remember (1963); died June 28, 1980.