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Helen Hanft

Actress

Born - 3 April 1934, New York City, New York, USA
Died - 30 May 2013

Eccentric, pixieish, auburn-haired American character actress known as the 'Ethel Merman of off-off-Broadway', a formidable star of underground comedy and drama. Film appearances, beginning with Next Stop, Greenwich Village in 1975, were all too fleeting, although she did several with Woody Allen, including Manhattan (1979), Stardust Memories (1980) and The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985). Further appearances came in Arthur (1981), Off Beat (1986), Coming to America (1988), Identity Crisis (1989), Betsy's Wedding (1990), The Butcher's Wife (1991), Used People (1992), North (1994), The Associate (1996), Fever (1999), Dummy (2002), Noise (2007) and When the Evening Comes (2009), her last. She died following surgical complications.