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Helen Gahagan

Helen GahaganBorn: 25-Nov-1900
Birthplace: Boonton, NJ
Died: 28-Jun-1980
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Actress, California Congresswoman

Father: Walter Hamer Gahagan II (d. Dec-1930 throat cancer)
Mother: Lillian Rose Mussen
Brother: William Corthel Gahagan
Brother: Frederick Mussen Gahagan
Sister: Helen Mary Gahagan
Sister: Lillian Rose Gahagan
Brother: Walter Hamer Gahagan III
Husband: Melvyn Douglas (actor, m. 5-Apr-1931, until her death, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Gregory Douglas (father of Illeana Douglas, b. 1933)
Son: Peter Gahagan (b. 1933)
Daughter: Mary Helen (b. 1938)
Slept with: Lyndon B. Johnson (1940s)

    High School: Berkeley School for Girls, Brooklyn, NY
    High School: Capen School for Girls, Northampton, MA
    University: Barnard College (1924)

    US Congressman, California 14th (3-Jan-1945 to 3-Jan-1951)
    Democratic National Committee (1940-44)
    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League (1937)
    Irish Ancestry
    Scottish Ancestry
    Welsh Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Breast Cancer, Smoking

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    She (12-Jul-1935) · She

Author of books:
A Full Life (1982, memoir)


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