Helen Keller; a legend - FamousWhy
Famous People Famous Regions Famous Articles Famous Software FamousWhy Web Services Famous Forum Submit Content

Visits: 157
Votes: 0
Fame Riser
Fame Rank
Fame Riser
create pool



Ask a Question about Helen Keller; a legend

Famous Tags

actress   career   actor   model   tv   singer   biography   life   musician   relationship   politics   gossip   celebrities   sports   movies   cricket   awards   england   magazine   music   new york   playboy   family   producer   tennis   hollywood   usa   childhood   news   artist   california   soccer   writer   1981   sport   1975  

All Tags


Helen Keller; a legend

 Q:   Ask a Question about Helen Keller; a legend       
Helen Keller is a great name in physically handicapped people’s world. She was, for a time, the most famous handicapped person in the world. She was handicapped but this problem never made her look down in her life and cry for her disabilities.

Instead she got up and fought against her physical challenges and this self determination, confidence, self- determination has earned her a name in world’s most respectable people.

When she was 19 months old, a severe fever gripped her. The fever was uncontrollable and left Keller blind and deaf and barely able to communicate. At the age of six years, Keller met Anne Sullivan (later Anne Sullivan Macy), the tutor who taught Keller the alphabet and thereby opened up the world to her. From that day Keller forgot her physical challenges and sta rted studying.

Earlier she faced many difficulties but then she became an excellent student and eventually attended Radcliffe College, where she graduated with honours in 1904. Keller used to read, write like any other normal person. While in college she penned down her life and the book was named The Story of My Life which was released in 1902.

This book made her famous not only in her nation but people across the world came to know about this brave hearted lady. Her other works include The World I Live In (1908), Out of the Dark (1913), and 1938's Helen Keller's Journal.

In later life Keller became an activist and lecturer, sometimes in support of the blind and deaf, and sometimes for causes including Socialism and women's rights. She also founded and promoted the American Foundation for the Blind. During her lifetime Keller was regarded as one of America's most inspirational figures.

Keller's story was told in a 1957 television play, The Miracle Worker, which later became a Broadway play (1959) and then a 1962 film starring Anne Bancroft as Sullivan and Patty Duke as Keller; both Bancroft and Duke won Academy Awards for their work... Keller's image appears on the quarter-dollar coin honouring Alabama, first released in 2003. According to the U.S. Mint, the coin is the first U.S. coin to feature Braille.

By FW Editor

Tags: lecturer, writer, 1880

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 09 April '10

Add a link to this page on any related website, blog or forum using this code :