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Helen Reddy

Australian Actor
Female
Born Oct 25, 1941

Helen Reddy is an Australian American singer and actress and activist. She is often referred to as the "Queen of 70s Pop". In the 1970s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States, where she placed fifteen singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Six of those 15 songs made the Top 10 and three of those songs reached No. 1, including her signature hit "I Am Woman. " She also placed 25 singles on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts.… Read More

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    I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar
    Huffington Post - Jan 05, 2016
  • Jackson Katz: Conservatives Mock Eve Ensler On Right Wing Talk Radio
    Huffington Post - Jul 10, 2013
  • George Heymont: Must It Always Be A Man's World?
    Huffington Post - Nov 25, 2012
  • Helen Reddy Stepping Back Into Spotlight In Folsom
    The Sacramento Bee - Sep 28, 2012

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1941 Birth Born on October 25, 1941.

TWENTIES

1966 24 Years Old 1 More Event
After arriving in New York in 1966, she was informed by Mercury that her prize was only the chance to audition for the label, and that Mercury considered the Bandstand footage to constitute her audition, which was deemed unsuccessful. … Read More
In the spring of 1968, Martin St. James – a hypnotist/entertainer and fellow Australian she had met in New York City – threw Reddy a party with an admission price of $5 to enable Reddy – then down to her last $12 – to pay her rent. … Read More
1971 29 Years Old It became a hit – No. 13 in June 1971 – and Helen Reddy was on her way."

THIRTIES

1972 - 1974 2 More Events
1975 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Her film career includes a starring role in Walt Disney's Pete's Dragon, introducing the Oscar-nominated song "Candle on the Water" and an extended cameo as a nun in Airport 1975 – singing her own composition "Best Friend" –. … Read More
1976 34 Years Old In 1976, Reddy covered the Beatles song "The Fool on the Hill" for the musical documentary All This and World War II. … Read More
1977 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Reddy's 1977 remake of Cilla Black's 1964 hit "You're My World" indicated comeback potential, with a No. 18 peak, but this track – co-produced by Kim Fowley – would prove to be Reddy's last Top 40 hit. … Read More
Without the impetus of any major hits, Reddy's four Capitol album releases subsequent to Ear Candy failed to chart. In 1981, Reddy would say: "I signed Capitol ten years ago And when you are with a company so long you tend to be taken for granted. … Read More

FORTIES

1982 40 Years Old In 1982, after finding evidence of Wald's continued substance abuse, Reddy again separated from him and initiated divorce proceedings, which this time went through in January 1983. … Read More
1983 41 Years Old 1 More Event
MCA released one further Reddy album: Imagination, in 1983; it would prove to be Reddy's final release as a career recording artist. … Read More
1990 48 Years Old In 1990, Reddy issued Feel So Young — on her own label —an album which included remakes of Reddy's repertoire favourites; her one interim recording had been the 1987 dance maxi-single "Mysterious Kind", on which Reddy had vocally supported Jessica Williams. 1997 saw the release of Center Stage, an album of show tunes which Reddy recorded for Varèse Records; the track "Surrender" – originating in Sunset Boulevard – was remixed for release as dance maxi-single.

FIFTIES

2000 58 Years Old Reddy's final album to date was the 2000 seasonal release The Best Christmas Ever.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2002 60 Years Old Reddy announced her retirement from performing in 2002, giving her farewell performance with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. … Read More
2008 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2008, Reddy was reported to be living "simply and frugally off song royalties, pension funds, and social security renting a 13th-floor apartment with a 180-degree view of Sydney Harbour." … Read More
2011 69 Years Old …  In 2011, after singing "Breezin' Along with the Breeze" with her sister, Toni Lamond, for Toni's birthday, she decided to return to live performing. … Read More
2012 70 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Reddy decided to return to performing after being buoyed by the warm reception she received when she sang at her sister's 80th birthday party. "I hadn't heard my voice in 10 years, and when I heard it coming over the speaker, it was like: 'Oh, that’s not bad. … Read More
2013 71 Years Old Reddy performed at the Paramount nightclub at The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown on 13 October 2013.
2014 72 Years Old She performed two nights at Catalina Supper Club, Los Angeles in November 2014, shortly after her 73rd birthday.
The following January 2015, Reddy performed two nights at Orleans Hotel Showroom in Las Vegas.
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