Helen Hay Whitney
American writer and philanthropist
Helen Hay Whitney
Helen Julia Hay Whitney was an American poet, writer, racehorse owner/breeder, socialite, and philanthropist. She was a member by marriage of the prominent Whitney family of New York.
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Wednesday on TV: PBS and FX take wildly different approaches to 9/11 - Salt Lake Tribune (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Award-winning filmmaker Helen Whitney - who went on to to produce, write and direct the two-part documentary "The Mormons" in 2007 - skillfully weaves together the stories of how people with wildly different outlooks on life coped with the tragedy
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DOCUTAH features Mr. Las Vegas, 9/11 commemoration - The Dixie Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Among the films appearing during the Commemoration is Helen Whitney's "Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero," which appeared on PBS shortly after the attacks. Whitney's film, "Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate" was the opening documentary at the
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Dixie State College Army ROTC to Perform Special Flag Retirement Ceremony ... - KCSG
Google News - over 5 years
Then at 2:30PM, Helen Whitney's powerful film “Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero” will be shown. Following the flag retirement at 6:30PM, the documentary film “Love Hate Love” will be shown. The tribute will then culminate with a special candlelight vigil
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The Art of Remembrance - Downtown Express
Google News - over 5 years
Barely a year had passed since the events of 9/11, when PBS “Frontline” producer Helen Whitney set out to probe that ancient, nagging question as to how a loving God could permit such death and destruction (and how our faith is tested by such things)
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Organizers see film festival as institution - St. George Daily Spectrum
Google News - over 5 years
Filmmaker Helen Whitney attends the opening reception for the DOCUTAH Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival last year at Dixie State College. / Samantha Clemens / The Spectrum Wayne Newton's meet and greet takes place Aug
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Judson Memorial Church and Thom Fogarty Present IN THE NAME OF GOD - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Using extensive testimony from Helen Whitney's film; and material from his own research: Six characters, who, in spite of their agonizing doubt - or perhaps because of it - have the courage to look God in the eye. Peter-Adrian Cohen, at age thirty-one,
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Anderson to speak at Middletown Luncheon Club July 20 - Lake County News
Google News - over 5 years
For lunch reservations and information, contact Helen Whitney, 707-928-9812 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . The Middletown Luncheon Club meets every third Wednesday of the month from
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Mormons and American Politics - The Takeaway
Google News - almost 6 years
Helen Whitney, the producer of the PBS documentary, "Mormons," believes American's fear of Mormons has died down a bit as people understand the religion and its people more. This is an interesting topic. I listen to this show and I attend the Mormon
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Huma's choice: Stay with Weiner or go? - Washington Post (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
In fact, it can actually be dangerous, according to author and filmmaker Helen Whitney. Whitney is an expert on the subject of forgiveness. Her riveting documentary “A Time to Forgive and a Time to Hate,” recently aired on PBS
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Middletown Luncheon Club meets June 15 - Lake County News
Google News - almost 6 years
For lunch reservations if you don't usually attend or are coming with a group call Helen Whitney, 707-928-9812, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Campaign for Holocaust museum enlists help from celebs, including Stephen Fry - www.thisisretford.co.uk
Google News - almost 6 years
Holocaust Centre director Helen Whitney said: "We're hugely looking forward to the White Rose Ball. "Linda Larder has done an extraordinary job in getting this fundraising initiative off the ground and we're immensely grateful both to the very talented
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TELEVISION REVIEW; Modern-Day Look at History of the Latter-day Saints
NYTimes - almost 10 years
A proposition: If your beliefs are any good, you needn't be afraid to bring them out into the light. The proof: ''The Mormons,'' a thoughtful two-part series tonight and tomorrow on PBS. The tenets of the Mormon church may not be to everyone's tastes, but the church members and leaders who speak in this program are admirably forthright about their
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JOHN PAUL II: CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; Pope John Paul Appraised As Pope, Not Rock Star
NYTimes - almost 12 years
The panoramic television coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II has represented him as an athlete, an actor, an enemy of totalitarianism, a world traveler, a polyglot, a pacifist, a penitent and an ecumenist. He has also been described, almost compulsively, as a rock star. What has been harder to divine in all these television images is the
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Modern Art Does Well As Auction Season Opens
NYTimes - almost 13 years
Art dealers and collectors mumbled polite phrases like ''waiting for Whitney'' and ''dress rehearsal'' last night as they poured out of Christie's Rockefeller Center salesroom after a thin sale of Impressionist and modern art. The auction, the first of six important evening sales this week and next, had the misfortune to be a curtain-raiser to
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Picasso's Giant Shadow; Star of Spring Auctions May Fetch $100 Million
NYTimes - almost 13 years
Every few years a collection comes up for sale that eclipses all the other art being offered during the two heady weeks in spring and fall when the New York auction houses sell important Impressionist, modern and contemporary works. This season it is the fabled paintings that are now part of the Greentree Foundation, the star of which is Picasso's
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Critic's Notebook; TV Searches for Distinction as Sept. 11 Programs Begin
NYTimes - over 14 years
At what point do all the tragic stories blend into one big tragic story, making individual memories -- eyewitness accounts by those who survived and remembrances of those who were lost -- seem less rather than more personal? Television reached a saturation point months ago. It's easy to pay lip service to the idea that each story is unique and
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If You're Thinking of Living On/Fifth Avenue; Culture, Convenience and Central Park
NYTimes - over 14 years
FROM her ninth-floor apartment on Fifth Avenue and 93rd Street, Nathalie Cox enjoys a picture-postcard vantage point of Central Park and the interesting configuration of buildings on Central Park West. ''We look out at all this green,'' she said. ''The reservoir is very peaceful. My husband, Marshall, jogs around there every morning.'' On Fifth
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THE 2000 CAMPAIGN: THE FAMILY TIES; Dad Was President (but Please, No Dynasty Talk)
NYTimes - about 17 years
They were on the same platform on Saturday, George Bush and George W. Bush, father and son, former president and would-be president, plus the family matriarch, Barbara Bush, and three of George W.'s four siblings, seeking votes in the New Hampshire primary. But you will incur the Bushes' wrath if you compare their family to that other well-known
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Helen Hay Whitney
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1944
    Age 68
    Helen Whitney died in 1944 and as part of her bequests left the Metropolitan Museum of Art twenty-four objects consisting of paintings, ceramics, textiles, and furniture. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1026/is_4_162/ai_92545136/pg_7
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  • 1943
    Age 67
    The beneficiary of a large fortune on the death of her husband, Helen Whitney provided substantial funding to various causes and institutions including the Payne Whitney Gymnasium at Yale University. http://www.yaleherald.com/article.php?Article=4454 In 1943, an ailing Helen Whitney and her daughter Joan created the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation which supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences. http://www.hhwf.org/.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1931
    Age 55
    In flat racing, her horses won the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in 1931 and 1942.
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  • 1927
    Age 51
    After her husbands death in 1927, she managed Greentree Stable and it continued to be a major force in Thoroughbred flat and steeplechase horse racing. http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/racinghub/archive/2008/07/25/the-whitney-handicap-a-look-at-a-treasured-american-family.aspx Her horses won the American Grand National steeplechase in 1926, 1927, 1928, and 1937.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1902
    Age 26
    In 1902 she married Payne Whitney with whom she had a daughter, Joan, and a son, John.
    More Details Hide Details The couple built a home at 972 Fifth Avenue in New York City designed by Stanford White.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1875
    Born
    Born on March 11, 1875.
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