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Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy is an Australian-born pop singer who was immensely successful in the 1970s with numerous hits, and she was the first Australian-born performer to win a Grammy award. She comes from a well-known Australian show business family -- her mother was the late Australian actress and singer Stella Lamond, her sister is singer Toni Lamond and her nephew is actor-singer Tony Sheldon.

Reddy has performed since she was four years of age. Her breakthrough years came in the decade of the 1970s. Some of her hits included the women's rights anthem I Am Woman (co-written with Australian musician Ray Burton), I Don't Know How To Love Him, Delta Dawn, and Angie Baby.

Reddy has attributed the impetus for writing 'I Am Woman' and her early awareness of the women's movement to expatriate Australian rock critic and pioneer feminist Lillian Roxon.

One of her biggest hits, You And Me Against The World (written by Paul Williams), featured Reddy's own daughter Traci doing the spoken bookends.

Reddy has also done acting roles in movies such as Airport 1975 and Walt Disney's Pete's Dragon, and in numerous television series. She has also hosted two television series, including her own show and the late-night music series The Midnight Special.

She currently lives on Norfolk Island.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Helen Reddy Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayOctober 25, 1941 (75)
SignScorpio
BirthplaceAustralia

Selected Filmography

Not available.