Helen Thomas

A dominant figure in White House press coverage since the Kennedy administration, Helen Thomas was a reporter for United Press International whose signature brand of questioning made her a favorite among newsreaders and ... Read more »
Born: 08/04/1920 in Winchester, Kentucky, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

Real Time with Bill Maher 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walter Cronkite: Witness to History 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Orwell Rolls in His Grave 2004 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Lady Bird Johnson 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Press Secretary 2000 (Movie)

Herself--Hearst News Service (Actor)

Inside the White House Press Corps 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Pat Nixon 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Secret History of the Presidency 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Ageless Heroes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Helen Thomas: First Lady of the Press 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

JFK: A Personal Story 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Nancy Reagan: The President's Leading Lady 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Riding the Tiger 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Dave 1993 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

A Day in the Life of the White House 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Unauthorized Biography: Richard M Nixon 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

She Says: Women in News (TV Show)

Actor
Art Department (1)

Carry On Cabby (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Biography

A dominant figure in White House press coverage since the Kennedy administration, Helen Thomas was a reporter for United Press International whose signature brand of questioning made her a favorite among newsreaders and a foil to many a president. Thomas spared no quarter when it came to interrogating leaders and representatives on pressing issues of the day; on occasion, her line of questioning landed her in hot water, most notably on issues regarding the Middle East. That subject ultimately ended her half-century as a journalist when comments regarding Israel were widely condemned. Despite this blemish, the integrity, independence of thought and dedication to the truth made her one of the most respected news figures of the 20th century and beyond.

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