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Rachel Helson

Native Louisvillian Rachel Helson has an impressive resume which includes the founding of "Acting for a Cure", which has raised more than $100,000 for breast cancer research. And in 2009, at only 20-years old, Rachel became the youngest-ever producer nominated for Broadway’s biggest award - the Tony Award®.

"Louisville Life" manages to pin down this bi-coastal phenom to talk to her about what’s driven her to such early success.

Miss Helson made Broadway history when she became youngest Tony Award®-nominated producer of a play when Neil LaBute’s "Reasons To Be Pretty" was nominated in 2009. She earned her first Broadway producing credit while still a freshman at New York University in 2007.

Miss Helson received a BFA degree in acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2009.

For this story Miss Helson was videotaped at the summer meeting of Blessings in a Backpack, a charitable group founded by Stan Curtis. You can learn more about Blessings at their Web site,

"Louisville Life" has the scoop on other showbiz names with strong local connections. Find out about Irene Dunne, Victor Mature and William Mapother.

Program 403
"Louisville Life" meets youngest Tony-nominated producer, coordinates with The Event Company, goes shopping at Just Creations and more. (#403)