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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, http://www.blessingsinabackpack.com.

"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)