Ninety-year-old actress Helen Hayes says she wants a rough-hewn British compliment, taken from a play about Queen Victoria, chiseled on her tombstone.
In the play, the line "Go it, old girl! You've done well!" is shouted by a coarse-looking man who breaks through police lines at Victoria's 90th birthday. "I've always meant, since I (heard) that line, to have it put on my tombstone," Miss Hayes told the Hollywood Women's Press Club on Sunday during the 60th annual Golden Apple Awards ceremonies.
Miss Hayes and actor Dennis Weaver were honored with the club's Louella O. Parsons awards, which recognize performers who project outstanding images in the entertainment industry. Bob Hope won the All-Time Man of the Year Award.