Born into a well-known Australian show business family on October 25, 1942, as a child, Helen Reddy was performing on stage and later on radio and television where upon winning a talent contest she moved to the United States in 1966 to become a naturalized citizen.
It was a song from the rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” that landed Helen on the Hit Parade in 1971. A year later “I Am Woman” became an international feminist anthem topping the charts and remaining there for 22 consecutive weeks. In 1973 “Delta Dawn” occupied the #1 spot, followed by “Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress).” 1974 saw “You and Me Against the World” earn Helen another gold record and “Angie Baby” also at #1. Followed by still another #1 hit, “Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady.”
Among Helen Reddy’s other hits were “Peaceful,” “Keep on Singing,” “Emotion,” “Somewhere in the Night” and “You’re My World.”
Having hosted her own series on American television, headlined on the strip in Las Vegas, performed in numerous stage productions and motion pictures and sold millions of records world wide, Helen Reddy now lives in California.
Helen Reddy is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2009.