This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Helen Reddy.
Grammy winner Helen Reddy returns to Las Vegas after a ten year hiatus from live performing. She’ll be appearing at the Orleans Showroom on Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16 at 8 p.m.
Best known as a recording artist, Reddy had more fifteen singles on the Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 – six if which hit the Top 10, with three reaching No. 1 – including her signature hit, “I Am Woman.” In addition to Billboard chart success, Reddy was the first recording artist to win a “Favorite Pop/Rock Female” American Music Award, the first Australian to win a Grammy Award and to have three No. 1 hits in the same year.
Reddy’s hit songs “I Am Woman,” and “Delta Dawn” have been a part of numerous television and film soundtracks: “Sex and the City 2,” “Cold Case,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and “The Simpsons,” among others.
On television, Reddy was the first Australian to host her own hour-long weekly primetime variety show on an American network, along with several specials that were seen in more than forty countries. She has also acted on the large and small screens with roles in films and television shows such as, “Airport 1975,” “Pete’s Dragon,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island” and “Diagnosis Murder.”
In theater, Reddy starred in the musical “Blood Brothers” on London’s West End and on Broadway. As a solo concert artist, she has played at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, as well as the Royal Albert Hall and the Palladium in London.
In 2006, Reddy released what became a best-selling memoir “The Woman I Am.” “The Woman I Am: The Definitive Collection” and many of her early recordings continue to be downloaded worldwide.