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Helen Keller Maimed by Headless Doll-Beast

When we ran into Abigail Breslin, currently starring as Helen Keller in a revival of The Miracle Worker on Broadway, we asked if she'd ever gotten hurt during one of the play's many fight scenes. "When I was onstage, I broke a doll’s head and I got sliced through my fingers," she told us. "It’s one of those things where you don’t really know what you’re supposed to do, so I was like, all right, I’ll just keep going with the show and hope that people don’t notice. But I think it’s kind of hard to miss when there’s, like, a child bleeding on the ground." See more in our Party Lines slideshow.

Photo: Patrick McMullan