Actress Eileen Heckart’s illustrious career spanned almost 60 years. As a result of her amazing talent, she took home numerous awards including a Tony, an Academy Award, an Obie, a Golden Globe, and several Emmys. Heckart was born in Bexley, Ohio and is an alumnus of The Ohio State University. OSU's Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute currently holds her papers. This talk was given at the Bexley Public Library to honor Heckart on what would have been her 100th birthday.