Peter Lind Hayes (June 25, 1915 – April 21, 1998) was an American vaudeville entertainer, songwriter, and film and television actor. He was born Joseph Conrad Lind in San Francisco, California, spent his early childhood in Southern Illions, and then attended school in New Rochelle, New York.
He appeared in films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, and had a significant television career in the 1950s. He often appeared with his wife Mary Healy, to whom he was married from 1940 until his death in 1998. The couple had two children: Peter and Cathy. 1946 saw Hayes opening at the Copacabana in New York. This led to an engagement with the Dinah Shore radio show.
Hayes and Healy were the original singers of the Chevrolet jingle "See The U.S.A. In Your Chevrolet" in 1950. (Dinah Shore later sang the song for Chevrolet starting in 1952.) The couple starred in Zis Boom Bah (1941) and had major supporting roles in the cult fantasy musical film The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953).
Peter Lind Hayes may be best remembered for several short-lived television series in which they co-hosted or co-starred, such as The Peter Lind Hayes Show (1950–51), Star of the Family (1950-1952), and Peter Loves Mary (1960–61). He also appeared on the pilot episode of The Match Game on December 5, 1962. He had a considerable reputation as a singer of comic songs, several of which made their way onto record, e.g. "Life Gets Teejus, Don't It".
In 1961, Hayes and Healy co-authored their biography, titled Twenty-Five Minutes from Broadway, published by Duell, Sloan, and Pearce. The title was inspired by the name of the George M. Cohan musical, Forty-five Minutes from Broadway. In 1964, he appeared in an episode of The Outer Limits, playing the lead role, Dr. Robert Stone, an absent-minded optic engineer and researcher.
... Peter Lind Hayes died in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1998. ...
... Are the Guards" (The rollerskating Siamese Twins) "I Will Not Get Involved", Parts 1 and 2 (Peter Lind Hayes) "Grindstone" (Peter Lind Hayes) "Money" (Peter Lind Hayes) "Terwilliker" (Hans Conried and ... Photos exist of Hayes and Healy singing this in a duet, but the track is lost.) "One Moment Ago" (Orchestral version) The "Elevator Song", intoned by an elevator ...
Famous quotes containing the words hayes and/or peter:
“Left Washington, September 6, on a tour through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia.... Absent nineteen days. Received every where heartily. The country is again one and united! I am very happy to be able to feel that the course taken has turned out so well.”
—Rutherford Birchard Hayes (18221893)
“Ellie: By the way, whats your name?
Peter: Whats that?
Ellie: Who are you?
Peter: Who, me? Im the whippoorwill that cries in the night. Im the soft morning breeze that caresses your lovely face.
Ellie: Youve got a name, havent you?
Peter: Yeah, I got a name. Peter Warne.
Ellie: Peter Warne? I dont like it.”
—Robert Riskin (18971955)