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Dick Haynes

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Birth dateJanuary 9, 1911
Place of birthBeaumont, Texas
Date of deathNovember 20, 1980(age 69)
Death placeWoodland Hills, Los Angeles, California

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Dick Haynes (b. January 9, 1911 in Beaumont, Texas - d. November 20, 1980 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California) was an American actor. He had occasional work in minor roles in film and television beginning with an uncredited appearance as a reporter in the 1954 MGM film Tennessee Champ and ending with the role of Grandpa in the 1980 film Getting Wasted shortly before his death from cancer. His most significant roles were three guest star appearances on television episodes in the 1960s: as Phillips in "Incident at Pawnee Gun", a 1962 episode of Frontier Circus; as Sheriff in "Four Alarm Wing Ding", a 1966 episode of The Rounders; and as Colonel Tim in "Howard, the Comedian", a 1967 episode from the 7th season of The Andy Griffith Show. He also was on the radio program Haynes at the Reins.

Although active in films/TV (either as a supporting actor or extra), Haynes' radio career was equally impressive if not more so. Beginning at Los Angeles' KLAC in 1945, Haynes remained there (while simultaneously working various television jobs at KTLA) until 1958, when he spent a year at KXLA in nearby Pasadena. Returning to KLAC the following year, he hosted the morning drive-time (5:30-10am) slot for the next five years before migrating to Sacramento, CA, to help launch that area's popular KRAK country/western radio station. By 1966 he was back in southern California, first as the morning man at KFOX Long Beach and then back to KLAC (which had by this time switched to a country/western format) from 1971 until shortly before his death in 1980. The creator of "Haynes at the Reins" was recognized for his radio work by his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame and with a star on Hollywood Boulevard.

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