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Peter Lind Hayes

Hayes and Healy, circa 1962.
Personal information
Birth nameJoseph Conrad Lind
Birth dateJune 25, 1915
Place of birthSan Francisco, California
Date of deathApril 21, 1998(age 82)
Death placeLas Vegas, Nevada
OccupationStage, film, television actor

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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.

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. They were the original singers of the Chevrolet jingle "See The U.S.A. In Your Chevrolet" in 1950 (Dinah Shore sang the song for Chevrolet starting in 1952). They each had major supporting roles in the critically acclaimed film The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953). However, he 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) or 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, Appeared in Episode 37 of The Outer Limits, with excellent acting of playing lead role, Dr. Robert Stone, an absent-minded optic engineer and brilliant researcher of the field.

Peter Lind Hayes died in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1998.

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