Peter Lind Hayes 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 Illinois, 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. The couple starred in Zis Boom Bah and had major supporting roles in the cult fantasy musical film The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
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, Star of the Family, and Peter Loves Mary. He also appeared on the pilot episode of The Match Game on December 5, 1962.
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