Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Bonaventure, New York, 1968.
He appeared in films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, and had a significant television career in the 1950s. In 1946, Hayes opened at the Copacabana in New 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 United States.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 Doctor T (1953). Peter Lind Hayes may be best remembered for several short-lived television series in which he and Healy co-hosted or co-starred, such as The Peter Lind Hayes Show (1950-1951), Star of the Family (1950-1952), and Peter Loves Mary (1960-1961).
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 lieutenant".
In 1964, he appeared in an episode of The Outer Limits, playing the lead role, Doctor Robert Stone, an absent-minded optic engineer and researcher Peter Lind Hayes died in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 21, 1998, at the age of 82.
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Served as technical sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946, PTO. Member Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Actors Equity Association Clubs: Pelham Country, New York Athletic (New York City).
Married Mary Lenora Healy, December 19, 1940. Children: Peter Michael, Cathy Lind.