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Billie Hayes
Billie Hayes
Credits
Roles Storybook Witch (Bewitched)
Sister Rosalind (Tabitha)
Biographical Information
Birth Name Billie Armstrong Brosch
Birthdate August 5, 1932
Birthplace Du Quoin, Illinois, United States
Death Date April 29, 2021 (age 96)
Death Place Los Angeles, California, United States[1]

Billie Hayes played the Storybook Witch in the Bewitched Season Eight episode, "Hansel and Gretel in Samanthaland" (1971). She played Sister Rosalind in the Tabitha episode, "Mr. Nice Guy" (1977).

Biography[]

Billie Hayes was born in the small town of DuQuoin, Illinois, on August 5, 1932. At the age of nine, she started tap dancing professionally in local clubs. By the time she was in her teens, she had joined a fourteen-piece orchestra, and was working throughout the Midwest. After performing her own act in Chicago, she was cast in a New York revue which toured the United States.

Billie's first Broadway appearance was in Leonard Sillman's New Faces. From there, she joined the Broadway company of Li'l Abner as Mammy Yokum, and went on to reprise the role in the Paramount film.

Billie is perhaps best known for her role as Witchiepoo on the beloved television H.R. Pufnstuf, but in addition to her numerous television and film appearances, she has also done extensive voice work in films, such as Disney's The Black Cauldron, and numerous television series.[2]

Billie Hayes died of natural causes on April 29, 2021 at Cedar’s Hospital in Los Angeles. She was 96.[3]

External Link[]

Billie Hayes' Official Website

References[]

  1. Billie Hayes on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on March 2, 2020. Revised on August 13, 2021.
  2. Billie Hayes' official website, biography. Retrieved on March 1, 2020.
  3. Evans, Greg. "Billie Hayes Dies: Wicked Witchiepoo of ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’ Was 96", obituary, Deadline, May 3, 2021.
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