It’s a sad day for Billie Hayes’s fans!
American television, film, and stage actress, breathe her last on the 29th of April 2021. She is known for her comic appearances of Witchiepoo in the 1969 children’s show, H.R. Pufnstuf, and of Lil’ Abner in the satirical American comic strip, Mammy Yokum.
So, below is writing, recalling how the legend lived her life and the dearest ones in her life whom she left behind.
Billie Hayes Cause Of Death
Billie’s family took some time to grieve the passing of their beloved one before they announce the news of her death to the rest of the world.
So, they stated Billie died of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Word has it, she was cremated by The Neptune Society and her ashes were scattered at sea.
Billie Hayes On GH (General Hospital)
Billie notably appeared on the American daytime soap opera General Hospital as Robert Scorpio’s mentor, ‘O’Reilly’ from 1981 until 1985. Her character was later killed off.
The show is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production, and the second in American history.
Her Age: How Old Was She?
Billie, with the full name Billie Armstrong Brosch-Hayes, was named after her great uncle Bill Armstrong.
She was born on August 5, 1925, in Du Quoin, Illinois, the United States, and died at the age of 96 in 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Billie Hayes Young, Family
Billie’s mother, Marie Brosch (nee) Armstrong, was an Assistant Relief Administrator who tirelessly worked for the underprivileged and impoverished. While her father, Charles Brosch, was a coal strip miner and head of the miners union in their hometown. As a leader in position, he fought for the rights and benefits of the miners and widow’s pensions.
Her parents encouraged but not “pushed” her after she explained to them she wanted to work in the show business. At the time, she was only a 9-year-old. That year, she started in the business as a tap dancer in a local club.
The “In Loving Memory” shared on her website read: she is survived by her niece Nancy (Steve) Powers, her nephews Tom (Beverly) Brosch, Louie (Debbie) Brosch, Guy Brosch, great-nieces and nephews, and her Chicago family— Joanni, Michael, Stefanie Kric, treasured friends and beloved pets.
Billie was an avid animal lover and vegetarian. Her love for animals led her to the rescue of stray and abandoned pets and to be vegetarian. Eventually, she established the non-profit animal rescue Pet Hope in 1984 and continued serving in the position of the organization’s president until her demise.
Billie, just so you know, adhere to Judaism all her life and she was a lifelong Democrat.
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Billie Hayes Net Worth
Reportedly, the span in the industry presented Billie Hayes with a net worth of below $1 million.
As prior mentioned, Billie has been into acting since a very early time. By the time she was in her teens, she was working all over the midwest, as part of a 14-piece orchestra. She was performing in her own act in Chicago when she landed in a New York revue that toured the United States and Canada.
In the process, Billie got to act in the Leonard Sillman Broadway production, New Faces of 1956, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 1956. With the team, she got to do 220 performances. Later, she found her career-defining part of ‘Li’l Abner.’ Then happened the Krofft brother’s television show Lidsville (1971) and a few guest appearances on TV shows through the rest of the 1970s. Then, the mid-1980s saw her in a new form as a voice actor.
So, she voiced— Orgoch on the Disney feature film The Black Cauldron, including roles in the cartoons such as The Further Adventures of SuperTed, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Johnny Bravo, W.I.T.C.H., The Batman, TaleSpin, Bubble Guppies, The Brothers Flub, Rugrats, Transformers: Rescue Bots, Bonkers, Duckman, Shrek Forever After, Problem Child, Siegfried, and Roy: Masters of the Impossible and Darkwing Duck.
Finally, in 2016, she chose to retire from her most extended, almost 90 years, of showbiz profession.
Her Height: How Tall Was She?
Immensely fashionable and natural beauty, Billie, surely aged well. She was 5′ 2″ (1.57 meters) tall in height.
Billie Hayes Husband: Was She Married?
Billie Hayes never married nor had any children. Although, a few media outlets including Famous Birthdays falsely claimed she shared four kids with her husband Robert Hayes.
Otherwise, we rarely saw any news or interviews covering her married life or writing about Robert.
Instead, causing yet another contradiction, Wikipedia describes Billie as a lifelong lesbian.
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Last modified: May 4, 2021