Billie Hayes, 'H.R. Pufnstuf' and Broadway Star, Dies at 96

R.I.P. Billie Hayes

5/4/2021 10:53:00 AM

R.I.P. Billie Hayes

She also portrayed Mammy Yokum in the Broadway and big-screen versions of 'Li'l Abner.'

Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagicActress Billie Hayes attends the"H.R. Pufnstuf" American Cinematheque special screening and Q&A at Aero Theatre on November 20, 2010 in Santa Monica, California.Billie Hayes, who played the cackling Wilhelmina W. Witchiepoo on Sid and Marty Krofft's

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H.R. Pufnstufand the scrappy Mammy Yokum in the Broadway and big-screen versions ofLi'l Abner, has died. She was 96.Hayes died Thursday of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family spokesperson said.After starring as the evil protagonist on the 1969-70 kids program H.R. Pufnstuf, she reteamed with the Krofft brothers in 1971-72 on

Lidsville, another Saturday morning show for children (she played the incompetent Weenie the Genie on that one).The Kroffts reacted on Twitter to the news of her death:More recently, Hayes served as a voice actor forThe Black Cauldron(1985) and for such cartoons as

Trollkins, The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries, Paw Paws, Darkwing Duck, The Brothers FlubandTransformers: Rescue Bots.Born on Aug. 5, 1924, in DuQuoin, Illinois, Hayes played in bandleader Vince Genovese's orchestra while in high school, then toured with her own singing and dancing act throughout the Midwest.

After moving to New York, she auditioned for theater legend J.J. Shubert and was hired for principle roles in three roadshow operettas:Student Prince, The Merry Widow Read more: billboard »

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Billie Hayes, Witchiepoo on 'H.R. Pufnstuf,' Dies at 96Billie Hayes, who played the cackling Wilhelmina W. Witchiepoo on Sid and Marty Krofft's H.R. Pufnstuf and the scrappy Mammy Yokum in the Broadway and big-screen versions of Li'l Abner, has died. She was 96. What great memories 🕊🙏🏾 The witch wasn’t even close to the scariest thing about that series.

Billie Hayes, Witchiepoo in ‘H.R. Pufnstuf,’ Dies at 96Billie Hayes, the actor who portrayed Witchiepoo on NBC’s “H.R. Pufnstuf,” has died. She was 96. Hayes’ death was announced on her official website. Hayes is best known for … Rest in peace Billy thank you for our childhood Noooooooooooooooooo I still have the opening theme song memorized.

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