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Billie Hayes, Witchiepoo on 'H. R Pufnstuf,' Dies at 96

Published May 03 2021 at 10:42 PM GMT
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  • Billie Hayes, whose character Witchiepoo became one of pop culture's most famous witches, has died at 96.
  • Hayes' death on April 29 " from natural causes " was announced by her family, and reported by Deadline.
  • Hayes was born in Du Quoin, Illinois, on April 11, 1925, working in entertainment from the time she was a child tap dancer.
  • As a teenager, she was in an orchestra, and she went on to perform as a soloist across the Midwest.
  • In 1956, she made her Broadway debut in "New Faces of 1956" alongside future superstar Maggie Smith and Paul Lynde, who became a close friend.



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  • Published May 3, 2021 10:42 PM GMT