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Also Known As: Richard Benjamin Haymes Died: March 28, 1980
Born: September 13, 1916 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Buenos Aires, AR Profession: singer, radio announcer, extra, actor

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Irish actor Dick Haymes played a variety of strong roles in Hollywood cinema. Haymes started his acting career landing roles in such films as "Four Jills in a Jeep" (1944) with Kay Francis, "Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1944) and "Diamond Horseshoe" (1945). He also appeared in the adaptation "State Fair" (1945) with Jeanne Crain, "Do You Love Me?" (1946) and "Carnival in Costa Rica" (1947). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim" (1947), "One Touch of Venus" (1948) and "Up in Central Park" (1948). He also appeared in "St. Benny the Dip" (1951), "All Ashore" (1953) and "Cruisin' Down the River" (1953). Haymes was most recently credited in the Chris Evans romance "Playing It Cool" (2015). He also was featured in the TV movie "Betrayal" (ABC, 1974-75). Haymes also contributed music to the Kevin Bacon comedy "The Big Picture" (1989) and the dramatic adaptation "Married Life" (2008) with Pierce Brosnan. Haymes was married to Edith Harper and had four children. Haymes passed away in March 1980 at the age of 64.

Irish actor Dick Haymes played a variety of strong roles in Hollywood cinema. Haymes started his acting career landing roles in such films as "Four Jills in a Jeep" (1944) with Kay Francis, "Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1944) and "Diamond Horseshoe" (1945). He also appeared in the adaptation "State Fair" (1945) with Jeanne Crain, "Do You Love Me?" (1946) and "Carnival in Costa Rica" (1947). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim" (1947), "One Touch of Venus" (1948) and "Up in Central Park" (1948). He also appeared in "St. Benny the Dip" (1951), "All Ashore" (1953) and "Cruisin' Down the River" (1953). Haymes was most recently credited in the Chris Evans romance "Playing It Cool" (2015). He also was featured in the TV movie "Betrayal" (ABC, 1974-75). Haymes also contributed music to the Kevin Bacon comedy "The Big Picture" (1989) and the dramatic adaptation "Married Life" (2008) with Pierce Brosnan. Haymes was married to Edith Harper and had four children. Haymes passed away in March 1980 at the age of 64.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Betrayal (1974) Harold Porter
2.
 CinderFella (1960) Disc jockey
3.
 All Ashore (1953) Joe Carter
4.
 Cruisin' Down the River (1953) Beauregard Clemment/Beau Clemment II
5.
 St. Benny the Dip (1951) Benny
6.
 One Touch of Venus (1948) Joe Grant
7.
 Up in Central Park (1948) John Matthews
8.
 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) John Pritchard
9.
 Carnival in Costa Rica (1947) Jeff Stephens
10.
 Do You Love Me (1946) Jimmy Hale
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wife:
Edith Harper. Divorced.
wife:
Joanne Dru. Actor. Married 1941-49; mother of Haymes three oldest children.
wife:
Nora Eddington. Formerly married to Errol Flynn; married in 1950; divorced in 1954; died on April 10, 2001 at age 77.
wife:
Rita Hayworth. Actor. Married 1953-54.
wife:
Fran Makris.
wife:
Fran Jeffries. Singer. Mother of Haymes' daughter Stephanie.
wife:
Wendy Smith. Mother of Haymes youngest child.
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son:
Richard Haymes Jr. Mother Joanne Dru.
daughter:
Joanna Haymes. Mother Joanne Dru.
daughter:
Barbara Haymes. Mother Joanne Dru.
daughter:
Stephanie Haymes Taupin. Restaurateur. Mother Fran Jeffries; married to lyricist Bernie Taupin.
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Source: Wikipedia The Internet Encyclopedia

Dick Haymes (September 13, 1916 – March 28, 1980) was one of the most popular American male vocalists of the 1940s and early 1950s. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His Irish-born mother, Marguerite Haymes (1894-1987), was a well-known vocal coach and instructor. He became the vocalist in a number of big bands, worked in Hollywood on radio and in many films throughout the forties and fifties. He never became a United States citizen and avoided military service during World War II by asserting his non-belligerent status as a citizen of Argentina, which was neutral. Years later (1955), this act of his nearly caused his deportation to Argentina on an unrelated technicality in immigration law. During World War II, he was briefly detained at Ellis Island. Haymes was married six times and had six children. His most famous marriages were to film actresses Joanne Dru (1941-1949) and Rita Hayworth (1953-1955). His daughter Stephanie Haymes was married to Sir Elton John's lyricist Bernie Taupin He died in Los Angeles from lung cancer, at the age of 63.

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