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Hayes, Peter Lind, 1915-1998


Peter Lind Hayes was an entertainer who performed in Las Vegas, Nevada casinos and hotels from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peter Lind Hayes was born Joseph Conrad Hayes, Jr. on June 25, 1915 in San Francisco, California. Hayes attended the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, New York but did not receive a degree. In 1939, Hayes first began to perform professionally in his mother's nightclub, the Grace Hayes Lodge in North Hollywood, California. In 1942, Hayes enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served as a radio production member, live performer to troops overseas and as an actor in armed services sponsored film productions. After World War II, Hayes began performing in comedy and singing routines in several casinos and hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as acting in high-budget Hollywood motion pictures. Peter Lind Hayes passed away on April 21, 1998 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 82.


Carter, Bill. "Peter Lind Hayes, 82, of Radio, TV and Films." The New York Times, April 23, 1998.

Vosburgh, Dick. "Obituary: Peter Lind Hayes." The Independent (London, England, UK), May 2, 1998.