5:26 PM PDT 5/3/2021
She also played Mammy Yokum on Broadway and the big screen version of ‘Li’l Abner’.
Billie Hayes plays Wilhelmina W.Witchiepoo on Sid and Marty Krofft’s. Hr Pufnstuf And the scrappy Mammy Yokum in the Broadway and big screen version of The seedy Li’l, Died. She was 96 years old.
Hayes died Thursday of natural causes at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family spokesman said.
After starring as the evil protagonist in the 1969-70 kids show. Hr PufnstufShe joined the Krofft brothers from 1971-72 on LidsvilleAnother Saturday morning show for the kids (she played the incompetent Weenie the Genie on that).
Kroffts responded on Twitter to the news of her death:
Hayes recently served as the voice actor for Black pot (1985) and for cartoons such as Trollkins, New Scooby-Doo Mystery, claw, Darkwing Duck, The Flub Brothers and Transformers: Rescue Bots.
Hayes was born on August 5, 1967.
After moving to New York, she auditioned for legendary actress JJ Shubert and was hired to play the main roles in three roadshow roles: Prince student, Widow merry and Blooming time.
Hayes made his Broadway debut in the movie Leonard Sillman’s. The new look of 1956Then succeeded Charlotte Rae as Mammy Yokum in The seedy Li’lShe played Dogpatch’s nude champion for the remainder of her Broadway show until July 1958, then spun off on the big screen version of Paramount in 1959 starring Peter Palmer. R, Leslie Parrish, Stubbe Kay, Julie Newmar and Stella Stevens. (Hayes plays Mommy Yo Gum again in the 1971 ABC television series)
In 1966 she toured with the national company of Hello Dolly!Starring Betty Grable and appeared in later TV shows such as The Monkees, magical, John P and General hospital.
The survivors include niece Nancy and grandson Tom Louie and Guy.
Her memory donation can be given to the humane organization she founded: Pet Hope, PO Box 69493, West Hollywood CA 90048.