Bill Hayes (actor)

American actor, singer (b. 1925) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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William Foster Hayes III (born June 5, 1925) is an American actor and recording artist. His song “The Ballad of Davy Crockett“ hit the top of the Billboard charts in the spring of 1955.

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William Foster Hayes III

(1925-06-05) June 5, 1925 (age 98)
Occupation(s)Actor, singer
Years active1948–present
Mary Hobbs
(m. 1947; div. 1969)
(m. 1974)

Following a successful career as a musician which began in the late 1940s, Hayes began to focus on dramatic acting parts in the late 1960s, which led him to be cast in a role that gained him additional fame to a younger generation. This new chapter began in 1970 when he originated the character of Doug Williams on NBC's Days of Our Lives, which he continues to play to date.