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February 20, 2024

35 Gorgeous Photos of Margaret Hayes in the 1940s and ’50s

Born 1913 as Florette Regina Ottenheimer in Baltimore, Maryland, American actress Margaret Hayes is perhaps best known for her role as Lois Judby Hammond in the 1955 film Blackboard Jungle, which starred Glenn Ford. In 1956, she guest-starred as Dora Hand in three episodes of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp. She appeared in the episode “The San Saba Incident” (October 18, 1957) of Trackdown, playing a female convict, named Abby Lindon.

Hayes’ films included The Glass Key, Sullivan’s Travels, and Good Day for a Hanging. She made four guest appearances on CBS’s Perry Mason, including as defendant Sybil Granger in 1957 episode “The Case of the Nervous Accomplice”. She co-starred on Tombstone Territory season 1 episode 24 ‘Cave-In’ which aired March 26, 1958. In 1961, she portrayed Mrs. North in the episode “Incident of the Night on the Town” on CBS’s Rawhide. In the same year, she also guest-starred in an episode of Bonanza, “The Countess”, as Lady Linda Chadwick.

In her later years, Hayes lived in Palm Beach, Florida, and was the host of a daily radio talk show on WPBR. She died in 1977, aged 63, in Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see the beauty of young Margaret Hayes in the 1940s and 1950s.


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