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Billie Hayes

Actress/voiceover artist

Born - 5 August 1924, Du Quoin, Illinois, USA
Died - 29 April 2021

Best remembered as the cackling Witchiepoo in the TV series HR Pufnstuf, Hayes was actually a diminutive, attractive blonde-haired, brown-eyed performer who started her career as a tap dancer. As an actress, however, she soon became known for eccentric roles, mainly on stage. Film work included Mammy Yokum in Li'l Abner (1959), then Pufnstuf (1970), Snowballing (1984), a voice in The Black Cauldron (1985), voices in The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and a witch's voice in Shrek Forever After (2010), her last. Born Billie Brosch, she died from natural causes.