Dick Haymes


Dick Haymes
Dick Haymes

in State Fair (1945)
Born Richard Benjamin Haymes
September 13, 1918(1918-09-13)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died March 28, 1980(1980-03-28) (aged 61)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Spouse Edith Harper
(1939; annulled)
Joanne Dru
(1941-1949)
Nora Eddington
(1949-1953)
Rita Hayworth
(1953-1955)
Fran Jeffries
(1958-1965)
Wendy Smith
(1966-1980)

Richard Benjamin "Dick" Haymes (September 13, 1918 – March 28, 1980) was an Argentine actor and one of the most popular male vocalists of the 1940s and early 1950s. He was the older brother of Bob Haymes, who was an actor, television host, and songwriter.

Contents

Biography

Haymes was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1918.[1][2] His mother, whom Haymes predeceased, was Irish-born Marguerite Haymes (1894–1987), a well-known vocal coach and instructor. Dick Haymes became a vocalist in a number of big bands, worked in Hollywood, on radio, and in films throughout the 1940s/1950s.

World War II

Haymes's birth in Argentina to non-U.S. citizens meant he was not legally an American citizen. In order to avoid military service during World War II he asserted his non-belligerent status as a citizen of Argentina, which was neutral. Hollywood-based columnists Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper seized upon this at the time, questioning Haymes' patriotism; but the story had little effect on Haymes' career. About that time, he was classified 4-F by the draft board because of hypertension. As part of his draft examination, he was confined for a short period to a hospital at Ellis Island, which confirmed his hypertension.[3] However, Haymes' decision would come back to haunt him in 1953 when he went to Hawaii (then a territory and, technically, not part of the United States) without first notifying immigration authorities. On trying to return to the mainland United States Haymes was almost deported back to Argentina but somehow won his battle to remain in the United States.

Later years

He experienced serious financial problems later in life and at one point was forced into bankruptcy.[4]

Marriages

Haymes was married six times. His more notable marriages were to film actresses Joanne Dru (1941–1949), Rita Hayworth (1953–1955), and Fran Jeffries (1958–1964). He was also married to Nora Eddington, a former wife of Erroll Flynn. Haymes' wives bore him six children in all. His daughter, Stephanie Haymes, was married to musician Bernie Taupin.

Death

Dick Haymes died in Los Angeles from lung cancer in 1980. He was 61 years old.

Discography

78rpm albums

Dick Haymes Sings - Carmen Cavallaro at the Piano - Irving Berlin Songs (1948 Decca Record)

Original LPs

LP compilations

  • Dick Haymes (1950s)
  • Little White Lies (1958)
  • Dick Haymes - Maury Laws Orchestra / Featuring Cy Coleman (1960s)
  • Love Letters (1960s)
  • Spotlight On -- Dick Haymes Sings Romantic Ballads - Featuring Johnny Kay (1960s)
  • Easy (1973)
  • Imagination (1982) (also available on CD)

Live LP albums

Selected CD compilations

  • (1990) Richard the Lion-Hearted - Dick Haymes that is! (1990) re-issue of the vinyl album
  • Imagination (1992)
  • The Very Best of Dick Haymes, Vol. 1 (1997)
  • The Very Best of Dick Haymes, Vol. 2 (1997)
  • The Complete Columbia Recordings - with Harry James and Benny Goodman (1998)
  • Little White Lies: 25 Original Mono Recordings 1942-1050. Living Era. ASV Mono. CD AJA 5387 (2001)
  • Christmas Wishes (2002, radio transcriptions)
  • Golden Years of Dick Haymes (2003)
  • The Complete Capitol Collection (2006)

Filmography

Hit records

Year Single Chart positions
U.S. U.S.
R&B
1941 "A Sinner Kissed an Angel"(with Harry James) 15
1942 "The Devil Sat Down and Cried"(with Harry James & Helen Forrest) 15
"Idaho"(with Benny Goodman) 4
"Take Me"(with Benny Goodman) 10
"Serenade In Blue"(with Benny Goodman) 17
1943 "It Can't Be Wrong" 1 2
"In My Arms" 3
"You'll Never Know" 1 1
"Wait For Me, Mary" 6
"I Never Mention Your Name" 11
"I Heard You Cried Last Night" 13 8
"Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey" 5
"For the First Time" 13
1944 "I'll Get By"(with Harry James) 1
"Long Ago (and Far Away)"(with Helen Forrest) 2
"How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You" 27
"How Blue the Night" 11
"It Had To Be You"(with Helen Forrest) 4
"Together"(with Helen Forrest) 3
"Janie" 26
1945 "Laura" 9
"The More I See You" 7
"I Wish I Knew" 6
"Till the End of Time" 3
"Love Letters" 11
"I'll Buy That Dream"(with Helen Forrest) 2
"Some Sunday Morning"(with Helen Forrest) 9
"That's For Me" 6
"It Might As Well Be Spring" 5
1946 "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows"(with Helen Forrest) 7
"It's a Grand Night For Singing" 21
"Oh! What It Seemed To Be"(with Helen Forrest) 4
"Slowly" 12
"Come Rain or Come Shine"(with Helen Forrest) 23
"In Love In Vain"(with Helen Forrest) 12
"You Make Me Feel So Young" 21
"Why Does It Get So Late So Early"(with Helen Forrest) 22
"On the Boardwalk" 21
1947 "For You, For Me, Forevermore"(with Judy Garland) 19
"How Are Things In Glocca Mora" 9
"Mam'selle" 3
"There's No Business Like Show Business"(with Bing Crosby & Andrew Sisters) 25
"Ivy" 19
"Naughty Angeline" 21
"I Wish I Didn't Love You So" 9
"And Mimi" 15
1948 "Teresa"(with Andrews Sisters) 21
"Little White Lies"(gold record) 2
"You Can't Be True, Dear" 9
"Nature Boy" 11
"It's Magic" 9
"Ev'ry Day I Love You" 24
1949 "Bouquet of Roses" 22
"Room Full of Roses" 6
"Maybe It's Because" 5
"The Old Master Painter" 4
1950 "Roses" 29
"Count Every Star"(with Artie Shaw) 10
"Can Anyone Explain" 23
1951 "You're Just In Love"(with Ethel Merman) 30
"And So To Sleep Again" 28
1956 "Two Different Worlds" 80

Musical theatre

See also

  • Al Lerner (composer)

References

  1. ^ Prigozy, Ruth (June 2006). The Life of Dick Haymes: No More Little White Lies. University Press of Mississippi.  [1]
  2. ^ See also Social Security Death Index for Richard Haymes (SS#113-05-9919). His birthdate is frequently incorrectly given as 1916
  3. ^ Prigozy, The Life of Dick Haymes, op cit, p. 48
  4. ^ Prigorzy, The Life of Dick Haymes, op cit, p. 177. "By the early sixties I was a desperate alcholic. I had been forced into bankruptcy with a half million dollars in debts and no assets."

Further reading

  • Prigozy, Ruth (June 2006). The Life of Dick Haymes: No More Little White Lies. University Press of Mississippi. 

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Dick Haymes — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dick Haymes Dick Haymes en el tráiler de State Fair (1945) Nombre real Richard …   Wikipedia Español

  • Dick Haymes — (* 13. September 1916 in Buenos Aires; † 28. März 1980 in Los Angeles) war ein argentinischer Sänger der 1940er Jahre. Er wirkte als Sänger in den Swingbands der 1940er Jahre, wie bei Harry James, Benny Goodman und Tommy Dorsey, und hatte eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dick Haymes — La Foire aux illusions (1945) Dick Haymes, de son vrai nom Richard Benjamin Haymes, est un chanteur et acteur argentin né à Buenos Aires (Argentine), le 13 septembre 1916 et décédé d un cancer le 28 mars …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dick Haymes Comes Home! — Live album by Dick Haymes Released 1973 …   Wikipedia

  • Dick Haymes - Maury Laws Orchestra / Featuring Cy Coleman — Infobox Album | Name = Dick Haymes Type = Album Artist = Dick Haymes Released = 1960s Recorded = ? Genre = Pop, Jazz Length = ? Label = Stardust Producer = ? Reviews = * Allmusic [No Entry] Last album = ? This album = Dick Haymes (195?) Next… …   Wikipedia

  • Dick Haymes Sings Romantic Ballads - Featuring Johnny Kay — Infobox Album | Name = Dick Haymes Sings Romantic Ballads Featuring Johnny Kay Type = Album Artist = Dick Haymes Released = 1960s Recorded = ? Genre = Pop, Jazz Length = ? Label = Tiara Records, TST 513 Producer = ? Reviews = * Allmusic [No… …   Wikipedia

  • Richard the Lion-Hearted - Dick Haymes that is! — Infobox Album | Name = Richard the Lion Hearted Dick Haymes that is! Type = Album Artist = Dick Haymes Released = 1960 Recorded = ? Genre = Pop, Jazz Length = ? Label = Warwick, 2023 Producer = ? Reviews = * Allmusic… …   Wikipedia

  • The Complete Capitol Collection (Dick Haymes) — Infobox Album | Name = The Complete Capitol Collection Type = Album Artist = Dick Haymes Released = 2006 Recorded = 1955, 1956, 1957 Genre = Pop, Jazz Label = EMI gold 0946 3 71389 2 2 Length = ? Producer = Ken Barnes Reviews = * Allmusic… …   Wikipedia

  • Rain or Shine (Dick Haymes album) — Infobox Album | Name = Rain Or Shine Type = Album Artist = Dick Haymes Released = 1955 Recorded = December 20th to 23rd, 1955 Genre = Pop, Jazz Length = ? Label = Capitol, T 713 Producer = ? Reviews = * Allmusic… …   Wikipedia

  • Love Letters (Dick Haymes) — Infobox Album | Name = Love Letters Type = Album Artist = Dick Haymes Released = 1960s Recorded = ? Genre = Pop, Jazz Length = ? Label = Memoir, 107 (UK) Producer = ? Reviews = * Allmusic [No Entry] Last album = ? This album = Love Letters… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.