Peter Lind Hayes was the son of entertainer/nightclub entrepreneur Grace Hayes (1896-1989).
Hayes was nine years old when he joined his mother's vaudeville act, doing an impression of Hollywood child star Jackie
Coogan. He then spent several years as the star attraction of the Grace Hayes Lodge in the San Fernando
Valley. In 1938, he made the first of his sporadic
film appearances, and in 1940, he married his future stage
and screen partner, singer/actress Mary Healy. [...more]