Billie's Biography

Billie Hayes is from the small town of Duquoin, Illinois. At the age of nine, she started tap dancing professionally in local clubs. By the time she was in her teens, she had joined a 14 piece orchestra, and was working throughout the midwest. After performing her own act in Chicago, she was cast in a New York revue which toured the U.S and Canada.

Billie's first Broadway appearance was in Leonard Sillman's New Faces. From there, she joined the Broadway company of Li'l Abner as Mammy Yokum, and went on to reprise the role in the Paramount film.

Billie is perhaps best known for her role as Witchiepoo on the beloved TV series H.R. Pufnstuf, but in addition to her numerous television and film appearances, she has also done extensive voice work in films, such as Disney's The Black Cauldron, and numerous TV series.

The timeless nature of her classic performances are her gifts to us.


TV

  • "H.R. Pufnstuf" (1969) TV Series.... Witchiepoo
  • "Monkees, The" as "Maw Weskitt" in episode: "Hillbilly Honeymoon"
  • "Donny and Marie" (episode # 1.8)
  • "Bewitched" as "Witch" in episode: "Hansel and Gretel in Samanthaland"
  • "Lidsville" TV Series.... Weenie the Geenie
  • "ABC 25th Anniversary Special"
  • "Tabitha" as "Sister Rosalind" in episode: "Mister Nice Guy" (episode # 1.5)
  • "Murder, She Wrote" (TV).... Peter Pan at Party
  • "Fox TV's Cinderella" as "Fairy Godmother"
  • "General Hospital" as "O'Reilly"
  • "Mathnet" as "Mrs. MacGregor" in episode: "The Problem of the Missing Baseball" (episode # 1.1)
  • "Monroes, The" in episode: "Manhunt" (episode # 1.24)

Film

  • Pufnstuf.... Witchiepoo
  • Li'l Abner.... Mammy Yokum
  • Black Cauldron, The (voice).... Orgoch

Voice Characterization

  • "Power Puff Girls" TV Series
  • "Rugrats" TV Series
  • "My Freaky Family" TV Series .... Grandma
  • "The Legend of Grimace Island".... Lady Pirate
  • "Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible"
  • "Problem Child" TV Series
  • "Darkwing Duck" TV Series
  • "Tale Spin" TV Series
  • "The Black Cauldron" Movie
  • "Duckman" TV Series in episode: "A Room with a Bellevue"
  • "Dink, the Little Dinosaur" TV Series ...."Buttercup"

Theatre

  • "Li'l Abner" playing "Mammy Yokum" (St. James Theatre, N.Y.)
  • "Hello Dolly" playing "Minnie Fay" (National Company/ Las Vegas)
  • "High Spirits" playing "Madame Arcati" (New Brunswick Theatre, ME)
  • "Leonard Sillman's New Faces" -Revue- (Barrymore Theatre, N.Y.)