• 5 December 1916
  •  Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Margaret Hayes


Auburn-haired Margaret 'Maggie' Hayes made her Broadway debut in 1940 and was signed by Paramount the following year. She generally played second leads, often as 'the other woman', but was never quite fulfilled in her profession. Instead, she pursued diverse other career paths outside of acting, both in between performing, and after her retirement in 1962: as fashion designer, model, owner of a boutique in Palm Beach and designing/selling jewelry in New York. She even worked for a while as a public relations executive for luxury goods department store Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. In the late 40's, she became fashion editor for 'Life Magazine', before returning to the New York stage and acting in television where she had some of her best roles.