Margaret Hayes

Margaret Hayes
1916 - 1977
Margaret Hayes  American Actress

Margaret Hayes dating history


Margaret Hayes was previously married to Herbert Swope (1947 - 1977) and Leif Erickson (1942).

Margaret Hayes was engaged to Jeffrey Lynn (1941 - 1942).

Margaret Hayes was in a relationship with Sydney Guilaroff (1941).


American Actress Margaret Hayes was born Florette Regina Ottenheimer on 5th December, 1916 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and passed away on 26th Jan 1977 Miami Beach, Florida, USA aged 60. She is most remembered for Blackboard Jungle (1955). Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Margaret Hayes was in an on-screen matchup with William Roerick in Perry Mason (1957).

Margaret Hayes is a member of the following lists: People from Los Angeles, California, American actors and People from Baltimore, Maryland.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 32 years 16 years, 2 months 4 months, 3 days
Engaged1 2 years, 3 months - -
Dating1 1 month - -
Total4 32 years 8 years, 8 months 1 month


First Name Margaret
Middle Name Regina
Last Name Hayes
Maiden Name Ottenheimer
Full Name at Birth Florette Regina Ottenheimer
Alternative Name Maggie Hayes, Florette Regina Ottenheimer
Age 60 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th December, 1916
Birthplace Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died 26th January, 1977
Place of Death Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Cause of Death Hepatitis, Liver Cancer
Height 5' 4" (163 cm)
Build Slim
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Year(s) Active 1939–1964
Official Websites,,

Margaret Hayes (born Florette Regina Ottenheimer; December 5, 1916 – January 26, 1977) was an American film, stage, and television actress.

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Partner Comparison

Margaret Hayes60 SagittariusActress
Herbert Swope107 SagittariusFilm/TV Producer
Leif Erickson74 ScorpioActor
Sydney Guilaroff89 ScorpioCostume Designer
Jeffrey Lynn86 AquariusActor


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Herbert Bayard, "Rusty"MaleHerbert Swope
Tracy BrooksFemale20th February, 195271 years oldHerbert Swope


Flipper1964Congresswoman Helen BrowningTV Show
A Flame in the Wind1964Roxanne ReynoldsTV Show
13 West Street1962Mrs. Madeleine LandryMovie
House of Women1962Zoe StoughtonMovie
The Defenders1961Maggie DalyTV Show
The New Breed1961Eve SteinerTV Show
Target: The Corruptors1961Emma LeroyTV Show
Michael Shayne1960Helen WalkerTV Show
The Chevy Mystery Show1960Muriel GirardTV Show
The Comedy Spot1960Agnes CarolTV Show
Rosie1960HelenTV Show
Girls Town1959Mother Veronica (as Maggie Hayes)Movie
Good Day for a Hanging1959Ruth Granger (as Maggie Hayes)Movie
The Beat Generation1959Joyce Greenfield (as Maggie Hayes)Movie
Bonanza1959Lady Linda ChadwickTV Show
Bourbon Street Beat1959Della CavanaghTV Show
Rawhide1959Mrs. NorthTV Show
Markham1959Sylvia LennardTV Show
Fräulein1958Lt. Berdie Dubbin (as Maggie Hayes)Movie
77 Sunset Strip1958Connie LansingTV Show
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958Beth JonesTV Show
Yancy Derringer1958RubyTV Show
Damn Citizen1958Dorothy Grevemberg (as Maggie Hayes)Movie
Target1958TV Show
The Case Against Brooklyn1958Lil Polombo nee Alexander (as Maggie Hayes)Movie
Girl in the Woods1958Bell Cory (as Maggie Hayes)Movie
Omar Khayyam1957Queen ZaradaMovie
Goodyear Theatre1957Muriel BlandingsTV Show
Perry Mason1957Joyce Gilbert, Leslie Rankin, Vivian BellTV Show
Tombstone Territory1957Sally WilsonTV Show
Trackdown1957Abby LindonTV Show
The Bottom of the Bottle1956Lil BreckinridgeMovie
Playhouse 901956Halle ArlingtonTV Show
Zane Grey Theater1956Rose, Susan RamseyTV Show
Conflict1956Eileen CallisterTV Show
Wire Service1956Mary CarberryTV Show
From the Desk of Margaret Tyding1956Movie
Chevron Hall of Stars1956VirginiaTV Show
Blackboard Jungle1955Lois Judby HammondMovie
Violent Saturday1955Mrs. Emily FairchildMovie
Cheyenne1955Iris DannerTV Show
Matinee Theatre1955Eve Endicott, Margaret TydingTV Show
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955Tracey KingTV Show
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp1955Dora HandTV Show
The Millionaire1955Lee ScottTV Show
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial1955Mrs. Ann HastingsTV Show
Climax!1954Eileen Shelton, SylviaTV Show
Producers' Showcase1954Martha (segment 'Shadow Play')TV Show
The Story of Ruth1954TV Movie
G.E. True Theater1953Molly MaloneTV Show
The Loretta Young Show1953Julie Vaughn, Miss EwingTV Show
Campbell Summer Soundstage1952TV Show
Short Short Dramas1952Marion DiamondTV Show
The Doctor1952AnnTV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951Polly ManningTV Show
Armstrong Circle Theatre1950TV Show
Robert Montgomery Presents1950Alice Newcombe, Carolyn, Maggie FrazerTV Show
The Adventures of Ellery Queen1950TV Show
Starlight Theatre1950TV Show
Fireside Theatre1949TV Show
Suspense1949TV Show
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1948TV Show
Studio One in Hollywood1948TV Show
Kraft Theatre1947TV Show
Lights Out1946Allison LaneTV Show
Little Women1946JoTV Movie
They Got Me Covered1943LucilleMovie
One Dangerous Night1943Patricia Blake ShannonMovie
Saboteur1942Henry's Wife in Movie (uncredited)Movie
Take a Letter, Darling1942Sally FrenchMovie
The Glass Key1942Eloise MatthewsMovie
Scattergood Survives a Murder1942Gail BarclayMovie
The Lady Has Plans1942Rita LenoxMovie
Stand by All Networks1942Lela CramerMovie
Louisiana Purchase1941Louisiana BelleMovie
The Night of January 16th1941Nancy WakefieldMovie
Sullivan's Travels1941SecretaryMovie
Henry Aldrich for President1941Miss Patterson (uncredited)Movie
In Old Colorado1941Myra WoodsMovie
New York Town1941Lola Martin (uncredited)Movie
Skylark1941Blake's Receptionist (uncredited)Movie
City for Conquest1940Sally - Irene's Friend (uncredited)Movie
Money and the Woman1940Depositor (uncredited)Movie
The Man Who Talked Too Much1940Governor's Secretary (as Dana Dale)Movie
Tugboat Annie Sails Again1940Rosie (as Dana Dale)Movie
Ladies Must Live1940Chorus Girl (as Dana Dale)Movie
Just a Cute Kid1940Hortense (as Dana Dale)Short Film
Golden ShowcaseLeontineTV Show
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bettywnievesMay 28, 2022

Certainly, one of her best roles is in the movie "School Jungle". These days, movies about the confrontation of a tough teacher and school gangs probably do not surprise absolutely no one. However, how subtle this direction turned out to be. I remember two moments, and which ones. How greedily the father-to-be looks at the schoolteacher, or rather, at the lonely woman's cloth-clad thighs. No less spectacular will come out a fragment when the main character is delayed until the evening with the same young lady. When he sees the student, the first thing he does is shout sharply at the boy, wondering what he is doing at school so late. However, the main question hangs in the air - what was going on in class between the two teachers? Do you want to know? Read my full review at, well, or watch the movie, it's worth it.

sentimental_1Apr 10, 2015

To add to my comment on Maggie Hayes, she played troubled women where her attractive looks gave the audience the impression that she was vulnerable, like the teacher in Blackboard Jungle, probably her best known film, where she was assaulted by a student after adjusting her stockings on the school stairwell. She played a woman whose husband had an affair with a co-worker while a development company was taking land from her and her spouse, only to see the developer killed in a Perry Mason episode, The Case of the Nervous Accomplice in 1957. Her characters could also be the antagonist as well.

sentimental_1Apr 10, 2015

Margaret "Maggie" Hayes is a personal favorite of mine. The way she played troubled women (femme fatals, alcoholics, falsely accused suspects, etc.) was interesting. I thought, physically, her best asset were her big blue eyes, so dreamy and sensual. Interesting actress.

Albert ShermanMay 28, 2010

Correction of previous comment- U.S. Census-1920, age 6 . U.S. Census-1930- age 12 . Therefore birth year would be 1913. Child, Nan Debuskey Rosenthal. Father and grandfather lived in Baltimore, MD and grandfather came to Baltimore in the 1850`s and was born in Germany in the 1820`s.

Albert ShermanMay 25, 2010

U.S. Census, 1920, age 6 , therefore birthdate would be 1914. Child born, 1937, Nan Debusky Rosenthal.

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