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Dick Haymes

Highest Rated:   80% State Fair (1945)
Lowest Rated:   14% Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)
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Dick Haymes was a big band crooner and actor. His mother was a singer and he was educated in France, Switzerland, and England; in 1936 he came to the U.S., beginning his show business career as a radio announcer. Soon he was working as a band vocalist, and eventually performed with the big bands of Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, and Benny Goodman. By the early '40s he was one of America's top crooners and a highly successful nightclub and recording artist. He was signed to a film contract by 20th Century Fox in 1943 (having previously appeared onscreen occasionally as a bit player or extra) and starred in a number of films over the next several years; however, he never achieved much popularity as a screen personality, and made no films after 1953. During World War II, he avoided the draft by registering as a resident alien, waiving his right to become a U.S. citizen; this came back to haunt him in 1953, when he left the country briefly and then, upon his return, was held for illegal entry and ordered deported as an undesirable alien. Later the deportation order was revoked, but his career never completely recovered. From the mid-'60s he resided in Ireland, and made a modest comeback in the U.S. in nightclubs and on TV. His six wives included actresses Joanne Dru and Rita Hayworth, singer Fran Jeffries, and Errol Flynn's ex-wife Nora Eddington Flynn. He was the brother of singer/actor Bob Haymes, aka Robert Stanton.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
14% Ordinary Decent Criminal
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood
  • James Crawford
1976
No Score Yet Betrayal
  • Harold Porter
1974
No Score Yet St. Benny the Dip
  • Benny
1951
No Score Yet One Touch of Venus
  • Joe Grant
1948
No Score Yet Up in Central Park
  • John Matthews
1948
No Score Yet The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
  • John Pritchard
1947
80% State Fair
  • Wayne Frake
1945
No Score Yet Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  • Ernest R. Ball
1944
No Score Yet Four Jills in a Jeep
  • Lt. Dick Ryan
1944
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady
  • Dorsey Singer
1943

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