Hayes, Joseph

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Hayes, Joseph Gender: M
Joseph Arnold Hayes
born on 2 August 1918 at 02:20 (= 02:20 AM )
Place Indianapolis, Indiana, 39n46, 86w09
Timezone CDT h5w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 09°11' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 14°26 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 25°25'


American playwright, novelist and screenwriter whose Broadway play The Desperate Hours won the 1955 Tony Award for Best Play. It was based on his successful 1954 novel of the same name. Hayes turned his play into the screenplay for the film version, also in 1955, and eventually again for the film re-make in 1990. Hayes became the first individual to write a novel, screenplay, and play from the same story, The Desperate Hours.

Hayes co-wrote with his wife both the original novel (1956) and screenplay for the Walt Disney movie Bon Voyage! in 1962.

Hayes died of Alzheimer's disease on 11 September 2006, aged 88.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1955 (Tony Award for Best Play)
  • Death by Disease 11 September 2006 (Alzheimer's disease, age 88)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Alzheimer's/ Senility
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (Best play)