Lloyd Haynes

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Lloyd Haynes
Lloyd Haynes Nancy Wilson 1970.JPG
Haynes with singer Nancy Wilson, 1970.
Born Samuel Lloyd Haynes
(1934-09-19)September 19, 1934
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Died December 31, 1986(1986-12-31) (aged 52)
Coronado, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, U.S. Marine, writer
Spouse(s) Carolyn Haynes

Samuel Lloyd Haynes (September 19, 1934 – December 31, 1986) was an actor and television writer, best known for his starring role in the Emmy Award-winning series Room 222.

Biography[edit]

Haynes served in the Marines from 1952–1964 and during the Korean War. He was a public-affairs officer for the Naval reserve with the rank of Commander.

Following his military career, Haynes studied acting at the Film Industries Workshop and Actors West in Los Angeles. Haynes appeared in a number of films and television series, such as Batman and the second Star Trek pilot episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before". Haynes was dropped from Star Trek because series producer Gene Roddenberry preferred actress Nichelle Nichols over him. Haynes received the most recognition for his role as schoolteacher Pete Dixon in the ABC situation comedy series Room 222, with Michael Constantine and Karen Valentine. Haynes and Valentine were both nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe Award for their roles.

Death[edit]

Haynes died of lung cancer at the age of 52.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Haynes was an accomplished light airplane pilot, and developed a program to encourage and train minorities in aviation. After one year on Room 222, Haynes divorced his wife Elizabeth in 1970. The following year, in 1971, he married his second wife Saundra Burge but divorced her in 1973 during the fourth season on Room 222. After ten years as a bachelor, Haynes married a third time in March 1983 to Carolyn Inglis, with whom he had a four-year-old daughter, Jessica Haynes, at the time of his death. Haynes was a native of Coronado, California. His tombstone reads the date of death as January 1, 1987. His Room 222 on screen romance, actress Denise Nicholas, was in attendance at Haynes' small private funeral in San Diego County. At the time of Haynes final illness in which he lost weight,, Haynes was co-starring in the television soap opera General Hospital as Mayor Ken Morgan, and was commuting from Coronado to Hollywood back and forth for filming as he was working till right before he died. [2][3][4]

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