Elton Hayes

Elton Hayes
Elton Hayes

Elton Hayes was a British guitarist/singer and actor.   He was born in 1915 in Bletchley.   He served in India during World War Two.   After the War he began a career on radio principally on “Children’s Hour”.   Two of his best-loved songs are Edward Lear’s  “The Owl and the Pussycat” and”The Gypsy Rover”.   His films include Walt Disney’s “The Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men” in 1952 where he played Alan-a-Dale and “The Black Knight” which also starred Alan Ladd and Patricia Medina.   Elton Hayes retired from performing at an early age and took up farming.   He died in 2001.

Good article on Elton Hayes in “Films of the Fifties” can be accessed here.

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