Roberta Haynes

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Roberta Haynes
Roberta Arline Schack

(1927-08-19)August 19, 1927
DiedApril 4, 2019(2019-04-04) (aged 91)
Years active1949–1989
Spouse(s)Jay Cantor

Roberta Arline Haynes (née Schack; August 19, 1927 – April 4, 2019) was an American actress who was active from 1949 until 1989.



She was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on August 19, 1927, to William and Jewel Schack. [1] She was raised in Toronto and then California. [2]

Wichita Falls, Texas City in Texas, United States

Wichita Falls is a city in and the county seat of Wichita County, Texas, United States. It is the principal city of the Wichita Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Archer, Clay, and Wichita Counties. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 104,553, making it the 38th-most populous city in Texas. In addition, its central business district is 5 miles (8 km) from Sheppard Air Force Base, which is home to the Air Force's largest technical training wing and the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, the world's only multinationally staffed and managed flying training program chartered to produce combat pilots for both USAF and NATO.

She played significant roles in 1952's The Fighter, the 1953 films Return to Paradise , [3] The Nebraskan, and Gun Fury , 1957's Hell Ship Mutiny , 1967’s Point Blank, and 1989’s Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

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<i>The Nebraskan</i> 1953 film directed by Fred F. Sears

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In 1954, Haynes was part of a group of entertainers that entertained United States military personnel in Korea. [4] She had a romance with Marlon Brando. [5]

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Haynes attended LSD therapy sessions. [6] Eye injuries from explosions and gunfire during the making of a Western film kept Haynes out of acting for eight years. Two operations restored her sight after "She lost virtually all of her vision and faced the prospect of permanent blindness". [7]

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Haynes guest-starred in such television series as M Squad , One Step Beyond , United States Steel Hour , Richard Diamond, Private Detective , The Rebel , Lawman , Hawaiian Eye , The F.B.I. , Falcon Crest and Knots Landing .

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She was married to her agent Jay Cantor. [8] Roberta Haynes died on April 4, 2019 in Delray Beach, Florida at the age of 91. [9]

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1949 Knock on Any Door Womanuncredited
1949 We Were Strangers Lolita Valdésuncredited
1952 The Fighter Nevis
1953 Return to Paradise Maeva
1953 Gun Fury Estella Morales
1953 The Nebraskan Mrs. Paris Elliott
1957 Hell Ship Mutiny Princess Mareva
1967 Point Blank Mrs. Carter
1970 The Adventurers Dax's Motheruncredited
1982The Rules of MarriageElaine FineTV film
1988 The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick Woman #2TV film
1989 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Bus Passenger

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