~ A visceral story of unyielding love and epic valor, as we follow Lloyd Haynes remarkable journey from a family mortuary to stardom, military officer, and recognition from the U. S. Senate. A MUST-READ! SUPERBLY WRITTEN! Tribune –Amazon/Barnes & Noble–Signed Book available upon request.
“The story of Lloyd Haynes is an important one–well beyond his time spent on a beloved TV show. His life was rich, full, and extremely difficult on many levels. And it’s a story of the changing–and unchanging–culture of America in the 1960s-1980s. It’s a carefully researched biography and Mr. Haynes deserves nothing less.” —PHIL RICE Canopic Publishing 😀 ❤
A TRIBUTE OF CELEBRATION TO MY LATE HUSBAND LLOYD HAYNES
I was born Samuel Lloyd Haynes on the 19th day of October in 1934 to Alfred and Loquetta Haynes. I was the youngest of four sisters, Mildred, Louise, Lauretta, and Ethel Ruth. We lived in a big old house, but it was a dump and it was falling apart. It was always clean, though. My father and I were always fixing and painting because something was usually falling down. We lived in a section of South Bend that was primarily set-apart for our society. The newspaper’s called it a ghetto.
Though there may have been ongoing maintenance on the “big old house,” they took pride in what they owned and kept their home and property looking decent and clean. A common thread running through the heart of the stories told by Lloyd’s friends and family was the fun they had on the Haynes front porch. Excerpt from The Lloyd Haynes Story
Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury DBE is a British-American-Irish #actress who has appeared in #theatre, #television, #film, and my favorite, MURDER SHE WROTE. Her career has spanned eight decades, much of it in the United States, and her work has attracted international acclaim.
LLOYD HAYNES; “When I was born on the 19th day of October in 1934, our country was in the midst of the Great Depression, the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western world; the Depression was a heavy weight affecting everyone we knew. Residing quietly on our street and surrounding neighborhood’s; were the Mafia and dotted throughout the county was the Ku Klux’s Klan. I was the youngest of four sisters, Mildred, Louise, Lauretta, and Ethel. We lived in a big old house, but it was a dump and it was falling apart. It was always clean, though. My father and I were always fixing and painting because something was usually falling down.”
Though there may have been ongoing maintenance on the Haynes “big old house,” they took pride in what they owned and kept their home and property clean and looking decent. The stories told by Lloyd’s friends and family contained many common threads; one thread was the fun they had on the Haynes front porch.
“It was a big southern style type porch, a school friend remembers, that surrounded their entire home. The first time I remember sitting on that porch, I was about five years old, it was 1939.
I read your book twice. There are so many new and interesting insights that, for me, twice was required. I was caught up in the spell of your perception and your experiences with Lloyd. Your book is a gift to all who read, to those who knew and loved him, and to the millions who have been told they can’t succeed. I wholeheartedly recommended your well-written, inspirational book. —Blanche Grant
Robert Mitchum who had reached Oscar-winning “movie star” status, learned the hard way how to keep both feet on the ground. He shared with Lloyd the healthful benefits of keeping up with hobbies or interests he had as a child. 😃💞
Lloyd Haynes attended CBS Studio Center’s acting and stunt classes. Jock Mahoney, actor/stuntman was the stunt coach. When Jock retired, he recommended that Lloyd take his coveted position. Jock starred in two western television series, The Range Rider and Yancy Derringer. He played Tarzan in two feature films and was associated in various capacities with several other Tarzan productions. Jock was the stepfather of the actress Sally Field.
“No human masterpiece has been created without great labour.” – Andre Gide
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“It helps, in playing the role that my ideas are very much like the character I play, Pete Dixon. For instance, I don’t believe entirely in the establishment, but I don’t believe in dropping out, either. I don’t go along completely with either side. I think we can change the situation for the better. I want to function from within to do whatever I can toward improvement. I want my contributions to be positive, not negative.” LLOYD HAYNES (Mr. Dixon in TV’s Room 222)
If you remember Mr. Dixon in Room 222 from 1969-74, then you remember Lloyd Haynes. If you don’t, then The Lloyd Haynes Story by Carolyn Haynes is an excellent introduction to the life and career of an African-American who navigated society. In an era when society was removing the look of Jim Crow and beginning to put on a new face, there remained still behind the face, racism, and intolerance. With those dots directly connected to contemporary US society’s look, Room 222 starred Haynes as the main protagonist and featured Denise Nicholas (also African American), Michael Constantine, and Karen Valentine in supporting roles. Pete Dixon delivers gentle lessons in tolerance and understanding to his students. They admire his wisdom, insight, and easygoing manner. Do you think that was a common character on US television in 1969? (the original Bill Cosby Show debuted the same year as Room 222, with a similar approach but less success. With very few exceptions, African-American characters simply didn’t appear in the world as presented by US television in the 1950s & 60s) PHIL RICE/CANOPIC PUBLISHING
Strife, the killer of dreams. “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” 😃💞 – Ashley Smith
You and I, dear friends aren’t necessarily born with courage, but we’re born with potential. Without courage, we can’t practice other virtues with consistency: kindness, honesty, mercifulness, generosity, or love. Maya Angelou
“From the office of the Playboy Club. Please join Mr. Hugh Hefner and guests at our pre-holiday party held in the penthouse suite atop the Sunset Boulevard Building at 9000 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.”
The person I was casually dating, at the time was going to be out of town, and I was a bit uncomfortable attending a party by myself, even this one. But who would have thought that I was about to meet a dynamic soul, who would later become not only my dearest friend, the love of my life but also my husband? Excerpt from: The Lloyd Haynes Story
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