A. Larry Haines

A. Larry Haines


Larry Haines, a stage and television actor who gave a Tony Award-nominated performance as the humane Dr. Dreyfuss in Promises, Promises, a 1968 musical version of the Billy Wilder film "The Apartment," died July 17, 2008, in Delray Beach, FL. He was 89. As Dr. Dreyfuss, the neighbor of the show's main character, corporate pawn Chuck Baxter — who lends out his apartment to his superiors for romantic trysts in hope of advancing his position — Mr. Haines sang "A Young Pretty Girl Like You" with the show's star, Jerry Orbach. Clive Barnes, in The New York Times, called his performance "beautifully judged." The Burt Bacharach-Hal David show ran for more than three years. Mr. Haines was also Tony-nominated for his Broadway outing just previous to Promises, Promises, a 1965 William Goodhart comedy called Generation, which was directed by Gene Saks and starred Henry Fonda.

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  • Also known as: Larry Haines
  • Born: Aug 3, 1918 in Mount Vernon, NY
  • Death: Jul 17, 2008 in Delray Beach, CA

Roles (8)

Tribute Playbill - June 1978 Tribute (1978)
Opened Jun 1, 1978
  • as Lou Daniels (Original)
Tribute - Opening Night
No Hard Feelings Playbill - April 1973 No Hard Feelings (1973)
Opened Apr 8, 1973
  • as Alex Springer (Original)
Twigs Playbill - Dec 1971 Twigs (1971)
Opened Nov 14, 1971
  • as Lou, Lou (Original)
Twigs Playbill - Dec 1971 Dorothy (1971)
Opened Nov 14, 1971
  • as Lou (Original)
Last of the Red-Hot Lovers Playbill - Opening Night, Dec 1969 Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1969)
Opened Dec 28, 1969
  • as Barney Cashman (Replacement)
Promises, Promises Playbill - March 1969 Promises, Promises (1968)
Opened Dec 1, 1968
  • as Dr. Dreyfuss (Original)
Generation Playbill - Oct 1965 Generation (1965)
Opened Oct 6, 1965
  • as Stan Herman (Original)
A Thousand Clowns Playbill - April 1962 A Thousand Clowns (1962)
Opened Apr 5, 1962
  • as Arnold Burns (Original)
A Thousand Clowns - Opening Night


Tony Award
1969 Best Featured Actor in a Musical Promises, Promises Nominee
1966 Best Featured Actor in a Play Generation Nominee

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