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


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