Joseph Hayes

Joseph Hayes, a playwright, novelist and producer who won the 1955 Tony Award for Best Play, for his suspenseful melodrama The Desperate Hours, died Sept. 11, 2006, in St. Augustine, FL, according to The New York Times. Directed by Robert Montgomery (who won a Tony for Best Direction), The Desperate Hours was based on Mr. Hayes' novel of the same name, and starred Karl Malden, Mary Orr, Paul Newman and George Grizzard, among others.

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  • Born: Aug 2, 1918 in Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Death: Sep 11, 2006 in St. Augustine, FL


Tony Award
1955 Author of a Play The Desperate Hours Winner
1955 Producer of a Play The Desperate Hours Winner