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Lee Hays (1914–1981)

Lee Hays was born on March 14, 1914 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Lee Elhardt Hays. He died on August 26, 1981 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2012 The Dust Bowl (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer: "Going Down the Road (I Ain't Going To Be Treated This Way)")
 2012 Woody Allen: A Documentary (Documentary) (writer: "If I Had a Hammer")
 2012 My Way (writer: "Si j'avais un marteau (If I Had A Hammer)")
 2011 Sing Your Song (Documentary) (writer: "Sylvie (Bring Me Li'l Water, Silvie)")
 2010 Temple Grandin (TV Movie) (writer: "If I Had a Hammer" (1949) - as Lee Hayes)
 2007 I'm Not There. (writer: "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)")
 2006 Wanderlust (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Blowin' Down That Old Dusty Road")
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (writer: "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)")
 2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (writer: "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)")
 2002 American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land (TV Movie) (writer: "Lonesome Traveler")
  Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- 2x23 (1998) ... (lyrics: "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" - uncredited)
- Episode #4.1 (1994) ... (writer: "If I Had a Hammer" - uncredited)
 1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Brain Salad Surgery (1997) ... (writer: "When I'm On My Journey")
 1985 Volunteers (writer: "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)")
 1982 The Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion (TV Movie) (writer: "Lonesome Traveler", "Sloop John B.")
 1979 Claude Francois: The Film of His Life (Documentary) (writer: "Si j'avais un marteau (If I Had A Hammer)")
 1970 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.14 (1970) ... (writer: "Gotta Travel On" - uncredited)
 1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.30 (1964) ... (writer: "If I Had a Hammer")
 1963 The Frozen Logger (performer: "The Frozen Logger")
 1963 Age tendre et tête de bois (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 October 1963 (1963) ... (writer: "Si j'avais un marteau" (aka "If I had a Hammer"))
 1962 The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers (TV Movie) (writer: "If I Had a Hammer")
 1959 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Country Style (1959) ... (writer: "Lonesome Traveler")
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine")
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Member of the influential folk music quartet "The Weavers" from 1948 to 1964 along with Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert and Fred Hellerman as well as Seeger's replacements Erik Darling, Frank Hamilton or Bernie Krause. The group occasionally reformed for concerts until Hays's death in 1981.

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The Weavers


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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In accordance to his final requests, his ashes were mixed into his garden's compost pile. See more »

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