Bill Hayes’ grandson couldn’t help but brag about his grandfather to Jimmy Fallon, telling him all about his legacy in Hollywood as the “longest-living television actor in the world.” Once Fallon insisted that Hayes come up to the stage, he was given a mic and the two men joked around, with Fallon telling Hayes that he was just immediately ready for the camera. Hayes opened up about his career and how he started in show business. He explained that he started working on NBC in the late 1940s, and soon landed a recurring singing role on “Your Show of Shows” with comedian Sid Caesar. To Jimmy’s surprise, Hayes also dished about his one-hit record.
“And I have a hit record,” he told Jimmy in the interview. “‘Ballad of Davy Crockett’ is my record.” After much cheering and applause, Hayes joked, “It was the best record of 1955. If they’d been doing Grammys then, I would’ve had a Grammy for it.”
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