Jerry Haynes

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Birthday
31, 1927
Birthplace
Dallas, TX
Death Date
Sep 26, 2011 (84)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
31, 1927
Birthplace
Dallas, TX
Death Date
Sep 26, 2011 (84)

About

TV's Mr. Peppermint who entertained countless North Texas schoolchildren over his more than 30 year career.

Before Fame

He began his candy-cane-colored character in 1961, and appeared live at 7:30 a.m. for one hour every weekday morning.

Trivia

After national demographics changed, his show was replaced in 1970, but in 1975, as the FCC mandated more educational children's programming, he was retooled and brought back, to be syndicated to over 100 markets nationwide.

Family Life

He was born in Dallas, Texas and his daughter, Gibby Haynes was the lead singer of the band Butthole Surfers.

Associated With

He and his program director happened to be eating lunch a minute away from where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in his motorcade and the men quickly raced to the scene to interview eyewitnesses.