Billie Hayes, who played Witchiepoo in H.R. Pufnstuf has passed away at the age of 96. Hayes also voiced Orgoch in The Black Cauldron. Her lineup is stacked with a ton of incredible voice work on shows that horror hounds are sure to be familiar with.
Hayes passed away April 29 from natural causes. The announcement of her death came from her family.
The actress spent a lot of time on Broadway before moving onto film and TV. Following a role on an episode of The Monkees, she found her role in Sid and Marty Krofft’s H.R. Pufnstuf, a kids TV show, where Hayes played the memorable character of the cackling Witchiepoo from 1969 to 1970.
While going through Hayes’ IMDB page, you see that she was known for her voice work and particularly she was known for her voice work as many witches in a variety of animated series. She voiced a variety popular series, including Darkwing Duck, The Real Ghostbusters, Scooby-Doo, Transformers and a lot more. Each of which, she was chosen for her witchy voice, which was taken from the same tone as Witchiepoo from her time on H.R. PufnStuf.
— 𝕊𝕚𝕕 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕄𝕒𝕣𝕥𝕪 𝕂𝕣𝕠𝕗𝕗𝕥 (@SidMartyKrofft) May 3, 2021
She left us with a lot of memorable roles and definitely has a place on the list of greatest witches of all time, with her iconic Witchiepoo role.
Sid and Marty Krofft took to Twitter to share kind words for their friend.