Roberta Haynes

Roberta Arline Haynes (née Schack; August 19, 1927 – April 4, 2019) was an American actress who was active from 1949 until 1989.

Roberta Haynes
Roberta Arline Schack

(1927-08-19)August 19, 1927
DiedApril 4, 2019(2019-04-04) (aged 91)
Years active1949–1989
Spouse(s)Jay Cantor


She was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on August 19, 1927, to William and Jewel Schack.[1] She was raised in Toronto and then California.[2]

She played significant roles in 1952's The Fighter, the 1953 films Return to Paradise,[3] The Nebraskan, and Gun Fury, 1957's Hell Ship Mutiny, 1967’s Point Blank, and 1989’s Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

In 1954, Haynes was part of a group of entertainers that entertained United States military personnel in Korea.[4] She had a romance with Marlon Brando.[5]

Haynes attended LSD therapy sessions.[6] Eye injuries from explosions and gunfire during the making of a Western film kept Haynes out of acting for eight years. Two operations restored her sight after "She lost virtually all of her vision and faced the prospect of permanent blindness".[7]

Haynes guest-starred in such television series as M Squad, One Step Beyond, United States Steel Hour, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, The Rebel, Lawman, Hawaiian Eye, The F.B.I., Falcon Crest and Knots Landing.

She was married to her agent Jay Cantor.[8] Roberta Haynes died on April 4, 2019 in Delray Beach, Florida at the age of 91.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
1949 Knock on Any Door Woman uncredited
1949 We Were Strangers Lolita Valdés uncredited
1952 The Fighter Nevis
1953 Return to Paradise Maeva
1953 Gun Fury Estella Morales
1953 The Nebraskan Mrs. Paris Elliott
1957 Hell Ship Mutiny Princess Mareva
1967 Point Blank Mrs. Carter
1970 The Adventurers Dax's Mother uncredited
1982 The Rules of Marriage Elaine Fine TV film
1988 The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick Woman #2 TV film
1989 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Bus Passenger


  1. ^ "Roberta Haynes - The Private Life and Times of Roberta Haynes. Roberta Haynes Pictures". Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "Roberta Haynes was a Starlet From a Bygone Hollywood". Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  3. ^ ""Return to Paradise" actress returns to Samoa". Samoa News. May 17, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  4. ^ Belser, Emily (January 14, 1954). "Actress Roberta Haynes Finds GIs In Korea Don't Care For "Sexy" Approach". Lubbock Evening Journal. Texas, Lubbock. International News Service. p. 7. Retrieved October 28, 2017 – via  
  5. ^ Porter, Darwin (2006). Brando Unzipped. Blood Moon Productions, Ltd. pp. 311–13. ISBN 9780974811826.
  6. ^ Cohen, Stefanie. "Inside the Hollywood LSD Therapy That Changed Cary Grant's Life". Vulture. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "Wichita Falls Actress Slates Screen Comeback". Abilene Reporter-News. Texas, Abilene. November 24, 1968. p. 23. Retrieved October 28, 2017 – via  
  8. ^ "Roberta Haynes - The Private Life and Times of Roberta Haynes. Roberta Haynes Pictures".
  9. ^ "Roberta Haynes, Gary Cooper's Co-Star in 'Return to Paradise,' Dies at 91". The Hollywood Reporter.

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