This is the account of the home life of one of America’s best-loved show business couples in the 40s to 60s.
Hayes was married to Mary Healy from 1940 until his death in 1998.
In 1961, Hayes and Healy co-authored their biography, titled Twenty-Five Minutes from Broadway. The title was inspired by the name of the George M. Cohan musical, Forty-five minutes from Broadway, about the community of New Rochelle, New York where the two lived. They owned Columbia Island in New Rochelle, along the Long Island Sound shore. From that house, they broadcast a weekday breakfast conversation show on New York radio station 710 WOR.