Kaye Ballard

Actor, Singer, Comedian
Fleshy, smiling, ethnically-Italian-and-proud-of-it actress, singer and revue performer Kaye Ballard has divided her time between sitcoms, the stage and cabaret. She is particularly remembered as Kaye Buell, foil and ... Read more »
Born: 11/20/1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley 2012 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Broadway: The Golden Age 2004 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Paul Lynde: Off Center 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Geniuses 1999 (Movie)

Mayor (Actor)

The Italian Americans 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Due South 1980 - 1981, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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The Colgate Comedy Hour 1966 - 1967, 1980 - 1981, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Daddy Dearest 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Super Mario Bros. Super Show 1989 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Joey Takes a Cab 1991 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

What a Dummy 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Eternity 1990 (Movie)

Selma/Sabrina (Actor)

Modern Love 1990 (Movie)

Receptionist (Actor)

Fate 1988 (Movie)

Judy (Actor)

Tiger Warsaw 1988 (Movie)

Aunt Thelma (Actor)

A Tribute to American Music: Cole Porter 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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NBC Presents the AFI Comedy Special 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Perils of P.K. 1986 (Movie)

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Pandemonium 1982 (Movie)

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Irene 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Steve Allen Comedy Hour 1980 - 1981 (Tv Show)

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Falling in Love Again 1979 (Movie)

Mrs Lewis (Actor)

Freaky Friday 1976 (Movie)

Coach Betsy (Actor)

The Ritz 1976 (Movie)

Vivian Proclo (Actor)

What's My Line? 1968 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Doris Day Show 1968 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (10/05/70) 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Which Way to the Front? 1969 (Movie)

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A House Is Not a Home 1963 (Movie)

Sidonia (Actor)

The Perry Como Show 1955 - 1959 (TV Show)

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Girl Most Likely 1958 (Movie)

Marge (Actor)

Cinderella 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

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Doris Day: It's Magic (TV Show)

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Due South (TV Show)

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That Funny Fat Kid (TV Show)

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The Dream Merchants (TV Show)

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Biography

Fleshy, smiling, ethnically-Italian-and-proud-of-it actress, singer and revue performer Kaye Ballard has divided her time between sitcoms, the stage and cabaret. She is particularly remembered as Kaye Buell, foil and compatriot of Eve Arden's Eve Hubbard on "The Mothers-in-Law" (NBC, 1967-69), a sitcom produced by Desi Arnaz in which the two wacky neighbors get into trouble each week a la Lucy and Ethel.

Relationships

Vincent Balotta

Father

Lena Balotta

Mother

Milestones

2011

Appeared in the documentary feature "Troupers"

2003

Featured in the documentary "Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There"

2001

Played the pianist in the national tour of the stage musical "The Full Monty"

2000

Cast in the family feature "The Million Dollar Kid"

1999

Cast as the Mayor in "Baby Geniuses"

1999

Acted in the off-Broadway play "Over the River and Through the Woods"

1998

Appeared in an all-star revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical "Follies" at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey

1990

Cast as a regular on syndicated sitcom "What a Dummy"

1984

First performed one-woman show, "Hey Ma ... Kaye Ballard"

1980

Appeared on "The Steve Allen Comedy Hour"

1980

Appeared in miniseries "The Dream Merchants"

1974

Had lead role in the stage musical "Sheba", based on "Come Back, Little Sheba"

1973

Played title role of Molly Goldberg in "Molly" on Broadway

1969

Joined the cast of "The Doris Day Show" (CBS)

1967

Starred with Eve Arden as "The Mothers-in-Law" (NBC)

1958

Made film debut in "The Girl Most Likely"

1954

Regularly appeared on "The Colgate Comedy Hour" (NBC)

1951

Appeared on TV for first time on "The Mel Torme Show" (CBS)

1950

Made London debut in revue "Touch and Go"

1946

Made Broadway debut in revue "Three to Make Ready"

1940

Made stage debut in "Stage Door Canteen" in Cleveland, OH

Appeared on vaudeville circuit with Spike Jones

Bonus Trivia

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In the 1950s, Ballard was involved with the development of a musical based on the life of Fanny Brice. Eventually it was developed as "Funny Girl." Ballard even recorded an album of songs made famous by Brice.

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