Stubby Kaye

Actor, Singer, Comedian
Actor Stubby Kaye appeared in a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. Kaye's early roles were in comedies like "You Can't Run Away From It" (1956) with June Allyson and Jack Lemmon, "Li'l Abner" ... Read more »
Born: 11/11/1918 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (22)

A Salute to Broadway: Chorus Lines 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Knife 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 (Movie)

Marvin Acme (Actor)

The Wonderful World of Philip Malley 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Side By Side 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Six Pack Annie 1974 (Movie)

Bates (Actor)

The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County 1970 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Sweet Charity 1969 (Movie)

Herman (Actor)

The Way West 1966 (Movie)

Sam Fairman (Actor)

Shenanagans 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Cat Ballou 1964 (Movie)

Singer (Actor)

Sex and the Single Girl 1964 (Movie)

Helen's Cabbie (Actor)

40 Pounds of Trouble 1963 (Movie)

Cranston (Actor)

Hansel and Gretel 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Li'l Abner 1958 (Movie)

Marryin' Sam (Actor)

Pinocchio 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

You Can't Run Away From It 1956 (Movie)

Fred Toten (Actor)

Guys and Dolls 1955 (Movie)

Nicely-Nicely Johnson (Actor)

Ellis Island (TV Show)

Actor

Minsky's Follies (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001 (Movie)

("Guys and Dolls") (Song)

Biography

Actor Stubby Kaye appeared in a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. Kaye's early roles were in comedies like "You Can't Run Away From It" (1956) with June Allyson and Jack Lemmon, "Li'l Abner" (1959) with Peter Palmer and "40 Pounds of Trouble" (1963) starring Tony Curtis. He also appeared in "Sex and the Single Girl" (1964) with Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood. He had an early role on the television special "Pinocchio" (NBC, 1957-58). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the Jane Fonda comedy adaptation "Cat Ballou" (1965), the dramatic adaptation "The Way West" (1967) with Kirk Douglas and "Sweet Charity" (1969) with Shirley MacLaine. He also appeared in the Anthony Newley musical comedy "Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?" (1969). Kaye's music was most recently used in the dramatic adaptation "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" (2001) with Haley Joel Osment. In the eighties, Kaye lent his talents to projects like "Goldie and the Boxer Go to Hollywood" (NBC, 1980-81), "The Wonderful World of Philip Malley" (CBS, 1980-81) and "Minsky's Follies" (HBO, 1981-82). His credits also expanded to the Bob Hoskins and Christopher Lloyd box office smash "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988). Kaye was married to Angela Kaye. Kaye passed away in December 1997 at the age of 79.

Relationships

Angela Kaye

Wife
survived him

EDUCATION

DeWitt Clinton High School

Bronx , New York

Milestones

1988

Voice of Marvin Acme in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

1984

Appeared in the CBS mini-series "Ellis Island"

1965

Co-starred with Nat King Cole as a narrator in the comic Western "Cat Ballou"

1960

Worked on CBS comedy "My Sister Eileen"

1959

Performed in "Li'l Abner"

1955

Appeared in the movie version of "Guys and Dolls" with Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra

1953

Feature debut in Gregory Ratoff's film "Taxi"

1950

Broadway debut in "Guys and Dolls"

1939

Career began after winning a "Major Bowes Amateur Hour" radio contest singing

1939

Professional singing debut at Loew's Boulevard Theatre, Bronx, NY

Toured vaudeville as a comedian

During WWII he toured with the USO

Emcee for large bands

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