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Stubbykaye
Stubby Kaye
Biographical Information
Born November 11th, 1918
New York City, New York, United States
Died December 14th, 1997
Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Productions Guys and Dolls as Nicely-Nicely Johnson (original Broadway cast/film
Li'l Abner as Marryin' Sam (original Broadway cast/film)
You Can't Run Away From It as Fred Toten
Hansel and Gretel as Town Crier
The Cool Mikado as Judge Herbert Mikado
Cat Ballou as Shouter
Sweet Charity as Herman
Good News as Pooch Kearney
Grind as Gus (original Broadway cast)
Recordings Guys and Dolls (original cast recording)
Guys and Dolls (film soundtrack)
Li'l Abner (original cast recording)
You Can't Run Away From It (film soundtrack)
Li'l Abner (film soundtrack)
Sweet Charity (film soundtrack)
Grind (original cast recording)
Vocal Type Tenor

Stubby Kaye was an American actor.

BiographyEdit

Born Bernard Katzin in New York City, he made his screen debut in the short film Hi-Ho Hollywood, billed as "Tiny Kaye", before later settling on "Stubby". He began as a stage actor, and his appearance in Guys and Dolls resulted in a number of television appearances and eventually his own talent show; Stubby's Silver Star Show.

In later years, Kaye returned to acting and appeared in the stage show Man of Magic, and as murder victim Marvin Acme in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He passed away in 1997.

SingingEdit

A very prolific comic tenor, Kaye largely gained his fame due to to two musical roles which he originated on Broadway and reprised for later film adaptations, namely Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls and Marryin' Sam in Li'l Abner.

In addition, Kaye made a number of sung appearances in film such as the title role in The Cool Mikado and the grouchy but sweet natured dance manager Herman in Sweet Charity. He made his final musical role originating the role of Gus in Grind.

FilmEdit

Guys and Dolls (1955)Edit

  • Fugue for Tinhorns (contains solo lines)
  • The Oldest Established (contains solo lines)
  • Guys and Dolls (contains solo lines)
  • Adelaide
  • Luck Be a Lady
  • Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat (contains solo lines)

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

  • Howdy Friends and Neighbours (contains solo lines)

Hansel and Gretel (1958)Edit

  • Market Today (contains solo lines)

Li'l Abner (1959)Edit

  • Jubilation T. Cornpone (contains solo lines)
  • The Country's in the Very Best of Hands (duet)
  • I'm Past My Prime (duet)
  • Matrimonial Stomp (solo)

The Cool Mikado (1962)Edit

  • The Mikado's Song (solo)

Cat Ballou (1965)Edit

  • The Ballad of Cat Ballou (duet)

Sweet Charity (1969)Edit

  • I Love to Cry at Weddings (contains solo lines)

StageEdit

Guys and Dolls (1950)(originated the role)Edit

  • Fugue for Tinhorns (contains solo lines)
  • The Oldest Established (contains solo lines)
  • Guys and Dolls (duet)
  • Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat (contains solo lines)

Li'l Abner (1956)(originated the role)Edit

  • Jubilation T. Cornpone (contains solo lines)
  • The Country's in the Very Best of Hands (duet)
  • I'm Past My Prime (duet)
  • Matrimonial Stomp (solo)

Good News (1974)Edit

  • Tait Song (contains solo lines)
  • Good News (reprise)

Grind (1985)(originated the role)Edit

  • Cadava (contains solo lines)
  • I Get Myself Out (solo)
  • The Grind (contains solo lines)
  • Never Put It In Writing (solo)

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