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Kaye Ballard: Kaye Ballard November 20, 1925 – January 21, 2019, Kaye Ballard was an American musical theatre and television actress, comedian and singer.
Catherine Gloria Balotta
Nov 20, 25
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Dies||Jan 21, (aged 93)
Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
|Year The active||The 40s–2017|
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Kaye Ballard was born Catherine Gloria Balotta in Cleveland, Ohio, one of four children born to Italian immigrant parents, Lena (née Nacarato) and Vincenzo (later Vincent James) Balotta. Her siblings are Orlando, Jean, and Rosalie.
Kaye Ballard Career
Kaye Ballard established herself as a musical comedian in the 1940s, joining the Spike Jones touring revue of entertainers. Capable of playing broad physical comedy as well as stand-up dialogue routines, she became familiar in television and stage productions. A phrase her mother had used when Kaye was a child, “Good luck with your MOUTH!”, became her catchphrase in her sketches and on television. Kaye Ballard made her television debut on Henry Morgan’s Great Talent Hunt,a short-lived NBC program hosted by Henry Morgan which first aired Jan 26, 51. In 1954, she was the first person to record the song “Fly Me to the Moon”.
in December 2010, she, Donna McKechnie and Liliane Montevecchi starred in a Santa Fe production of From Broadway with Love, staged at the Lensic Theater.
Kaye Ballard was in the 2012 cabaret show Doin’ It for Love, which premiered in Austin, Texas, at the historic Paramount Theatre. Starring Kaye Ballard and Montevecchi, the cast included Broadway dancer Lee Roy Reams. (The Austin performance benefited the Texas Humane Legislation Network. The show then went on to play in Los Angeles on March 8th and 10th of 2012. Kaye Ballard announced her official retirement in 2015 at the age of 89.
Kaye Ballard Death and Cause
Kaye Ballard died at her home in Rancho Mirage, California on Jan 21, 19, at the age of 93.