November 11, 1918
New York City, New York, United States
December 14, 1997
Los Angeles, California, United States
Actor, Singer, Comedian, Emcee
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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.