Kaye Ballard

  • Performer

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Kaye Ballard was an American actress, comedian, and singer known for her versatile talents and vibrant personality. She was born on November 20, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, and passed away on January 21, 2019. Ballard began her career in show business as a singer in nightclubs and on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in the musical revue "Three to Make Ready" in 1946. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, she appeared in several Broadway productions, including "The Golden Apple" (1954) and "Carnival!" (1961), where she received critical acclaim for her performances. In addition to her stage work, Ballard also had a successful career in television and film. She made numerous guest appearances on popular TV shows such as "The Perry Como Show" and "The Ed Sullivan Show." She also had her own sitcom, "The Kaye Ballard Show," which aired from 1964 to 1965. In film, Ballard appeared in movies like "The Girl Most Likely" (1958) and "Freaky Friday" (1976). One of Ballard's most memorable roles was as the wise-cracking friend and neighbor, Kaye Buell, on the hit sitcom "The Mothers-in-Law" (1967-1969). Her comedic timing and larger-than-life personality made her a fan favorite. Throughout her career, Ballard showcased her singing talents through live performances and recordings. She released several albums, including "Kaye Ballard at The Plaza" (1959) and "Kay Ballard Sings" (1961), featuring her interpretations of popular songs. Kaye Ballard's contributions to the entertainment industry were recognized with various awards and honors. She received a Theatre World Award for her performance in "The Golden Apple" and was inducted into the American Comedy Archives at Emerson College in 2006. Known for her vibrant energy, comedic flair, and powerful voice, Kaye Ballard left a lasting impact on the world of entertainment. Her talent and charisma continue to be remembered and appreciated by fans and fellow performers alike.}

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Personal Info

Birth Date: November 20, 1926
Birth Location: Cleveland, OH
Death Date: January 21, 2019
Death Location: Rancho Mirage, California, USA
Cause of Death: no location entered yet

Stage & Film

Performance

Nunsense
20th Anniversary Tour (2003)
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  • Sister Mary Regina
Funny Girl
Actor's Fund of America Concert (2002)
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  • Mrs. Brice
The Full Monty
National Tour (2001)
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  • Jeanette Burmeister
Follies
Paper Mill Playhouse Production (1998)
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  • Hattie Walker
Funny Girl
St. Louis MUNY Production (1997)
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  • Mrs. Brice
No, No, Nanette
Paper Mill Playhouse Production (1997)
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  • Pauline
Chicago
Long Beach Civic Light Opera Production (1992)
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  • Matron
Hey, Ma - Working Hollywood Blvd. at Last!
Los Angeles Production (1991)
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  • Cast
Funny Girl
Long Beach Civic Light Opera Production (1991)
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  • Mrs. Brice
Hello, Dolly!
London Concert (1990)
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  • Performer
Nymph Errant
London Concert Revival (1989)
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  • Cast
Kaye Ballard: Working 42nd St. at Last!
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production (1988)
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  • Cast
High Spirits
Berkshire Theatre Festival (1984)
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  • Madame Arcati
Hey, Ma ... Kaye Ballard
Original Off-Broadway Production (1984)
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  • Cast
Alice in Wonderland
Television Production (1983)
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  • Duchess
The Pirates of Penzance
Broadway Revival (1981)
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  • Ruth, a Pirate Maid (replacement: Sep 15, 1981 - Oct 10, 1982)
Sheba
Developmental Production (1974)
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  • Lola
Molly
Original Broadway Production (1973)
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  • Molly
Gypsy
San Diego Production (1973)
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  • Rose
Minnie's Boys
Pittsburgh CLO Production (1972)
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  • Minnie Marx
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  • Cast
Royal Flush
Closed on the road (1964)
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  • Dowager Queen Sadie
  • Alice
  • Miss Melba
  • Wallace
  • Miss Appleknocker
The Beast in Me
Original Broadway Production (1963)
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  • Multiple roles
Wonderful Town
City Center Revival (1963)
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  • Ruth
Gypsy
State Fair Musicals Production (1962)
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  • Rose
Carnival!
Original Broadway Production (1961)
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  • The Incomparable Rosalie
Cinderella
Television Production (1957)
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  • Stepsister Portia
Reuben, Reuben
Closed on the road (1955)
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  • Countess
The Golden Apple
Washington DC Production (1954)
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  • Helen
The Golden Apple
Broadway Production (1954)
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  • Helen
The Golden Apple
Original Off-Broadway Production (1954)
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  • Helen
Top Banana
Original Broadway Production (1951)
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  • Betty Dillon (replacement: Sep 22, 1952 - Oct 4, 1952)

Commercial Audio

Performance

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  • Cast
Unpublished Cole Porter
Pre-Production Studio Cast (1972)
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  • Cast
So Long, 174th Street
Studio Cast (not listed yet)
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  • Cast
Follies
Paper Mill Cast (1998)
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  • Hattie Walker
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  • Cast
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  • Cast
Nymph Errant
London Concert Cast (1989)
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  • Cast
Kaye Ballard: Working 42nd St. at Last!
Original Off-Broadway Cast (1988)
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  • Cast
Kaye Ballard: Working 42nd St. at Last!
Original Off-Broadway Cast (1988)
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  • Cast
Hey, Ma ... Kaye Ballard
Off-Broadway Cast (1984)
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  • Cast
Hey, Ma ... Kaye Ballard
Original Off-Broadway Cast (1984)
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  • Cast
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  • Cast
Mr. President
Studio Cast (1962)
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  • Cast
Carnival
Original Broadway Cast (1961)
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  • The Incomparable Rosalie
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
Television Soundtrack (1957)
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  • Stepsister Portia
The Golden Apple
Original Broadway Cast (1954)
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  • Helen
Oklahoma!
Studio Cast (1952)
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  • Cast
Roberta
Studio Cast (1952)
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  • Cast

Private Audio

Performance

Funny Girl
Actor's Fund of America Concert Cast (2002)
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  • Mrs. Brice
The Full Monty
Tour Cast in Chicago (2001)
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  • Jeanette Burmeister
Chicago
Long Beach Civic Light Opera Cast (1992)
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  • Matron "Mama" Morton
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  • Cast
Hello, Dolly!
London Benefit Cast (1990)
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  • Performer
Nymph Errant
London Concert Cast (1989)
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  • Cast
Kaye Ballard: Working 42nd St. at Last!
Original Off-Broadway Cast (1988)
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  • Cast
Hey, Ma ... Kaye Ballard
Original Off-Broadway Cast (1984)
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  • Cast
High Spirits
Berkshire Theatre Festival Cast (1984)
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  • Madame Arcati
Sheba
Original Cast (1974)
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  • Lola
Gypsy
Original Cast (1973)
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  • Cast
Minnie's Boys
Pittsburgh CLO Cast (1972)
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  • Minnie Marx
Royal Flush
Pre-Broadway Cast (1964)
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  • Dowager Queen Sadie
  • Alice
  • Miss Melba
  • Wallace
  • Miss Appleknocker
Reuben Reuben
Boston Cast - Incomplete (1955)
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  • Countess
Reuben Reuben
Boston Cast - Complete (1955)
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  • Countess

Commercial Video

Performance

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  • Stepsister Portia

Private Video

Performance

Funny Girl
Actor's Fund of America Concert Cast (2002)
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  • Mrs. Brice
Chicago
Long Beach Civic Light Opera Cast (1992)
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  • Matron "Mama" Morton
Funny Girl
Long Beach Civic Light Opera Cast (1991)
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  • Mrs. Brice

Broadcast Video

Performance

Alice in Wonderland
Great Performances Broadcast (1983)
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  • Duchess

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From ChatGPT

Kaye Ballard was an American actress, comedian, and singer known for her versatile talents and vibrant personality. She was born on November 20, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, and passed away on January 21, 2019. Ballard began her career in show business as a singer in nightclubs and on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in the musical revue "Three to Make Ready" in 1946. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, she appeared in several Broadway productions, including "The Golden Apple" (1954) and "Carnival!" (1961), where she received critical acclaim for her performances. In addition to her stage work, Ballard also had a successful career in television and film. She made numerous guest appearances on popular TV shows such as "The Perry Como Show" and "The Ed Sullivan Show." She also had her own sitcom, "The Kaye Ballard Show," which aired from 1964 to 1965. In film, Ballard appeared in movies like "The Girl Most Likely" (1958) and "Freaky Friday" (1976). One of Ballard's most memorable roles was as the wise-cracking friend and neighbor, Kaye Buell, on the hit sitcom "The Mothers-in-Law" (1967-1969). Her comedic timing and larger-than-life personality made her a fan favorite. Throughout her career, Ballard showcased her singing talents through live performances and recordings. She released several albums, including "Kaye Ballard at The Plaza" (1959) and "Kay Ballard Sings" (1961), featuring her interpretations of popular songs. Kaye Ballard's contributions to the entertainment industry were recognized with various awards and honors. She received a Theatre World Award for her performance in "The Golden Apple" and was inducted into the American Comedy Archives at Emerson College in 2006. Known for her vibrant energy, comedic flair, and powerful voice, Kaye Ballard left a lasting impact on the world of entertainment. Her talent and charisma continue to be remembered and appreciated by fans and fellow performers alike.}

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Personal Info

Birth Date: November 20, 1926
Birth Location: Cleveland, OH
Death Date: January 21, 2019
Death Location: Rancho Mirage, California, USA
Cause of Death: no location entered yet

Other Names

  • Kay Ballard
  • Catherine Gloria Ballotta

Marriage & Family

Spouses/Partners

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Family

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