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Kaye Ballard


Born - 20 November 1925, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died - 21 January 2019

Effervescent, sharp-chinned, dark-haired American 'funny girl' whose stellar performances were all on the Broadway stage, where she wowed 'em in everything from Annie Get Your Gun to Wonderful Town. Born Catherine Balotta to Italian immigrants, she had begun as vocalist with Spike Jones and his City Slickers in the wartime years, also playing flute and tuba, but had already hit Broadway by the mid 1940s. Films were very scattered 'featured' appearances, and included The Girl Most Likely (1957), A House is Not a Home (1964), The Ritz and Freaky Friday (both 1976), Falling in Love Again (1980), Pandemonium (1982), Tiger Warsaw (1988), Modern Love, Eternity and Fate (all 1990), The Modern Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1998), Baby Geniuses (1999), The Million Dollar Kid (2000) and Senior Moment (2019), her last. She died from breast cancer.