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Also Known As: Bernard Kotzin Died: December 14, 1997
Born: November 11, 1918 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: 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...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) Marvin Acme
3.
 Six Pack Annie (1975) Bates
5.
 Sweet Charity (1969) Herman
6.
 The Monitors (1969)
8.
 The Way West (1967) Sam Fairman
9.
 Cat Ballou (1965) Shouters
10.
 Sex and the Single Girl (1964) Helen's cabbie
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1950:
Broadway debut in "Guys and Dolls"
1953:
Feature debut in Gregory Ratoff's film "Taxi"
1984:
Appeared in the CBS mini-series "Ellis Island"
1939:
Career began after winning a "Major Bowes Amateur Hour" radio contest singing
1965:
Co-starred with Nat King Cole as a narrator in the comic Western "Cat Ballou"
:
Toured vaudeville as a comedian
1960:
Worked on CBS comedy "My Sister Eileen"
1955:
Appeared in the movie version of "Guys and Dolls" with Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra
:
During WWII he toured with the USO
:
Emcee for large bands
1959:
Performed in "Li'l Abner"
1939:
Professional singing debut at Loew's Boulevard Theatre, Bronx, NY
1988:
Voice of Marvin Acme in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
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Education

DeWitt Clinton High School: Bronx, New York -

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wife:
Angela Kaye. Survived him.

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