Kaye is best known for defining the role of Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, first on Broadway and then in the film version. He also played Marryin' Sam in Li'l Abner (which featured his signature song, Jubilation T. Cornpone), again on both stage and screen. In 1962 he played the Mikado in Michael Winner's The Cool Mikado. His last featured role was as Marvin Acme in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Around this time he also made an unexpected guest appearance on the British science fiction series, Doctor Who.
During the 1960s, Kaye became well known in the UK as host of a weekly children's talent show, Stubby's Silver Star Show. From 1964 - 1965 he hosted the Saturday-morning children's game show Shenanigans on ABC.
He died, aged 79, from lung cancer.
Stubby Kaye Facts
|Birth Name||Bernard Kotzin|
|Birthday||November 11, 1918|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Date of death||December 14, 1997 (age 79)|
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