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Stubby Kaye is a Actor American born on 11 november 1918 at New York City (USA)

Stubby Kaye

Stubby Kaye
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Birth name Bernard Katzin
Nationality USA
Birth 11 november 1918 at New York City (USA)
Death 14 december 1997 (at 79 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Stubby Kaye (November 11, 1918 – December 14, 1997) born as Bernard Katzin was an American comic actor known for his appearances in film musicals.


Kaye was born Bernard Katzin in New York City on the last day of the First World War, at West 114th Street in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan to first generation Jewish-Americans originally from Russia and Austria. He was raised in the Far Rockaway section of Queens and in The Bronx.

His first wife was Jeanne Watson from Chicago, who was a clerical worker at the movie studios in the late 1950s. They were married in 1960 as the series Love and Marriage ended, but the couple divorced because of personal differences within a year of their marriage.

Kaye's second wife, Angela Bracewell, was a former dancer at the London Palladium whom he met while living in Great Britain. She was the hostess of the British version of the Beat the Clock game show, a segment of Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium. They remained married until his death.

Best films

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Cat Ballou (1965)
Guys and Dolls (1955)

Usually with

Larry Storch
Larry Storch
(3 films)
Melvin Frank
Melvin Frank
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Stubby Kaye (16 films)

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1h44
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye, Joanna Cassidy, Lou Hirsch
Roles Marvin Acme
Rating76% 3.847443.847443.847443.847443.84744
In 1947, cartoon characters are commonly referred to as "toons" and most work as paid actors in Hollywood. They frequently interact with humans and animals, and dwell in the animated district of Toontown, owned by businessman Marvin Acme. Amongst the toon stars is Roger Rabbit, who does comedy shorts with Baby Herman, but as of late his performances are poor. Meanwhile, R.K. Maroon, Roger’s employer and head of Maroon Studios, hires private detective Eddie Valiant to investigate rumors that Roger’s wife Jessica Rabbit is having an extramarital affair. Eddie himself is an alcoholic, following the murder of his brother Teddy at the hands of a toon. Going to the Ink & Paint Club, Eddie at first believes that Jessica is a rabbit (due to her last name), but surprised when he sees that she's a very attractive woman. He later attempts and manages to snap photographs of Marvin Acme playing patty cake with Jessica, showing them to Maroon and a distraught Roger who vows he and his wife will be happy, before running off.
Sixpack Annie, 1h19
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about virginity
Actors Bruce Boxleitner, Lindsay Bloom, Billy Barty, Ray Danton, Stubby Kaye, Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez
Roles Mr. Bates
Rating44% 2.2032952.2032952.2032952.2032952.203295
In the Southern United States community of Titwillow, two attractive young women, Annie (Lindsay Bloom) and Mary Lou (Jana Bellan) are on their way to work at the diner. Annie is behind the wheel of the pickup truck and speeds while drinking beer. The local redneck law officer, Sheriff Waters (Joe Higgins) pursues the truck to the diner but, upon entering, steps on a banana peel and takes a pratfall to the delight of diner old-timers Hank (Doodles Weaver) and Luke (Ronald Marriott) who were watching the peel.
Cool It Carol!
Directed by Pete Walker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Robin Askwith, Eric Barker, Harry Baird, Martin Wyldeck, Stubby Kaye
Roles Rod Strangeways
Rating58% 2.910282.910282.910282.910282.91028
The cautionary tale of Joe and Carol, a couple of youngsters who leave the "sticks" behind and journey to swinging London in search of fame and fortune. Joe fails to find employment in the big city, but Carol enrols as a fashion model. As the naïve couple begin to enjoy the night life of London they are drawn ever deeper into a world of alcohol, pornography, drugs and prostitution.
Sweet Charity, 2h29
Directed by Bob Fosse
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Ricardo Montalbán, Sammy Davis Jr., John McMartin, Barbara Bouchet, Chita Rivera
Roles Herman
Rating69% 3.497373.497373.497373.497373.49737
Charity Hope Valentine (Shirley MacLaine) works as a taxi dancer along with her friends, Nickie (Chita Rivera) and Helene (Paula Kelly). She longs for love, but has bad luck with men, being robbed and pushed off a bridge in Central Park by one ex-boyfriend. She has another humiliating encounter with Vittorio Vitale (Ricardo Montalban), a movie star.
Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?, 1h47
Directed by Anthony Newley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Anthony Newley, Joan Collins, Milton Berle, George Jessel, Bruce Forsyth, Patricia Hayes
Roles Fat Writer
Rating49% 2.4752652.4752652.4752652.4752652.475265
Heironymus Merkin vient d'avoir 40 ans, et est au beau milieu de la préparation du film retraçant sa vie. Il fait son autoportrait en se décrivant comme une marionnette contrôlée par un marionnettiste invisible. Dans sa jeunesse, Merkin sort de l'innocence de l'enfance dans les bras de Goodtime Eddie Filth (qu'on pourrait traduire par Eddie la Saleté Bontemps). Grâce à elle, Merkin se transforme en un coureur de femmes égoïste, cependant il est hanté par son amour perdu, Mercy Humppe.
The Monitors, 1h32
Directed by Jack Shea
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Actors Guy Stockwell, Susan Oliver, Avery Schreiber, Sherry Jackson, Shepperd Strudwick, Peter Boyle

Earth has been taken over by a benign group of aliens known as the Monitors, gentlemanly figures clad in black overcoats and bowler hats. They are dedicated to suppressing humanity's propensities for violence, sex, war, and trouble, enforcing their ethos with spray cans of a pacifying gas and with television ads praising the Monitors' rule—the latter featuring cameos by a variety of comedic actors, as well as bandleader Xavier Cugat and Illinois senator Everett Dirksen (who died before the film's release).
The Way West, 2h2
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Richard Widmark, Lola Albright, Jack Elam, Sally Field
Roles Sam Fairman
Rating61% 3.0972753.0972753.0972753.0972753.097275
U.S. Senator William Tadlock (Kirk Douglas) is leaving his home in Missouri in 1843, heading west on the Oregon Trail by wagon train. His son and slave come along, with Dick Summers (Robert Mitchum) as a hired guide.
Cat Ballou
Cat Ballou (1965)
, 1h37
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Musical, Western
Themes Musical films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, Nat King Cole, Stubby Kaye
Roles Shouter - Sam the Shade
Rating68% 3.4488353.4488353.4488353.4488353.448835
Catherine Ballou (Jane Fonda), who wants to be a schoolteacher, is returning home by train to Wolf City, Wyoming, to the ranch of her father, Frankie Ballou (John Marley). On the way, she unwittingly helps accused cattle rustler Clay Boone (Michael Callan) elude his captor, Sheriff Maledon (Bruce Cabot), when Boone's Uncle Jed (Dwayne Hickman), a drunkard disguised as a preacher, distracts the lawman.
Sex and the Single Girl, 1h50
Directed by Richard Quiney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, Mel Ferrer, Fran Jeffries
Roles Helen's Cabbie
Rating64% 3.2498053.2498053.2498053.2498053.249805
Bob Weston works for STOP, a scandal magazine. His colleague has written a dirty article about Helen Gurley Brown, the author of a best-selling new book with advice to single women on how to deal with men, calling her a virgin. She is very offended. Due to this article, Helen has lost six appointments. Weston wants to interview her, but she refuses to see him.
The Cool Mikado, 1h21
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors Frankie Howerd, Tommy Cooper, Dennis Price, Stubby Kaye, Mike Winters, Peter Barkworth
Roles Judge Herbert Mikado / Charlie Hotfleisch
Rating40% 2.0255852.0255852.0255852.0255852.025585
Hank, the son of American judge Herbert Mikado, refuses to marry Katie Shaw, whom his father wishes him to marry, and so joins the army. He is stationed in Japan where he falls in love with a Tokyo art student, Yum-Yum. However, her fiancé, Ko-Ko, an American gangster operating in Japan, is determined to keep Hank and Yum-Yum apart. Hank's father had also sentenced Ko-Ko's brother to prison.
40 Pounds of Trouble, 1h46
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Actors Tony Curtis, Suzanne Pleshette, Larry Storch, Phil Silvers, Kevin McCarthy, Howard Morris
Roles Cranston
Rating65% 3.2969953.2969953.2969953.2969953.296995
Tony Curtis plays a casino manager who must take care of an 8-year-old girl.
Li'l Abner
Li'l Abner (1959)
, 1h54
Directed by Melvin Frank
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Peter Palmer, Leslie Parrish, Julie Newmar, Stubby Kaye, Stella Stevens, Billie Hayes
Roles Marryin' Sam
Rating66% 3.3472353.3472353.3472353.3472353.347235
It's a "typical day" in Dogpatch, U. S. A., a hillbilly town where Abner Yokum lives with his parents. Mammy Yokum insists on giving Abner his daily dose of "Yokumberry tonic," although he is grown. He has a crush on Daisy Mae Scragg (although he resists marrying her) and she on him; Abner's rival for her affections is the World's Dirtiest Rassler, Earthquake McGoon.
You Can't Run Away from It, 1h35
Directed by Dick Powell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Musical films
Actors June Allyson, Jack Lemmon, Charles Bickford, Paul Gilbert, Jim Backus, Stubby Kaye
Roles Fred Toten
Rating60% 3.003173.003173.003173.003173.00317
Because she married an international playboy, Ellie Andrews (June Allyson) is kidnapped by her own father, Texas cattleman A. A. Andrews (Charles Bickford). She escapes, managing to evade his nationwide search for her with the help of Peter Warne (Jack Lemmon), a jobless reporter, who sees himself getting the biggest story of the year - until he and Ellie fall in love. When Ellie suspects Peter has sold her out, she returns home. Realizing his daughter really loves the newspaperman, Andrews tries to persuade Ellie to run away again, this time from her own wedding ceremony. Who will Ellie choose, her husband or the man who has stolen her heart?