Kaye Ballard

Kaye Ballard

Highest Rated: 100% Kaye Ballard: The Show Goes On (2019)

Lowest Rated: 70% Freaky Friday (1976)

Birthday: Nov 20, 1926

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Comedic actress Kaye Ballard used her distinctive looks and voice to carve out a successful career on stage and television. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she began performing in revues in the 1940s, appearing frequently with Spike Jones. She moved into television with an appearance on "Henry Morgan's Great Talent Hunt" (NBC, 1951). While she was appearing in the off-Broadway play "The Golden Apple," she sang on the original recording of the now-standard "Fly Me to the Moon." She joined Julie Andrews and Alice Ghostley in the TV production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" (CBS, 1957), which helped launch Andrews to stardom. She added feature films to her growing resume with a role opposite Jane Powell in the comedy "The Girl Most Likely" (1958). Ballard then became a regular on the hit variety program "The Perry Como Show" (NBC, 1959-67). Making regular guest appearances on a host of television programs, she joined Eve Arden for a starring role in the sitcom "The Mothers-In-Laws" (NBC, 1967-69). Ballard and Arden played long-time neighbors whose children fall in love and get married. After the show ended, she joined "The Doris Day Show" (CBS,1968-73), playing the owner of the restaurant that Day and her family live over. She continued mixing stage appearances with roles on television and films throughout the '70s and '80s, including roles on "The Love Boat" (ABC, 1977-86), the Disney movie "Freaky Friday" (1976), and appearing regularly on game shows. Ballard joined Jack Weston and Rita Moreno in Richard Lester's film adaptation of Terrence McNally's play "The Ritz" (1976). Later, she returned to television as a series regular on the short-lived sitcom "What a Dummy" (Syndicated, 1990-91), and had a recurring role on "Due South" (CBS, 1994-99). While primarily making stage appearances in California, the actress did continue making occasional screen appearances, including small roles in "Baby Geniuses" (1999) and "The Million Dollar Kid" (2000). She continued working periodically on stage until officially retiring from acting in 2015. Ballard passed away at the age of 93 in Rancho Mirage, California on January 21, 2019 from kidney cancer.

Highest rated movies

Freaky Friday

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet Kaye Ballard: The Show Goes On Self - 2019
No Score Yet 15% Fortune Hunters Mrs. Crabby (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 17% Ava's Magical Adventure Leona (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 56% Modern Love Receptionist (Character) $37.7K 1990
No Score Yet 71% Eternity Sabrina/Selma (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fate Judy (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 28% Tiger Warsaw Aunt Thelma (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 47% Pandemonium Glenn's Mom (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 0% Falling in Love Again Mrs. Lewis (Character) - 1980
70% 57% Freaky Friday Coach Betsy (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet A House Is Not a Home Sidonia (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 0% The Girl Most Likely Marge (Character) - 1957

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Due South Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet What a Dummy Mrs. Treva Travalony (Character) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Munsters Today Unknown (Guest Star) 1989 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters Unknown (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1980-1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 100% The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Angie Pallucci (Character) 1970-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mothers-in-Law Kaye Buell (Character) 1967-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jerry Lewis Show Guest 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1965