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Stubby Kaye

Highest Rated:   100% Cat Ballou (1965)
Lowest Rated:   60% Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
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Rotund musical comedy actor Stubby Kaye was a 1939 winner on Major Bowes' Amateur Hour radio program. He spent much of World War II touring USO bases, developing an ingratiating comic style that has dimmed but little with the passage of time. Earlier efforts by movie historians to determine Mr. Kaye's real name have been fruitless, but it should be noted that someone named "Stubby Kruger" appeared as comedy relief in several PRC films of the early 1940s. Kayes' popularity soared when he created the role of Nicely-Nicely Johnson in the 1950 Broadway hit Guys and Dolls, a part that he re-created with equal success in the 1955 film version. Another Broadway-to-Hollywood triumph for Kaye was the part of Marryin' Sam in the musical version of Li'l Abner. In 1965, Kaye hosted a Saturday morning TV kiddie series titled Shenanigans, commuting on a weekly basis between the U.S. and London, where he was simultaneously hosting a similar children's TV program. Stubby Kaye's last screen appearance was as the ill-fated funster Marvin Acme in 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit? He made his final television appearance that same year in the telepic The Big Knife.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
97% Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Marvin Acme
1988
No Score Yet Doctor Who - Delta and the Bannermen
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Six Pack Annie
  • Bates
1975
No Score Yet The Big Push
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County
  • Bartender
1970
No Score Yet The Monitors
  • Cameo
1969
No Score Yet Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?
  • Writer
1969
No Score Yet Sweet Charity
  • Herman
1969
No Score Yet Cool It Carol
  • Rod Strangeways
1968
No Score Yet The Way West
  • Sam Fairman
1967
100% Cat Ballou
  • Shouter
1965
60% Sex and the Single Girl
  • Helen's Cabbie
1964
No Score Yet 40 Pounds of Trouble
  • Cranston
1963
No Score Yet The Cool Mikado
  • Judge Mikado/Charlie
1963
No Score Yet Li'l Abner
  • Marryin' Sam
1959
No Score Yet You Can't Run Away From It
  • Fred Toten
1956
90% Guys and Dolls
  • Nicely Nicely Johnson
1955

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