Kaye Ballard Death
Kaye passed away on January 21, 2019 at the age of 93 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.
When did Kaye Ballard die?January 21, 2019
How old was Kaye Ballard when died?93
Where did Kaye Ballard die? What was the location of death?Rancho Mirage, California, USA
Kaye Ballard Birthday and Date of Death
Kaye Ballard was born on November 20, 1925 and died on January 21, 2019. Kaye was 93 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: November 20, 1925
Date of Death: January 21, 2019
Age at Death: 93
Kaye Ballard - Biography
Kaye Ballard (born November 20, 1925) is an American musical theatre and television actress, comedienne and singer. Ballard was born Catherine Gloria Balotta in Cleveland, Ohio, one of four children born to Italian immigrant parents, Lena (née Nacarato) and Vincenzo (later Vincent James) Balotta. Her siblings are Orlando, Jean, and Rosalie.
Ballard established herself as a musical comedian in the 1940s, joining the Spike Jones touring revue of entertainers. Capable of playing broad physical comedy as well as stand-up dialogue routines, she became familiar in television and stage productions. A phrase her mother had used when Kaye was a child, "Good luck with your MOUTH!", became her catchphrase in her sketches and on television. Ballard made her television debut on Henry Morgan's Great Talent Hunt,a short-lived NBC program hosted by Henry Morgan which first aired January 26, 1951. In 1954, she was the first person to record the song "Fly Me to the Moon".
In December 2010, she, Donna McKechnie and Liliane Montevecchi starred in a Santa Fe production of From Broadway with Love, staged at the Lensic Theater.
Ballard was in the 2012 cabaret show Doin' It for Love, which premiered in Austin, Texas, at the historic Paramount Theatre. Starring Ballard and Montevecchi, the cast included Broadway dancer Lee Roy Reams. (The Austin performance benefited the Texas Humane Legislation Network.). The show then went on to play in Los Angeles on March 8th and 10th of 2012. Ballard announced her official retirement in 2015 at the age of 89.