Kaye Ballard

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Birth Name: Kaye Ballard
Born: 11/20/1926
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Ballard made her performing debut in her native Cleveland at age 12 and three years later was singing at the local Stage Door Canteen. In 1943, Ballard was performing at The Bowery, a Detroit club, when she was "discovered" by bandleader Spike Jones, who took her on tour with his group until 1945. Ballard settled in New York and appeared in the revue "Three to Make Ready" (1946). She went to London in 1950 to perform in the revue "Touch and Go", but it was not until 1954 that she really solidified her status as a stage performer. That came with the musical "The Golden Apple", in which she was a zany Helen of Troy who introduced the song "Lazy Afternoon". More Broadway appearances and better ... Continue Bio >>

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