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Date of Birth 30 September 1912Monrovia, California, USA
Date of Death 10 August 1985Solvang, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameKenneth Laurence Baker

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Kenny Baker was born on September 30, 1912 in Monrovia, California, USA as Kenneth Laurence Baker. He was an actor, known for Stage Door Canteen (1943), At the Circus (1939) and The Mikado (1939). He died on August 10, 1985 in Solvang, California.

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Boyishly good looking singer/actor who first gained notice as the featured singer on Jack Benny's radio shows during the 1930s. At the height of his radio fame, and after leaving the Benny show in 1939 (succeeded by Dennis Day), he appeared in a dozen or so film musicals (At the Circus (1939), The Harvey Girls (1946)) and later co-starred with Mary Martin in the original Broadway production of Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash's "One Touch of Venus." Retiring from performing in the early 1950s, he became a Christian Science practitioner and motivational speaker.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6329 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

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