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Date of Birth 25 April 1916London, England, UK
Date of Death 3 February 1998Paradise Island, Bahamas
Birth NameDavid Kodeish
Height 4' 11" (1.5 m)

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Davy Kaye was born on April 25, 1916 in London, England as David Kodeish. He was an actor, known for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972) and The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963). He was married to Hazel Wilson. He died on February 3, 1998 in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

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Hazel Wilson (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

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Father of Kaplan Kaye and Melody Kaye.
British comic actor with East End Jewish roots. At a height of just 4 foot 11 inches, he was considered too small for military service in World War II. Allegedly, the examining medical officer informed him that "When we declare war on pygmies - we'll send for you." Kaye became a popular performer in variety and revue shows, eventually joining the BBC. From 1954 to 1968, he was the resident late night comedian at the Embassy Club in London, also making occasional appearances on screen.

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