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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 25 April 1925Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of Death 12 November 2003Burbank, California, USA  (pulmonary complications)
Birth NameKay Edwin Emmert Kuter
Height 6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kay E. Kuter was born on April 25, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Kay Edwin Emmert Kuter. He was an actor, known for The Last Starfighter (1984), Warlock (1989) and Guys and Dolls (1955). He died on November 12, 2003 in Burbank, California.

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Deep commanding voice

Trivia (8)

Graduate of Van Nuys High School (California) 1943, which also spawned other Hollywood luminaries: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford and many other stars.
Voiced "Hershey's Kisses" commercials for the last 14 years of his life.
Directed more than 50 plays and appeared in over 200 stage productions.
Studied at Pomona College and UCLA, and graduated from what is now called Carnegie Mellon University.
From a show business family, his father was pioneer art director Leo "K" Kuter and mother was silent screen actress Evelyn Edler, who died in July 2003 at age 103, just a few months before Kay passed away.
Character actor best known for his countrified roles, though he was born in Los Angeles. Seesawed between the two bucolic 1960s sitcoms "Petticoat Junction" and "Green Acres" as neighborly farmer Newt Kiley.
Son of Leo K. Kuter
Kay is currently appearing in a television ad for 800.com, in which he plays a grandfather who wakes up from catatonia long enough to tell his grandchildren about the speed of 800.com. [December 1999]

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