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Kay Kyser (1905–1985)

Bandleader and radio personality memorable for his "Kollege of Musical Knowledge". Often sporting his trademark mortarboard and gown, he appeared with his band in a few World War II-era movies. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1945 Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 2: Radio Shows (Short)
Kay Kyser - on Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge
 1944 G.I. Journal (Short)
Kay Kyser
 1943 Thousands Cheer
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 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Conductor of the Kay Kyser Band
 1940 If I Forget You (Short)
Orchestra
 1940 Africa Squeaks (Short)
Cake Icer (voice, uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

1/1/42: Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses parade.

Publicity Listings:

5 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his image as a "sweet band" leader[ If playing the melody is corn, than I want to be corny. See more »

Trivia:

His mother was the first registered pharmacist in North Carolina. See more »

Trademark:

Theme song: "Thinking of You" See more »

Nickname:

The Ol' Perfessor

Star Sign:

Gemini

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