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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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 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
Kay Kyser
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Conductor of the Kay Kyser Band
 1940 If I Forget You (Short)
 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.

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5 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

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Procrastination is the condemnation of the world. See more »


Kyser organised his first band at the University of North California in the mid-1920's. However, he came down with severe stage fright on his opening night, so that a friend -- the songwriter Johnny Mercer -- had to front the orchestra for the occasion. See more »


Catchphrase: "'Evenin', children. How y'all?" See more »


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