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Kay Kyser (1905–1985)


Kay Kyser was born on June 18, 1905 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA as James King Kern Kyser. He was married to Georgia Carroll. He died on July 23, 1985 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. See full bio »

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Known For

College of Musical Knowledge
(1949-1950)
Lolita
Lolita Soundtrack
(1997)
Devil in a Blue Dress
(1995)
You'll Find Out
You'll Find Out Kay Kyser
(1940)

Filmography

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 2011 Paul Williams Still Alive (Documentary) (performer: "On A Slow Boat To China" )
 2010 Fallout: New Vegas (Video Game) (performer: "Jingle, Jangle, Jingle")
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game) (performer: "PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION")
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Family 8108 (2007) ... (performer: "Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition")
 1997 Lolita (performer: "Woody Woodpecker")
 1995 Devil in a Blue Dress (performer: "ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA")
 1976 Alice Sweet Alice ("Three Little Fishies")
 1949 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.42 (1949) ... (writer: "Friendship" - uncredited)
 1943 Swing Fever (performer: "Sh-! Don't Make a Sound", "Mississippi Dreamboat", "I Planted a Rose", "One Girl and Two Boys", " (I've Grown So Lonely) Thinking of You")
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (performer: " (I've Grown So Lonely) Thinking of You" (1926))
 1941 Playmates (performer: "Thank Your Lucky Stars and Stripes" (1941))
 1940 You'll Find Out (" (I've Grown So Lonely) Thinking of You" (1926), uncredited) / (performer: "Like the Fella Once Said" (1940), "The Bad Humor Man" (1940) - uncredited)
 1939 That's Right - You're Wrong (" (I've Grown So Lonely) Thinking of You" (1926), uncredited) / (performer: "The Little Red Fox (N'Ya N'Ya You Can't Catch Me)" (1939), "The Answer Is Love" (1939), "Auld Lang Syne" (1788) (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:

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 »

Trademark:

Catchphrase: "All right, stooo-dents" See more »

Nickname:

The Ol' Perfessor

Star Sign:

Gemini

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