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Kay Thompson (I) (1909–1998)

Sleek, effervescent, gregarious and indefatigable only begins to describe the indescribable Kay Thompson -- a one-of-a-kind author, pianist, actress, comedienne, singer, composer, coach, dancer, choreographer, clothing designer, and arguably one of entertainment's most unique and charismatic personalities of the 20th century. Born in Missouri with... See full bio »

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 2011 New Year's Eve (writer: "Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells")
 2007 Good Morning America (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 December 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "The Holiday Season")
 2007 Susana Giménez (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liza Minnelli (2007) ... (writer: "I Love A Violin")
 1992 MGM: When the Lion Roars (TV Mini-Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Lion in Winter (1992) ... (lyrics: "A Great Lady Has an Interview (Madame Crematante)")
  One Day at a Time (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1979) (music - 1 episode, 1979)
- Happy New Year II (1979) ... (lyrics: "Hello, Hello") / (music: "Hello, Hello")
 1969 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.57 (1969) ... (performer: "Breezin' Along With the Breeze", "How Deep is the Ocean")
 1957 Funny Face (performer: "Think Pink!", "Bonjour, Paris!", "On How to Be Lovely", "Clap Yo' Hands")
 1954 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.23 (1954) ... (lyrics: "A Great Lady Has An Interview (Madame Crematante)")
 1952 Lady Possessed (music: "More Wonderful Than These")
 1946 No Leave, No Love (writer: "Love on a Greyhound Bus", "Isn't It Wonderful?" - uncredited)
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (arranger: "Fun on the Wonderful Midway" - uncredited)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (lyrics: "A Great Lady Has An Interview (Madame Crematante)")
 1945 Thrill of a Romance (lyrics: "Vive L'Amour" - uncredited)
 1944 Lost in a Harem ("Sons of the Desert" (1944), uncredited)
 1943 I Dood It (arranger: "Jericho" (1919))
 1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round ("I Owe You", uncredited) / (performer: "All Over Nothing at All" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Single: "Eloise" (Cadence Records) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kitty Fink


5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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Failure is a stranger to me. Enthusiasm and imagination can carry you anywhere you want to go, without Vuitton luggage. See more »


Her first husband was esteemed Big Band trombonist/band leader Jack Jenney, who also play with Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw during his brief career. She later married William Spier, one of the top writer/producers of radio drama during its heyday. Both marriages ended in divorce. See more »



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