Kay Thompson (I) (1909–1998)


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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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Known For

Funny Face Music Department
(1957)
New Year's Eve Soundtrack
(2011)
I Dood It Soundtrack
(1943)

Filmography

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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)
- MGM's 30th Anniversary Tribute (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Kitty Fink

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've discovered the secret of life. A lot of hard work, a lot of sense of humor, a lot of joy and a whole lot of tra la la. See more »

Trivia:

Goddaughter Liza Minnelli, during her 2008 tour, devoted much of her performance to recreating Kay's famed nightclub act, using her trademark music. See more »

Nickname:

Kitty

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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