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      Kaye Ballard

      Kaye Ballard

      Highest Rated: 100% Kaye Ballard: The Show Goes On (2019)

      Lowest Rated: 71% Freaky Friday (1976)

      Birthday: Nov 20, 1925

      Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

      Comedic actress Kaye Ballard used her distinctive looks and voice to carve out a successful career on stage and television. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she began performing in revues in the 1940s, appearing frequently with Spike Jones. She moved into television with an appearance on "Henry Morgan's Great Talent Hunt" (NBC, 1951). While she was appearing in the off-Broadway play "The Golden Apple," she sang on the original recording of the now-standard "Fly Me to the Moon." She joined Julie Andrews and Alice Ghostley in the TV production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" (CBS, 1957), which helped launch Andrews to stardom. She added feature films to her growing resume with a role opposite Jane Powell in the comedy "The Girl Most Likely" (1958). Ballard then became a regular on the hit variety program "The Perry Como Show" (NBC, 1959-67). Making regular guest appearances on a host of television programs, she joined Eve Arden for a starring role in the sitcom "The Mothers-In-Laws" (NBC, 1967-69). Ballard and Arden played long-time neighbors whose children fall in love and get married. After the show ended, she joined "The Doris Day Show" (CBS,1968-73), playing the owner of the restaurant that Day and her family live over. She continued mixing stage appearances with roles on television and films throughout the '70s and '80s, including roles on "The Love Boat" (ABC, 1977-86), the Disney movie "Freaky Friday" (1976), and appearing regularly on game shows. Ballard joined Jack Weston and Rita Moreno in Richard Lester's film adaptation of Terrence McNally's play "The Ritz" (1976). Later, she returned to television as a series regular on the short-lived sitcom "What a Dummy" (Syndicated, 1990-91), and had a recurring role on "Due South" (CBS, 1994-99). While primarily making stage appearances in California, the actress did continue making occasional screen appearances, including small roles in "Baby Geniuses" (1999) and "The Million Dollar Kid" (2000). She continued working periodically on stage until officially retiring from acting in 2015. Ballard passed away at the age of 93 in Rancho Mirage, California on January 21, 2019 from kidney cancer.

      Highest rated movies

      Freaky Friday


      THE GIRL MOST LIKELY, Kaye Ballard, 1957 THE GIRL MOST LIKELY, from left: Kaye Ballard, Jane Powell, 1958 A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME, Shelley Winters, Kaye Ballard, 1964 WHICH WAY TO THE FRONT?, Kaye Ballard, Jerry Lewis, 1970 FREAKY FRIDAY, Kaye Ballard, Ruth Buzzi, 1976 THE RITZ, Jerry Stiller, Rita Moreno, Jack Weston, Kaye Ballard (front), F. Murray Abraham (third from left, back row), Treat Williams (center, back row), 1976 THE GIRL MOST LIKELY, Jane Powell, Kaye Ballard, 1957 WHICH WAY TO THE FRONT?, Jerry Lewis, Kaye Ballard, 1970 FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN, Michelle Pfeiffer, Herbert Rudley, Kaye Ballard, 1980, (c) International Picture Show THE GIRL MOST LIKELY, Kaye Ballard, Joseph Kearns, Jane Powell, 1957 THE RITZ, Kaye Ballard, Jack Weston, 1976 THE GIRL MOST LIKELY, Jane Powell, Cliff Robertson, Kaye Ballard, Kelly Brown, 1957 THE GIRL MOST LIKELY, Cliff Robertson, Kaye Ballard, Jane Powell, 1957



      100% No Score Yet Kaye Ballard: The Show Goes On Self - 2019
      No Score Yet 15% Fortune Hunters Mrs. Crabby (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 17% Ava's Magical Adventure Leona (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 56% Modern Love Receptionist (Character) $37.7K 1990
      No Score Yet 71% Eternity Sabrina/Selma (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fate Judy (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 27% Tiger Warsaw Aunt Thelma (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 45% Pandemonium Glenn's Mom (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 0% Falling in Love Again Mrs. Lewis (Character) - 1980
      71% 57% Freaky Friday Coach Betsy (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 24% Which Way to the Front? Senora Messina (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A House Is Not a Home Sidonia (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 17% The Girl Most Likely Marge (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 87% Cinderella Stepsister Portia (Character) - 1957


      No Score Yet 83% Due South Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1980-1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1972-1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Angie Pallucci (Character) 1970-1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mothers-in-Law Kaye Buell (Character) 1967-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jerry Lewis Show Guest 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1965