Stubby Kaye



A stout comedic supporting actor of the American stage, TV, and films, Kaye's professional career began when he won the Major Bowes Amateur Hour radio contest in 1939. He toured in vaudeville, then performed with the USO during World War Two. In 1950 he debuted on Broadway as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in the musical Guys and Dolls, reprising the role in the film version (1955). He went on to alternate stage work with occasional appearances in films.