New York City, New York
deathdate=death date and age|1986|11|8|1907|4|21
North Hollywood, California
film, television actress
Kay performed at various media outlets, including
burlesque, vaudeville, radio, motion pictures, sound recordings, night clubs, and television. Her career began at age six as "Little Lord Fauntleroy" in stock theater. She went on to becoming a headliner at Billy Rose's famed Diamond Horseshoe Nightclubin New York. She was on Mercury Theatre(directed by Orson Welles), and eventually hosted a radio show entitled "The Beatrice Kay Show".
Kay also appeared at top nightclubs including San Francisco's austere
Fairmont Hotel Venetian Room, the Moulin Rougein Paris, Hollywood's famed Ciro's in Los Angeles, and at the El Rancho Hotelin Las Vegas. She also recorded several phonograph albums, and appeared in a 1945 motion picture about the club where she had performed in her earlier years—"Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe" (the film also starred Betty Grableand Dick Haymes.) She also appeared with Cliff Robertsonin 1961's " Underworld U.S.A." as well as 1969's " A Time For Dying", with Victor Joryand Audie Murphy. In 1974, she filmed " Ginger in the Morning" with Susan Oliver, Sissy Spacek, and Monte Markham.
Songs she popularized include "I'm Only A Bird In A Gilded Cage," "
No! No! A Thousand Times No!!", "And The Band Played On", " Mention My Name In Sheboygan", and "Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay."
Over her career, Kay starred in more than a half-dozen television shows, including:
Make Room For Daddy" (with Danny Thomas)
Bonanza" (with Lorne Greenand Michael Landon)
The Rifleman" (with Chuck Connorsand Johnny Crawford)
Kay also toured on the road in 1972 with "
The Big Show Of 1936" (which also starred Ben Blue, Jackie Coogan, the Ink Spots, Virginia O'Brien, Ray Bolgerand the Weire Brothers.)
She retired to operate a
holiday resort dude ranch, but returned to show business following a devastating fire which destroyed her home. She headlined a month-long booking opening Milt Larsen's celebrated Mayfair Music Hallin Santa Monica, California, with Bernard Foxand Larry "Seymour" Vincent.
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