Character actor, Stubby Kaye, was born Bernard Katzin on Nov 11, 1918 in New York City, NY. Kaye died at the age of 79 on Dec 14, 1997 in Los Angeles, CA .
MINI BIO:A roly-poly comedian, singer, actor and entertainer with an easy-going personality, Stubby Kaye began his entertainment career in vaudeville after winning a talent contest at the age of 21. In 1950 he created the role of Nicely Nicely Johnson in the original Broadway production of Guys and Dolls, a role he would later repeat for his on-screen musical debut in 1955. His hit song from that show, "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat," remains his best-remembered number. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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