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Kaye Ballard (Catherine Gloria Balotta)

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Biography

Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Singing funny girl Kaye Ballard was born to perform...and perform she has in a career now broaching seven decades. With a strong comedy background and tunnel mouth to rival Martha Raye, the broad and bouncy trouper has drawn laughs on the musical stage, in night clubs, in recordings and on TV. As the archetypal over-emotive, knuckle-biting Italian wife and mama, the octogenarian continues to tickle the funny bone with her earthy brand of comedy while alternately touching hearts in song.

She was born Catherine Gloria Balotta, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of an Italian immigrant. Read more...

Actor

Character: Stepsister Portia

Cinderella 1957

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Character: Sabrina / Selma

Eternity 1990

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Character: Judy

Fate 1990

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Character: Leona the Sheriff

Ava's Magical Adventure 1998

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Character: Mrs. Grumpy Old Man

The Modern Adventures of Tom Sawyer 1998

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Character: Mrs. Crabby

The Million Dollar Kid 2000

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Character: Queen Palooma

Little Insects 2000

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Character: Coach Betsy

Freaky Friday 1976

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Character: Beulah Krakowsky

Trapper John, M.D. 1979

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Character: Vivian Proclo

The Ritz 1976

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Character: Gretchen Powers

The Muppet Show 1976

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Character: Seama

Alice 1976

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Character: Angela Calucci

The Law and Harry McGraw 1987

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