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Kay Armen

Kay Armen

Show Count: 3
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: November 2, 1915
Old Time Radio, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: October 3, 2011, New York, New York, USA

 

Affectionately known as “Charmin’ Kay Armen,” she had an illustrious show business career, which spanned almost 60 years in the radio, television, stage, screen and recording industries. A singer, actress and composer, she made many records and performed on stage, in nightclubs, films and on television.

Her many radio hits include the successful “Stop the Music” program with Bert Parks, on both radio and later on TV. At one time Armen was heard on all three national radio networks, CBS, NBC and ABC, with various programs. Playwright William Saroyan and his cousin, Ross Bagdasarian (creator of the “Chipmunks”), wrote Come on-a My House for Armen and it was later recorded by many artists, including Rosemary Clooney.

On television, she starred in the hit sitcom “Love and Marriage,” and Ray Bolger’s “Washington Square,” in which she was his singing star and was a regular guest on many talk/variety shows, including “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson,” “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “The Merv Griffin Show” and “The Mike Douglas Show.”

She made her screen debut in the 1955 MGM musical smash, “Hit the Deck,” appearing with co-stars Vic Damone, Debbie Reynolds, Tony Martin, Jane Powell and Ann Miller. The production finale from “Hit the Deck” in which Armen sings Hallelujah is featured in the MGM musical retrospective “That’s Entertainment!” (1974).

Source: The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
Milton Berle ShowMilton Berle Show
Show Count: 2
Broadcast History: 3 March 1943 to 15 June 1949
Cast: Arthur Q. Bryan, Milton Berle, Charles Irving, Ed Begley, Mary Shipp, Arnold Stang, Pert Kelton, Jack Albertson, Kay Armen, Al Kelly
Director: Cy Howard
Producer: Cy Howard
Broadcast: August 22, 1948
Added: Aug 22 2016
Broadcast: March 7, 1955
Added: Jan 06 2017
Broadcast: March 21, 1955
Added: Mar 19 2017