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Mary Kaye (1924–2007)

Mary Kaye started using the term "Lounge" in her act when her music group, The Mary Kaye Trio, played at bars and clubs. The word "lounge" caught on and spread throughout Las Vegas nightclubs and eventually throughout the United States. She took the term from "Lounge Car" that was being used by railroads. See full bio »

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Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! Mary Kaye
(1956)
(1957)
Spring Reunion Singer - title song
(1957)
Home Before Dark Soundtrack
(1958)

Filmography

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 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Mary Kaye
- Six Superior Skirts (1959) ... Mary Kaye (uncredited)
 1957 Bop Girl Goes Calypso
Mary Kaye (as Mary Kaye Trio)
 1957 Spring Reunion
Singer - title song (as The Mary Kaye Trio)
 1956 Cha-Cha-Cha Boom!
Mary Kaye
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 1957 Boy on a Dolphin (lead singer - uncredited)
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 1958 Home Before Dark (performer: "Home Before Dark")
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 1964 That Regis Philbin Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... Herself
 1964 International Cabaret (TV Series)
Themselves
- Episode #1.2 (1964) ... Themselves (as The Mary Kaye Trio)
 1961 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
Themselves
- Episode #5.42 (1961) ... Themselves (as The Mary Kaye Trio)
 1957-1959 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #4.13 (1959) ... Herself (as The Mary Kaye Trio)
- Episode #2.24 (1958) ... Herself (as Mary Kaye Trio)
 1959 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Tommy Sands, The Mary Kaye Trio (1959) ... Herself (as The Mary Kaye Trio)
 1957 The Eddie Fisher Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Betty Grable (1957) ... Herself (as Mary Kaye Trio)
 1956 The Rosemary Clooney Show (TV Series)
Themselves
- Mary Kaye Trio (1956) ... Themselves (as Mary Kaye Trio)
 1951-1955 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
Themselves
- Episode #8.1 (1955) ... Themselves (as The Mary Kaye Trio)
- Episode #4.14 (1951) ... Themselves (as Mary Kaye Trio)
 1954 Red Skelton Revue (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #1.4 (1954) ... Herself (as the Mary Kaye Trio)
- Episode #1.1 (1954) ... Herself (as the Mary Kaye Trio)
 1951 The James Melton Show (TV Series)
Themselves
- Vaughn Monroe, Victor Moore, The Mary Kaye Trio, The Wiere Brothers (1951) ... Themselves (as The Mary Kaye Trio)
- Al Bernie, The Mary Kaye Trio (1951) ... Themselves (as The Mary Kaye Trio)
 1951 The Ken Murray Show (TV Series)
Herself - as the Mary Kaye Trio
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album (as The Mary Kaye Trio): "Jackpot" (Warner Bros.). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »


Alternate Names:

The Mary Kaye Trio | Mary Kaye Trio | the Mary Kaye Trio
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

She was a Hawaiian guitarist and singer who had her own trio; the other musicians were her older brother Norman Kaye and Frank Ross. They began playing at Las Vegas' Frontier casino-hotel in the 1950s. They recorded 13 albums, and played on four movie soundtracks. See more »

Trademark:

Known for the Fender Mary Kaye Stratocaster guitar named after her.

Nickname:

The First Lady of Rock and Roll See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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