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Kaye Ballard (born November 20, 1925) is an American musical theatre and television actress, comedienne, and singer. She was born as Catherine Gloria Balotta in Cleveland, Ohio to an Italian American family.

Ballard established herself as a musical comedienne in the 1940s, joining the Spike Jones touring revue of entertainers. Capable of playing broad physical comedy as well as stand-up dialogue routines, she became familiar in television and stage productions. During 1954 she was the first person to record the song "In Other Words" (later renamed "Fly Me To The Moon").

In 1957, she and Alice Ghostley played the two ugly stepsisters in the live telecast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, starring Julie Andrews in the title role. From 1967-69, she co-starred in the NBC sitcom, The Mothers-in-Law, with Eve Arden. She also appeared as a regular on The Doris Day Show from 1970-72. She made appearances on the American television game show Match Game. In 1976 she was a guest star on The Muppet Show.

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