Mickey Katz

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Birthday
15, 1909
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Apr 30, 1985 (75)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1909
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Apr 30, 1985 (75)

About

Jewish musical comedian who used his background to gain wide acclaim in the 1940s. In 1948 he produced the English-Yiddish stage revue Borscht Capades.

Before Fame

He was a member of Spike Jones and His City Slickers, creating the memorable sounds vocal effects like the "glugg" on Cocktails for Two.

Trivia

Venturing out on his own, he performed Yiddish-English parody songs, which many loved and many others thought were too stereotypical.

Family Life

He was the father of Broadway star Joel Grey, and the grandfather of actress Jennifer Gray.

Associated With

He paved the way for future generations of parody singers, like Weird Al Yankovic.