Kaye Ballard Kaye Ballard, born Catherine Gloria Balotta on November 20, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio to an Italian immigrant father, is an actress who has appeared on Broadway and on television.
From 1967-1969, she co-starred in the NBC sitcom, The Mothers-in-Law, with the late Eve Arden.
In 2005, she appeared in a road company production of Nunsense, which was written by Dan Goggin.
She survived breast cancer and has never married.
On Broadway, she has starred as Helen in The Golden Apple, as Rosalie in Carnival! (with Jerry Orbach), and as Ruth in Joseph Papp's production of The Pirates of Penzance. She closed out-of-town in Marc Blitzstein's Reuben Reuben and played Hattie Walker in the Paper Mill Playhouse's 1998 revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies.
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.
She appears on several of Ben Bagley's Painted Smiles recordings (Cole Porter Revisited, etc.) and recently completed her autobiography, How I Lost 10 Pounds in 53 Years.
She has also made appearances on the American television game show Match Game, which currently airs on GSN.