Kaye Ballard, the versatile singer, comedienne and actress best known for her role as one of the main title characters on the 1960s popular NBC sitcom, The Mothers-in-Law, has died at the age of 93.
According to The Desert Sun, which was first to report her death news, the actress passed away on Monday, January 21 at her home in Rancho Mirage, California. The cause of death has yet to be disclosed.
Kaye was a popular nightclub entertainer and a Broadway star who was the first to record the world-famous tune Fly Me to the Moon.
On The Mothers-in-Law sitcom, she portrayed Kaye Buell, the big-mouth wife of a TV writer, which was played by actor Roger C. Carmel in season 1 and Richard Deacon in second 2.
Eve Arden and Herbert Rudley played the married neighbors of Kaye and (Roger and Richard). The couples' kids, Jerry Fogel and Deborah Walley, elope in the show but the mothers-in-law can't do anything but get in the way.
— Pat Saperstein (@Variety_PatS) January 22, 2019
The reality show, which was created by Bob Carroll and Madelyn Pugh Davis, and produced by Desi Arnaz, ran from 1967 to 1969.
Most recently, Kaye appeared for a screening of the documentary Kaye Ballard: The Show Goes On at a Palm Springs International Film Festival this month.
Rest in Peace Kaye Ballard!
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