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Stubby Kaye

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Stubby Kaye (11 November 1918-14 December 1997) played Jerome Weismuller in the Doctor Who serial Delta and the Bannermen. The American actor's appearance in Doctor Who came near the end of a long career in film and stage which included spotlight appearances in the classic 1950s Hollywood musicals L'il Abner (where he sang his signature song, "Jubilation T. Cornpone") and Guys and Dolls where he appeared opposite Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. He also appeared in Cat Ballou opposite Nat King Cole as one of the singing narrators, and was the host of the Saturday-morning children's game show Shenanigans from 1964 to 1965.

One of his last high-profile film appearances was in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) as the studio tycoon caught playing "pattycake" with Jessica Rabbit. According to the DVD release of the Doctor Who story, his appearance in Delta and the Bannermen was filmed soon after he shot his scenes for the movie. Kaye is one of a relatively small number of American actors to appear on Doctor Who during the classic series run.

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