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Kenny Baker

Kenneth Laurence Baker

Singer, Actor, Motivational Speaker

(1912 - 1985)

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Kenny Baker was a vocalist and radio personality who first gained recognition as a regular on the Jack Benny show from 1935 to 1939. The popular tenor starred on Broadway in One Touch of Venus (1943) with Mary Martin and introduced the principle songs from the show, including “Speak Low.” That same year he appeared as himself in the film Stage Door Canteen.

Baker began his musical film career in 1934. His first starring role was in Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937) with Jane Wyman. He took the hit song, “Remember Me” by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, to number one on the Hit Parade. He introduced “Love Is Here to Stay,” by the Gershwins in The Goldwyn Follies of 1938 and had another hit with “Love Walked In,” also from that show. He starred in The Mikado in 1939 and appeared in the Marx Brothers’ At the Circus. He co-starred in The Hit Parade of 1941 and sang with both Cyd Charise and Judy Garland in The Harvey Girls (1946). In his last film, Calendar Girl (1947), he was the principal vocalist.

- Sandra Burlingame


The Harvey Girls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Roger Edens, Lennie Hayton, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger, Marjorie Main, Virginia Reece, Kenny Baker (Vocals), Judy Garland



Babes in Toyland / The Red Mill

Victor Herbert, Kenny Baker, Eileen Farrell



Love Walked In

Kenny Baker
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All-star cast including Gerturde Lawrence

Stage Door Canteen (1943)

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Judy Garland

The Harvey Girls

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Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Frank Albertson, Cliff Dunstan, Donald MacBride, Philip Loeb, Philip Wood, Alexander Asro, Charles Halton, Paul Everton, Constantine Romanoff, Josephine DeKarr, Jean Stevens

The Marx Brothers Collection (A Night at The Opera/A Day at The Races/A Night in Casablanca/Room Service/At the Circus/Go West/The Big Store)

Warner Home Video

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Calendar Girl (1947)

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