Kay Armen

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Armenuhi Manoogian better known by her stage name Kay Armen (Chicago, Illinois November 2, 1915 – New York City, New York, October 3, 2011), was a popular American Armenian singer during the 1940s and 1950s.[1] Her career in show business spanned almost six decades, as she worked in radio, television, onstage and in film. She also wrote many songs, performed in nightclubs and recorded many records.[2]

She appeared in a number of roles, notably in NBC 1959 sitcom Love and Marriage, and on screen in 1955 MGM musical Hit the Deck and 1961 film Hey, Let's Twist!. She was also a songwriter with compositions including "Be Good to Yourself", "My Love and I" and "It’s a Sin to Cry Over You".[2]

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Her younger brother Robert Manoogian, Jr. (January 4, 1918 – April 3, 2002) was an American professional wrestler who was best known for his work with National Wrestling Alliance in the 1940s as Bobby Managoff.[2]


  • 1955: Hit the Deck as Mrs. Ottavio Ferrari
  • 1959-1960: Love and Marriage as Sophie (TV series, 18 episodes)
  • 1961: Hey, Let's Twist! as Angie
  • 1980: Jimmy B. & André as Mama Butsicaris (TV film)
  • 1981: Paternity as Claudia Feinstein


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