Morgan, Jaye P. 1931-

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Morgan, Jaye P. 1931-


Original name, Mary Margaret Morgan; born December 3, 1931, in Mancos, CO; sister of Bob Morgan, Charlie Morgan, Dick Morgan, and Duke Morgan (all singers).


Actress. Began performing at the age of three with the family vaudeville act, The Morgan Family; sang with Hank Penny, c. late 1940s, and the Frank De Vol Orchestra, 1950-53; toured the United States with her nightclub act, 1955.

Awards, Honors:

Voted best female singer of 1954, Down Beat magazine; Cash Box magazine award, best female vocalist, 1955; named best new female vocalist, Record Whirl magazine.


Film Appearances:

(With The Morgan Family) Stars Over Broadway, Warner Bros., 1935.

Singer, Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (short), Universal, 1953.

Magda, The All-American Boy, Warner Bros., 1973.

Stop-It nurse, Loose Shoes (also known as Coming Attractions and Quackers), National American Films, 1980.

Herself, The Gong Show Movie, Universal, 1980.

Kate Parker, Night Patrol, New World Pictures, 1984.

Celebrity number two, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (also known as Home Alone II), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Herself, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (also known as Confessions d'un homme dangereux), Miramax, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Stop the Music, ABC, 1949.

The Robert Q. Lewis Show, 1954-55.

Coke Time (also known as Coke Time with Eddie Fisher), NBC, 1955.

The Perry Como Show (also known as Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall and The Chesterfield Supper Club), 1955.

The Jaye P. Morgan Show, NBC, 1956.

The Gong Show, NBC, 1976.

Performer, The Chuck Barris Rah-Rah Show, NBC, 1978.

The $1.98 Beauty Show, syndicated, 1978.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Plush Horse singer, Adventures of Nick Carter, NBC, 1972.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Sonja Henie's Holiday on Ice, NBC, 1956.

Honeymoon Game, 1971.

Burt and the Girls, NBC, 1973.

The Don Rickles Show, CBS, 1975.

Host, The All-American College Comedy Show, CBS, 1979.

Anything for a Laugh—Twenty Years of the Best of the Chuck Barris Show, ABC, 1985.

TV's Most Censored Moments, TRIO and USA Network, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Singer, The Colgate Comedy Hour (also known as Colgate Summer Comedy Hour, Colgate Variety Hour, and Michael Todd Revue), NBC, 1955.

Singer, "Ice Capades," The Steve Allen Show (also known as The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), NBC, 1956.

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (also known as The Dinah Shore Show), NBC, 1956.

The Julius LaRosa Show, 1957.

Singer, Toast of the Town (also known as The Ed Sullivan Show), CBS, 1958, 1959.

"On Stage with Music," The Bell Telephone Hour, NBC, 1959.

"Fun Fair," Startime (also known as Ford Startime and Lincoln-Mercury Startime), NBC, 1960.

"John Wayne Show," The Jack Benny Program (also known as The Jack Benny Show), CBS, 1960.

Sally Dwight, "Money and the Minister," General Electric Theater (also known as G. E. Theater), CBS, 1961.

Patti Maxwell, "Patti's Tune," Hennesey, CBS, 1962.

Ruth Evans, "Sunday Father," The Eleventh Hour, NBC, 1964.

Nightclub singer, "Second Chorus," My Three Sons, ABC, 1964.

Maggie Feeney, "Cap'n Ahab," Vacation Playhouse, CBS, 1965.

Claudia Farrell, "A Falling Star," My Three Sons, CBS, 1966.

Ginny McCabe, "The Girl from Missouri," The Outsider, NBC, 1969.

The Real Tom Kennedy Show, 1970.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1970-73.

Panelist, Mantrap, syndicated, 1971.

"Love and the Mistress," Love, American Style, ABC, 1971.

The Virginia Graham Show, 1972.

Match Game 73, CBS, 1973.

Herself, "The Songwriter," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1973.

Judy Farrell, "The Noise of a Quiet Weekend," Lucas Tanner, NBC, 1975.

Rhyme and Reason, ABC, 1976.

Break the Bank, 1976, 1977.

The Cross-Wits, syndicated, 1977.

The Merv Griffin Show, syndicated, 1977.

The Muppet Show, syndicated, 1977.

Olivia, "Gopher's Greatest Hits/The Vacation/One Rose a Day," The Love Boat, ABC, 1979.

Canada After Dark, CBC, 1979.

Celebrity Cooks, CBC, 1979.

Helen Brackett, "Double Play," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1984.

Cora Matthews/Cora Rush, "Son of the Groom," Too Close for Comfort (also known as The Ted Knight Show), syndicated, 1984.

The Howard Stern Show, syndicated, 1992.

"The Gong Show," E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 2003.

Television Theme Song Performer: Series:

Fay, NBC, 1975.

Stage Appearances:

Annie Get Your Gun, Pittsburgh Civic Light Orchestra, Pittsburgh, PA, and Melody Top Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1960.

Guys and Dolls, 1961.

Also appeared in The Tender Trap; The Unsinkable Molly Brown; The Pajama Game, St. Louis Municipal Opera, St. Louis, MS; Funny Girl; Nunsense; Miss Margarida's Way; The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies; as Miss Mona, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Major Tours:

Sugar Babies, U.S. cities, 1981-82.



Jaye P. Morgan and Orchestra, Royale, 1954, 1955, 1956.

Jaye P. Morgan Sings, Allegro, 1956.

Jaye P. Morgan Sings with Frank DeVol's Orchestra, Allegro Royale, 1956.

Jaye P. Morgan, RCA Victor, 1956.

The House of Jaye P. Morgan, Concord, 1957.

Jaye P. Morgan—Just You, Just Me, RCA Victor, 1958.

Jaye P. Morgan, Rondolette, 1958.

Jaye P. Morgan Slow & Easy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1959.

Jaye P. Morgan Up North, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960.

Jaye P. Morgan Down South, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960.

Jaye P. Morgan That Country Sound, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1961.

Jaye P. Morgan Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries, Tops Mayfair, 1962.

Montgomery Ward 90th Anniversary Presents Jaye P. Morgan, R.R.I. Records, 1962.

Jaye P. Morgan, Candor Records, 1976.

Jaye P. Morgan Lately!, Dejavu Record Company, 2005.


"That's All I Want From You," 1954.

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?," 1959.

"A Song For You," 1971.



Jaye P. Morgan Website,, July 20, 2007.

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