Jaye P. Morgan

About Jaye P. Morgan

Who is it?: Actress, Soundtrack, Music Department
Birth Day: December 03, 1931
Birth Place:  Mancos, Colorado, United States
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Occupation: Singer, actress

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Jaye P. Morgan was born on December 03, 1931 in  Mancos, Colorado, United States, is Actress, Soundtrack, Music Department. Sassy, dusky-voiced entertainer Jaye P. Morgan was not always so sassy, but today this is for which she is fondly remembered. She was born Mary Margaret Morgan in 1931 and began performing at an early age for family and friends. She eagerly entertained at school assemblies and, when she graduated from Verdugo Hills High School (California) in 1949, left to seek her fame and fortune on the cabaret circuit. She quickly got a regular singing gig with the Frank De Vol Orchestra and was soon charting her recordings. She first hit big with "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" in 1951. Other hits to follow were "The Longest Walk" and "That's All I Want from You". The now-popular song stylist soon took to TV, making her debut as a regular vocalist on Stop the Music (1949). She was a consistent guest performer on all the best variety showcases, including Perry Como and Ed Sullivan's shows, and in 1956 even managed to hostess her own variety program, The Jaye P. Morgan Show (1956), accompanied by her singing siblings "The Morgan Brothers (Duke, Bob, Charlie and Dick). She maintained a very proper, wholesome image, as expected, during these vital years. In the 60s, Jaye P. took a long sabbatical from the industry to regroup, with only occasional night club appearances to show for it. But, she came back swinging in the next decade, reinventing herself to a whole new generation. The new package was hipper, fresher, saucier, sexier, funnier and definitely crazier. She focused this time as an actress and comedienne. Wild-and-crazy producer Chuck Barris took a huge liking to this racy new package and made her household name all over again with his cult TV program The Gong Show (1976) and their zany offshoots. Jaye P. let it all hang out this time and Barris' shows were the perfect formats for her to pull out all the stops. Now in her 70s, she has lost little of her zing. Her last appearance was a cameo in George Clooney's film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), an off-centered semi-biopic about Barris. Jaye P. Morgan...one of a kind and one heck of a dame. She definitely did it her way.
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Morgan was born in Mancos in Montezuma County in far southwestern Colorado. Her family moved to California by the time she was in high school. Morgan had six siblings; five brothers and one sister. In the late 1940s, at Verdugo Hills High School in the Tujunga neighborhood of Los Angeles, she served as class treasurer (and got the nickname "Jaye P." after the banker J. Pierpont Morgan) and sang at school assemblies, accompanied by her brother on guitar.


In 1950, a year after her graduation from high school, Morgan made a recording of "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" issued by Derby Records, which made it to #26 in the U.S. Billboard record chart . Soon after, she received an RCA Victor recording contract, and she had five hits in one year, including "That's All I Want from You," her biggest hit, which reached #3 on the chart. Other notable hits included "The Longest Walk" and "Pepper Hot Baby". In 1954, she married Michael Baiano. She joined MGM Records in 1959 after spending the previous six years with RCA Victor.


From 1954 to 1955, Morgan was a vocalist on the ABC television series show Stop the Music. In November 1955, the British music magazine, NME, reported that Morgan was the top female vocalist in the U.S. Cash Box poll.


She spent considerable time in the 1960s making nightclub appearances. In 1966, she guest starred on CBS's My Three Sons as fading singer Claudia Farrell in the episode entitled "A Falling Star".


In 1961, Morgan was cast as Sally Dwight in the episode "Money and the Minister" of the CBS anthology series, General Electric Theater, hosted by Ronald Reagan. In 1962, she played Patty Maxwell in "Patti's Tune" of the CBS military sitcom/drama Hennesey, starring Jackie Cooper. That same year, she was cast as Kitty Flanders in "That's Showbiz" on NBC's The Joey Bishop Show. In 1964, Morgan was cast as Ruth Evans in the episode "Sunday Father" of the NBC medical drama, The Eleventh Hour.


In 1973, Morgan played herself in the episode "The Songwriter" of the sitcom, The Odd Couple. She appeared as Magda Valentine in the film The All-American Boy, and continued to play small roles in films such as Loose Shoes (1980), Night Patrol (1984) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992).


From 1976 to 1978, Morgan was a regular panelist on the popular game/variety show The Gong Show, from which she was fired for flashing her breasts. She also appeared on Rhyme and Reason and Match Game and in the 1980 "behind-the-scenes" movie version of The Gong Show. She also appeared on the Playboy Channel game show Everything Goes, and with her former Gong partner Jamie Farr on Hollywood Squares Game Show Week II in 2004.


Morgan appeared in the 2002 George Clooney–directed film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, a fictionalized version of the life of Chuck Barris, creator of TV game shows The Gong Show, The Dating Game, and The Newlywed Game.