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Ish Kabibble


Delivered Merwyn Bogue and known with the stage name of Ish Kabibble, he’s remembered being a comedian, singer, and cornet participant. He became well-known for his shows in such mid-twentieth-century movies as YOU WILL DISCOVER Out and that is Right You’re Incorrect. After attending rules school at Western world Virginia College or university, he started his career being a comedian. After handling the Kay Kyser Orchestra for just two decades, he quit his entertainment profession to pursue property possibilities. He and his wife, Janet Meade, welcomed two daughters and one boy between 1937 and 1941. He collaborated with songwriter Kay Kyser on many projects, like the 1943 film Hundreds Cheer as well as the late 1940s tv game display Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Understanding.

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Full Name Ish Kabibble
Date Of Birth January 19, 1908
Died June 5, 1994, Joshua Tree, California, United States
Place Of Birth Pennsylvania
Profession Comedian
Education West Virginia University
Nationality American
Spouse Janet Meade Bogue
Movies Around the World
Star Sign Capricorn

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1Inducted into the Erie [Pennsylvania] Hall of Fame in 2012.
2He was survived by his wife, Janet, three children, and eight grandchildren.
3His wife, Janet (Meade) Bogue was born in Ohio on May 21, 1912. She passed away on June 13, 1994 at the age of 82, eight days after her husband.
4His 1989 autobiography explained the meaning behind his stage name. "Ish Kabibble" derives from the Yiddish expression "Ische ga bibble?", meaning, essentially, "What, me worry?", the expression later appropriated by MAD Magazine as a motto for its Ish Kabibble-like fictitious mascot Alfred E. Neuman.
5Merwyn Bogue (Ish Kabibble) turned from music to selling real estate when big bands declined in popularity.



Riding High1950Musician (uncredited)
Flamingo Road1949Johnny Simms (uncredited)
Carolina Blues1944Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
G.I. Journal1944ShortIsh
Around the World1943Ish Kabibble (as Merwyn 'Ish Kabibble' Bogue)
Swing Fever1943Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
Thousands Cheer1943Singer in 'I Dug a Ditch' Number (uncredited)
My Favorite Spy1942Ish Kabibble - Member Kay Kyser's Band (as Ish Kabibble)
Playmates1941Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
You'll Find Out1940Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
That's Right - You're Wrong1939Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)



Riding High1950performer: "The Horse Told Me" 1950 - uncredited
Thousands Cheer1943performer: "I Dug A Ditch"
Playmates1941performer: "Thank Your Lucky Stars and Stripes" 1941, "Romeo Smith and Juliet Jones" 1941
You'll Find Out1940performer: "Like the Fella Once Said" 1940, "The Bad Humor Man" 1940 - uncredited
That's Right - You're Wrong1939performer: "The Little Red Fox N'Ya N'Ya You Can't Catch Me" 1939, "The Answer Is Love" 1939



Star of the Family1950TV SeriesHimself
College of Musical Knowledge1949-1950TV Seriesas Ish Kabibble / Himself
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 11941Documentary shortHimself - Ish Kabibble (uncredited)

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1No matter how much you know about one thing, there's always something else you ain't as good at as, because if you was, you wouldn't be as good at the thing you are at now, if you are?

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