Graduate of Van Nuys High School (California) 1943, which also spawned other Hollywood luminaries: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford and many other stars.
Voiced "Hershey's Kisses" commercials for the last 14 years of his life.
Directed more than 50 plays and appeared in over 200 stage productions.
Studied at Pomona College and UCLA, and graduated from what is now called Carnegie Mellon University.
From a show business family, his father was pioneer art director Leo "K" Kuter and mother was silent screen actress Evelyn Edler, who died in July 2003 at age 103, just a few months before Kay passed away.
Character actor best known for his countrified roles, though he was born in Los Angeles. Seesawed between the two bucolic 1960s sitcoms "Petticoat Junction" and "Green Acres" as neighborly farmer Newt Kiley.
Son of Leo K. Kuter
Kay is currently appearing in a television ad for 800.com, in which he plays a grandfather who wakes up from catatonia long enough to tell his grandchildren about the speed of 800.com. [December 1999]
Never married and was survived by his sister and nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.