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Merwyn “Ish Kabibble” Bogue

  • Birth 19 Jan 1908 Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 5 Jun 1994 Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 9023919

Cornet player and Comic. Billed as Ish Kabibble, Bogue made a career out of pretending to be what he was not. Sporting an undersize hat and over-size bangs, he played a moronic sidekick to Big Band leader Kay Kyser on the radio and TV hit Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge. He earned his nickname from a comedy performance of the Yiddish song "Isch Ka Bibble" (I Should Worry). The song was popular with the public and people began to call him by its name. Bogue turned from music to selling real estate when big bands declined in popularity.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 1 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9023919
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Merwyn “Ish Kabibble” Bogue (19 Jan 1908–5 Jun 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9023919, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.