Fay McKay

Fay McKay

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fay McKay (August 10, 1930 - April 4, 2008) was an American entertainer. She spent the majority of her career in Las Vegas. Born as Fayetta Gelinas in Manchester, New Hampshire, she won the 1951 Ted Mack Amateur Hour award and toured with the group. After touring with the group she was an opening act for Liberace and toured with Mickey Finn. She was best-known for her performance of The Twelve Daze of Christmas, in which she played an intoxicated singer who receives the following cocktails and whiskys from her true love: 12 dry Martinis (which Fay pronounces "Martoonis"), 11 Bloody Marys (which at one point Fay refers to as "that green stuff"), 10 dry Manhattans, 9 Margaritas (as Fay gets drunker, she sings "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and says "9 Roto-Rooters" and "9 rigor mortis." In another performance Fay says "9 Resurrections.") 8 sweet Old Fashioneds, 7 Johnnie Walkers, 6 Cuba Libres, 5 dry Rob Roys, 4 Old Fitzgeralds, 3 Old Crows, 2 Cutty Sarks (which later becomes "2 City Bus").
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135752421
  • 9786135752427