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Tiny Tim

Tiny TimAKA Herbert Butros Khaury

Born: 12-Apr-1932 [1]
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 30-Nov-1996
Location of death: Minneapolis, MN
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Tip Toe Thru the Tulips

The most famous ukelele player in history, noted for the falsetto Tip Toe Thru the Tulips (by Al Dubin and Joe Burke), rising to #17 on the Billboard charts. He is also noted for his marriage to 17-year-old Miss Vicki on The Tonight Show in 1969, bringing record ratings and 35 million viewers. After a heart attack in September 1996, he died during a performance two months later.


[1] According to his passport and New York City birth certificate, he was born in 1932, not 1923 as he had sometimes claimed.

Father: Butros Khaury (d. 2-Apr-1971)
Mother: Tillie Staff (b. 15-Jan-1893, d. 9-Jul-1986)
Wife: Victoria Brudinger ("Miss Vicki", m. 17-Dec-1969, div. 1977, one daughter)
Daughter: Tulip Victoria (b. 10-May-1971)
Wife: Jan Alweiss (m. 26-Jun-1984, div. 1995)
Wife: Susan Marie Gardner ("Miss Susie", m. 18-Aug-1995, until his death)

    High School: George Washington High School (expelled)

    Expelled from School
    Heart Attack Montague, MA (28-Sep-1996)
    Lebanese Ancestry Paternal
    Jewish Ancestry Maternal
    Risk Factors: Diabetes

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Private Parts (7-Mar-1997) · Himself
    Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (21-Feb-1997) · Himself
    Blood Harvest (1987)
    One Trick Pony (3-Oct-1980) · Himself
    You Are What You Eat (24-Sep-1968) · Himself

Rotten Library Page:
Tiny Tim

Author of books:
Beautiful Thoughts (1969)



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