Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Location of death: Newport Beach, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Voice of Woody Woodpecker
Military service: US Navy (1944-46)
Sang with the Kay Kyser Big Band 1938-49, whose hits with Babbitt include The White Cliffs of Dover, On a Slow Boat to China, and The Umbrella Man. He is also well remembered for a recording of All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth. Perhaps more famous was his laugh, which was used as the trademark voice of Woody Woodpecker.
Babbitt retired in 1964 and became a real estate agent, but returned to the business in 1985 after Kyser's death, puchasing the band's back catalog from Kyser's widow and toured for about a decade.
Wife: Betty (married 69 years)
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
Carolina Blues (20-Dec-1944) · Himself
Around the World (24-Nov-1943) · Himself
Swing Fever (1-Nov-1943) · Himself
My Favorite Spy (28-May-1942)
Playmates (26-Dec-1941) · Himself
You'll Find Out (22-Nov-1940) · Himself
That's Right -- You're Wrong (24-Nov-1939) · Himself
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