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Joel Grey's famous family line

Father Mickey Katz, daughter Jennifer Grey.

January 17, 2011
  • Joel Grey's father Mickey Katz was a famed musician.
Joel Grey's father Mickey Katz was a famed musician. (Los Angeles Times File Photo )

'Cabaret'

Joel Grey won a supporting actor Tony for the 1966 Broadway production of "Cabaret" as the malevolent Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub and the supporting actor Oscar for Bob Fosse's celebrated 1972 film version.

'Dancing With the Stars'

Grey's daughter, Jennifer, not only won season 11 last fall of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," she also was nominated for a Golden Globe as Frances "Baby" Houseman in the 1987 favorite, "Dirty Dancing."

Mickey Katz

Grey's father, Mickey Katz, was a renowned clarinetist but was best loved for his musical parodies, such as "Duvid Crockett," "Borscht Riders in the Sky" and "Barber of Schlemiel."

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