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Herbert B Khaury
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Herbert B Khaury

4/12/1932 – 11/30/1996


12/5/1996 (Buried)


Memorial Mausoleum | Room 117 | Tier 2 | Crypt F
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Tiny Tim was a singer and musician who had a hit with "Tip Toe Through the Tulips With Me" and guest-starred on shows like Laugh-In and The Tonight Show.Born on April 12, 1932, Tiny Tim performed as a singer and guitar/ukulele player in 1960s Greenwich Village before making guest appearances on Laugh-In and The Ed Sullivan Show. Known for his distinctive falsetto, he had a hit with his remake of "Tip-Toe Through the Tulips With Me." His wedding to his fiancée Miss Vicki on The Tonight Show also drew the most viewers in the show’s history. He died on November 30, 1996. Tim was born Herbert Buckingham Khaury on April 12, 1932, in New York, New York. His father, Butros Hanna Khaury, was from Lebanon and his mother, Tillie Staff, was a Jewish woman from Poland. Tim was raised in the Washington Heights section of New York City, where he developed a love for American songs and music, mostly from the late 1800s th rough the early 1900s. An unhappy student, Tim dropped out of high school and learned how to play the guitar and the ukulele.

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