Singer Tiny Tim

Celebrity Q&A, People
on June 1, 2008

What was the real name of singer Tiny Tim, and what is he doing now?
—Ellen West, DeWitt, Ark.

Born Herbert Butros Khaury in New York, the "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" singer died in 1996 at the age of 64 after suffering a heart attack during a performance. With his warbling falsetto voice, prominent nose and long curly hair, the ukulele-strumming, 6-foot-1-inch Khaury often was considered a novelty act, but his numerous recordings reveal a much more serious musician.