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Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye (born David Daniel Kaminsky; January 18, 1911 – March 3, 1987) was a celebrated American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian. His best known performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, and rapid-fire nonsense songs. Kaye starred in 17 movies, notably The Kid from Brooklyn (1946), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), The Inspector General (1949), Hans Christian Andersen (1952), and — perhaps his most accomplished performance — The Court Jester (1956). His films were extremely popular, especially his bravura performances of patter songs and children's favorites such as The Inch Worm and The Ugly Duckling. He was the first ambassador-at-large of UNICEF and received the French Legion of Honor in 1986 for his many years of work with the organization. Description above from the Wikipedia article Danny Kaye, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jan 18, 1911 In Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
30
First Appeared:
In the movie Getting an Eyeful 1938-01-21
Latest Project:
Movie Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration 2015-10-13
Known For
Filmography
Movie Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Himself (archive footage) 2015-10-13
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
Movie Bogart: The Untold Story Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1997-01-05
Movie The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender Himself (archive footage) 1997-11-01
Movie That's Dancing! 1985-01-01
Movie Skokie Max Feldman 1981-11-17
Movie Pinocchio Geppetto / Boris Stroganoff 1976-03-27
Movie The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes Marmaduke 1972-02-21
Movie The Madwoman of Chaillot The Ragpicker 1969-10-12
Movie The Man from the Diners' Club Ernest Klenk 1963-04-17
Series The Danny Kaye Show 1963-09-25
Movie On the Double Pfc. Ernie Williams 1961-05-19
Movie The Five Pennies Ernest Loring Nichols 1959-01-01
Movie Merry Andrew Andrew Larabee 1958-04-04
Movie Me and the Colonel S.L. Jacobowsky 1958-10-01
Movie The Court Jester Hubert Hawkins 1955-12-24
Movie Knock On Wood Jerry Morgan / Papa Morgan / Clarence 1954-04-06
Movie White Christmas Phil Davis 1954-10-14
Movie Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen 1952-12-19
Movie On the Riviera Jack Martin / Henri Duran 1951-04-20
Movie It's a Great Feeling Himself, Cameo Appearance (uncredited) 1949-08-01
Movie The Inspector General Georgi 1949-12-31
Movie A Song Is Born Professor Hobart Frisbee 1948-10-19
Movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Walter Mitty 1947-09-01
Movie The Kid from Brooklyn Burleigh Sullivan 1946-03-21
Movie Wonder Man Edwin Dingle / Buzzy Bellew 1945-01-01
Movie I Am an American Himself (uncredited) 1944-12-23
Movie Up in Arms Danny Weems 1944-02-17
Movie Getting an Eyeful Nikolai Nikolaevich 1938-01-21
Movie Money on Your Life Nikolai Nikolaevich 1938-05-13
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