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Victor Borge

Victor Borge, born Børge Rosenbaum, was a Danish- American comedian, conductor and pianist, affectionately known as "The Clown Prince of Denmark", "The Unmelancholy Dane", and "The Great Dane". He was born in Copenhagen and started out as a classic concert pianist, having his first major concert in 1926. In 1933 he started his now famous "stand up" act, with the signature blend of piano music and jokes, and married American Elsie Chilton the same year. Borge started touring extensively in Europe, where he began telling anti-Nazi jokes. When Germany invaded Denmark on 9 April 1940, he was touring Sweden, and fled via finland to the USA with his American wife. Once in the USA,  he took the name Victor Borge, and quickly managed to adapt his jokes to the American audience, learning English by watching movies. In 1941 he was hired by Bing Crosby for his Kraft Music Hall, and from then on, his fame just grew and grew.

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Jan 3, 1909 In København
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Frk. Møllers jubilæum 1937-08-30
Latest Project:
Movie Victor Borge: Verdens Morsomste Mand 2009-01-24
Known For
Poster of Victor Borge: Then & Now III in Washington D.C.
Poster of The Dick Cavett Show
Poster of What's My Line?
Poster of The Ed Sullivan Show
Movie Victor Borge: Verdens Morsomste Mand Him self 2009-01-24
Movie Victor Borge: The Great Dane of Comedy Self 2008-10-08
Movie Victor Borge: På hjemmebane Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Victor Borge - In Concert & Encore Himself 2005-02-12
Movie The Legendary Victor Borge Himself 2004-05-04
Movie Victor Borge's Funniest Moments Himself 2004-06-21
Movie Lost Episodes of Victor Borge - Volume One Himself 2004-06-21
Movie Lost Episodes of Victor Borge - Volume Two Himself 2004-06-21
Movie Victor Borge: Then and Now, Vol. II Self 2002-09-18
Movie Victor Borge: Then & Now III in Washington D.C. Self 1996-01-03
Movie Victor Borge: Then & Now Himself 1992-11-24
Movie The Best of Victor Borge: Act I & II himself 1990-06-21
Movie The King of Comedy Himself 1982-12-18
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Self 1978-12-28
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-05
Series Lørdagshjørnet Unknown 1976-10-16
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show Unknown 1968-09-15
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie The Daydreamer Zenith, the Second Tailor (voice) 1966-06-01
Series The Dean Martin Show Unknown 1965-09-16
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Series Kraft Music Hall Self - Host 1958-10-08
Series Tony Awards Presenter 1956-04-01
Series The Victor Borge Show Self - Host 1951-02-03
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Higher and Higher Sir Victor 1943-12-31
Movie De tre måske fire Kontorist - Bøjesen 1939-02-27
Movie Alarm Tjener Cæsar 1938-02-21
Movie Frk. Møllers jubilæum Unknown 1937-08-30
Movie Der var engang en vicevært Komponist Bøegh 1937-12-26