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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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Jan 18, 1911 In Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Dime a Dance 1937-12-23
Latest Project:
Movie Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration 2015-10-13
Known For
Poster of The Cosby Show
Poster of An Evening with Danny Kaye and the New York Philharmonic
Poster of The Dick Cavett Show
Poster of The Ed Sullivan Show
Movie Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Himself (archive footage) 2015-10-13
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Unknown 2014-02-01
Movie Bing Crosby: Rediscovered Unknown 2014-12-02
Movie Hollywood Musicals of the 40's (archive footage) 2000-09-01
Movie 'White Christmas': A Look Back with Rosemary Clooney Phil Davis (uncredited/archive footage) 2000-11-21
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 The Best Of Danny Kaye - The Television Years Himself 1993-07-01
Movie That's Dancing! Unknown 1985-01-01
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Series The Cosby Show Dr. Burns 1984-09-20
Movie Musical Comedy Tonight II Unknown 1981-02-11
Series Sylvia Fine Kaye's Musical Comedy Tonight II Self 1981-02-11
Movie An Evening with Danny Kaye and the New York Philharmonic Unknown 1981-09-23
Movie Skokie Max Feldman 1981-11-17
Series Musical Comedy Tonight Self 1979-10-01
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Series Auf los geht's los himself 1977-01-22
Movie Pinocchio Geppetto / Boris Stroganoff 1976-03-27
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-05
Movie Peter Pan Captain Hook / Mr Darling 1976-12-12
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford Himself 1973-04-02
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Movie The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes Marmaduke 1972-02-21
Movie Here Comes Peter Cottontail Narrator 1971-04-04
Series V.I.P. Schaukel Unknown 1971-05-09
Movie The Madwoman of Chaillot The Ragpicker 1969-10-12
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie Salute to Stan Laurel Himself 1965-11-23
Movie The Man from the Diners' Club Ernest Klenk 1963-04-17
Series The Danny Kaye Show Self - Host 1963-09-25
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Series The Lucy Show Danny Kaye 1962-10-01
Movie On the Double Pfc. Ernie Williams 1961-05-19
Series The DuPont Show of the Week Unknown 1961-09-17
Movie Lifetime of Comedy Unknown 1960-01-01
Movie The Five Pennies Ernest Loring Nichols 1959-01-01
Movie Me and the Colonel S.L. Jacobowsky 1958-10-01
Movie Merry Andrew Andrew Larabee 1958-03-20
Movie The Court Jester Hubert Hawkins 1955-12-24
Movie Knock On Wood Jerry Morgan 1954-04-06
Movie White Christmas Phil Davis 1954-10-14
Series The Oscars Himself 1953-03-18
Movie Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen 1952-12-19
Movie On the Riviera Jack Martin / Henri Duran 1951-04-20
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Breakdowns of 1949 Himself 1949-01-01
Series The Emmy Awards Unknown 1949-01-25
Movie It's a Great Feeling Danny Kaye (uncredited) 1949-08-01
Movie The Inspector General Georgi 1949-12-31
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
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 Up in Arms Danny Weems 1944-02-17
Movie I Am an American Himself (uncredited) 1944-12-23
Movie Night Shift Danny Kaye 1942-01-02
Movie Getting an Eyeful Nikolai Nikolaevich 1938-01-21
Movie Cupid Takes a Holiday Nikolai Nikolaevich 1938-02-04
Movie Money on Your Life Nikolai Nikolaevich 1938-05-13
Movie Dime a Dance Eddie 1937-12-23