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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:
38
First Appeared:
In the movie Getting an Eyeful 1938-01-21
Latest Project:
Movie Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration 2015-10-13
Known For
Poster of Pinocchio
Filmography
Movie Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Himself (archive footage) 2015-10-13
Series Star Trek: Enterprise Unknown 2001-09-26
Movie Bogart: The Untold Story Himself - in March on Washington D.C. (archive footage) (uncredited) 1997-01-05
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Movie Skokie Max Feldman 1981-11-17
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie Pinocchio Geppetto / Boris Stroganoff 1976-03-27
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-05
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
Movie The Madwoman of Chaillot The Ragpicker 1969-10-12
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie The Man from the Diners' Club Ernest Klenk 1963-04-17
Series The Lucy Show Unknown 1962-10-01
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
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 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
Series The Emmy Awards Unknown 1949-01-25
Movie Breakdowns of 1949 Himself 1949-01-01
Movie It's a Great Feeling Himself, Cameo Appearance (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 Night Shift Danny Kaye 1942-01-02
Movie Getting an Eyeful 1938-01-21