Danny Kaye

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Danny Kaye
David Daniel Kaminsky
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Actor, singer, comedian

Kaye, Danny (b. David Daniel Kominski)

(1913–1987) comic actor; born in New York City. Dropping out of school at age 13, he began as a comic in the "Borscht Circuit" in the Catskills, then worked as a singer and dancer in nightclubs and vaudeville until he made his Broadway debut in 1939. With his genius for mimicry, controlled slapstick, and patter song delivery, he appeared in a series of successful films from Up in Arms (1944) through The Court Jester (1956), all concocted primarily as vehicles for his versatility. He continued to appear in movies through 1969, and he had a popular variety show on television (1963–67), but increasingly he gave his energies to charitable causes, especially as a fundraiser for UNICEF, and often by appearing as a mock guest conductor of symphony orchestras. He received a special Academy Award in 1954 for "his service… to the motion picture industry and the American people."
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Danny Kay, 26, is questioning why police failed to retrieve evidence prior to his now overturned conviction, and why he had to rely on his family to clear his name.
Danny Kay was jailed at Derby Crown Court after jurors were told a woman had accused him of raping her in 2012.
Today, we have a few more choices for eco-friendly-or should we say, people-friendly-clothing," explained Danny Kay, founder/ CEO of DUO DU LONDON.
2014 also marks two other UNICEF anniversaries: the 60th Anniversary of UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassadors (GWAs) Programme (past and present GWAs include Danny Kay, Audrey Hepburn, David Beckham, Katy Perry, amongst others) and the 35th Anniversary of the Music for UNICEF Concert -- a huge gathering of music stars such as ABBA, Bee Gees, Olivia Newton-John and Rod Stewart, in 1979 to help raise awareness and funds for UNICEF.
Stead said his name was Danny Kay and offered to stage pub comedy nights.
Peter Stead, 50, claimed he was Danny Kay and is alleged to have tricked pub landlords out of cash by offering to put on comedy nights for charity, but then failed to.
Peter Stead, 50, said he was called Danny Kay and allegedly tricked pub landlords out of cash by offering to put on comedy nights for charity, but then failed to do so.
The alleged frauds took place in the summer of 2009 in Derby when a man professing to be Danny Kay asked pub landlords for money for comedy nights to raise cash for the Lewis Mighty Fund.
Chris Gordon and Danny Kay are also powerchair England internationals.
Peter Stead, 48, is accused of conning pub landlords in Derbyshire out of thousands of pounds in 2009 by claiming to be an entertainer and the brother of Peter Kay, posing as Danny Kay.
The VIP room will be hosted by Twisted Elegance, with Pat Drury, Danny Kay and Ant Ashcroft.
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