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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But the most memorable was an appearance on "The Danny Kaye Show." The young members of Herman's Hermits donned suits.
He produced and/or directed for early TV anthologies including "Studio One," "Robert Montgomery Presents," and "The United States Steel Hour." He also worked on "Your Hit Parade," "The Andy Williams Show," "The Twilight Zone," "Rawhide," "The Danny Kaye Show" and specials with Arthur Godfrey.
And Korman, who also has four Emmys of his own, appeared in "The Danny Kaye Show" and "Mama's Family" with film credits that include Blazing Saddles and History of the World, Part 1.