Museum of the Moving Image Celebrates Danny Kaye, 4/27
Danny Kaye (1913-1987) was one of the most versatile, charismatic, and beloved entertainers of the 20th century. Museum of the Moving Image will present a special centennial tribute hosted by Dena Kaye, Danny Kaye's daughter, on Sunday, April 27, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.The program will begin with a jam-packed, breathtaking 28-minute compilation "The Genius of Danny Kaye," with highlights from his remarkable career, followed by a conversation with Dena Kaye moderated by Chief Curator David Schwartz. Afterwards, the Museum will present a rare screening of Knock on Wood, which may be the best screen showcase for Kaye's many talents.This program is free with paid Museum admission ($12 adults / $9 senior citizens and students / $6 children 3-12) and free for Museum members, who may reserve tickets in advance. For information about membership and to join, visit http://movingimage.us/suppport/membership or call 718 777 6877.Danny Kaye starred in eighteen movies, had an Emmy-winning variety show, and was equally brilliant as a comedian, singer, dancer, and dramatic actor-and best known for his shock of red hair, infectious smile, and ceaseless energy. He received two Academy Awards for his humanitarian activities and also served as UNICEF's first goodwill ambassador in 1954. He worked wholeheartedly and tirelessly until the end of his life. "I realized there are generations who don't know who my father is," noted Dena, a journalist and TV broadcaster. "The job of the Centennial is to reacquaint people with who he is. Ultimately, what is going to live on about my father is his work."