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Danny Kaye

Date of Death: March 03, 1987 (74)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Danny Kaye was an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian, musician, philanthropist, and cook. His performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, and rapid-fire novelty songs.

Kaye starred in 17 films, notably Wonder Man (1945), The Kid from Brooklyn (1946), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), The Inspector General (1949), Hans Christian Andersen (1952), White Christmas (1954), and The Court Jester (1955). His films were popular, especially for his performances of patter songs and favorites such as "Inchworm" and "The Ugly Duckling".

He was the first ambassador-at-large of UNICEF in 1954 and received the French Legion of Honour in 1986 for his years of work with the organization.

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Original Broadway Production, 1970

Concert [Broadway], 1963

Concert [Broadway], 1953

Original Broadway Production, 1941
Jerry Walker

Jerry Walker

Original Broadway Production, 1941
Russell Paxton

Russell Paxton

Original Broadway Production, 1939


Danny Kaye Movies

[1938]Autumn Laughter

[1944]Up in Arms Danny Weems

[1945]Wonder Man Edwin Dingle / Buzzy Bellew

[1946]The Kid from Brooklyn Burleigh Sullivan

[1947]The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Walter Mitty

[1948]A Song Is Born Professor Hobart Frisbee

[1949]The Inspector General Georgi

[1951]On the Riviera Jack Martin / Henri Duran

[1952]24th Annual Academy Awards Self - Host

[1952]Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen

[1954]White Christmas Phil Davis

[1954]Knock on Wood Jerry Morgan / Papa Morgan / Clarence

[1955]The Court Jester Hubert Hawkins

[1958]Merry Andrew Andrew Larabee

[1958]Me and the Colonel S.L. Jacobowsky

[1959]The Five Pennies Red' Nichols

[1960]Lifetime of Comedy

[1961]On the Double Pfc. Ernie Williams

[1963]The Man from the Diners' Club Ernest Klenk

[1969]The Madwoman of Chaillot The Ragpicker

[1971]Here Comes Peter Cottontail Seymour S. Sassafras / Antoine / Col. Wellington B. Bunny - Voice

[1971]Children of the World Self - Host

[1972]The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes Marmaduke - Voice

[1976]Peter Pan Captain Hook / Mr. Darling

[1976]Pinocchio Geppetto / Boris Stroganoff

[1979]Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus - 109th Edition Host

[1981]Once They Marched Through a Thousand Towns Max Feldman

Danny Kaye TV Shows

[ 1953-1955]The Colgate Comedy Hour Phil Davis, Hans Christian Anderson

Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Lucy Show Danny Kaye

[ 1963-1967]The Danny Kaye Show

The Twilight Zone Gaspar

The Cosby Show Dr. Burns

Star Trek: Enterprise Hubert Hawkins

Banda sonora Phil Davis

Musings of the Classic Sherlock Holmes Actor Red Nichols

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Broadway's Sean Allan Krill and Kathy Voytko will star in Porchlight in Concert: Sunday in the Park with George. Tickets go on sale on Dec. 5 at 12 p.m.

WHITE CHRISTMAS Comes to Granbury Theatre Company This Holiday Season

Granbury Theatre Company will conclude its Broadway on the Brazos season with the beloved holiday musical “White Christmas” on December 1-23, 2023, at the historic Granbury Opera House in Downtown Granbury.

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Opens at City Springs Theatre Company in December

This December, City Springs Theatre Company (CSTC) brings the nostalgic, Broadway spectacular Irving Berlin's White Christmas to Atlanta-area audiences, with additional performances already in place to meet the demand for this holiday classic.

Cumberland County Playhouse's WHITE CHRISTMAS Helps Ease Your Holiday Season Worries

Less than 48 hours after opening night of Cumberland County Playhouse’s 2023 holiday season offering of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, we are happy/sad to report that tickets are mighty scarce as the sparkling production is almost certainly headed to a complete sellout.

54 Below To Present New Holiday Show With Sullivan, Sullivan, Harnar & Murray Next Month

Join KT SULLIVAN, JEFF HARNAR, STACY SULLIVAN, and TODD MURRAY for a festive evening of holiday songs at 54 BELOW with WE LOVE THE WINTER WEATHER Songs of the Holidays. Get all the performance details here!

Actors Theatre Of Indiana Unveils Entertainment Line-up For GREATEST HITS VOLUME 2

Actors Theatre of Indiana presents ATI's Greatest Hits Volume 2, featuring powerful performances and fan favorites from past shows like NUNSENSE, WORKING, CABARET, SWEENEY TODD, GODSPELL, FOREVER PLAID, and MY FAIR LADY.

Which Actors Have Played Their Own Family Members on Broadway?

This time, the reader question was: In The Shark is Broken, Ian Shaw portrays his father Robert Shaw on stage. Have other actors played their real-life family members on Broadway or off-Broadway?

Walter Etc. Release 'When The Band Breaks Up Again'

Walter Etc. have released their new album ‘When The Band Breaks Up Again’ out now through SideOneDummy Records. The band has also released “Happy To Be Here/Something To Someone Somewhere (Live From A Riverbed)”, which can be seen on YouTube now. The songs performed are the two final songs on the album.

Dances Patrelle Announces Student Auditions For THE YORKVILLE NUTCRACKER

Dances Patrelle announces young dancer auditions for The Yorkville Nutcracker on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 2023 at Ballet Academy East.

Kimberly Faye Greenberg Releases New Book, Business and Marketing Strategy For The Proactive Performer

Business and Marketing Strategy For The Proactive Performer is a culmination of Kimberly's 10+ years working as a Top 10 Performing Arts Business Coach (known as The Broadway Expert) and 25 years working as a Performer who is foremost known as the first and only actress to play leading roles in 2 Off-Broadway Musicals at the same time, as well as the Fanny Brice go-to gal (4 shows/2 CDs) . 

Alex Joseph Grayson Joins Cast For York Theatre Company's 'Musicals In Mufti' Presentation of HOW TO STEAL AN ELECTION

The York Theatre Company has announced that Alex Joseph Grayson, direct from the Broadway revival of Parade, has joined the cast of *How to Steal an Election: A Dirty Politics Musical,with music and lyrics by Oscar Brand and book by William F. Brown, the first offering of the Fall Musicals in Mufti* series.

Previews: Monday's BROADWAY BY THE SEASON Concert Sounds Exciting!

A golden opportunity to relive musical theatre's golden age: Preview Monday's concert, Scott Siegel's Broadway by the Season, at BroadwayWorld.com's NYC cabaret section. The participants recruited for the festivities are audience favorites, having earned frequent flyer miles in Siegel strolls down the Memory Lane of Broadway and in Broadway musicals.

Cast & Creative Team Announced For York Theatre Company's Musicals In Mufti Presentation Of HOW TO STEAL AN ELECTION

The York Theatre Company, has announced the cast and creative team for its first Musicals in Mufti offering of 2023: How to Steal an Election: A Dirty Politics Musical, with music and lyrics by Oscar Brand and book by William F. Brown.

The York Theatre Company to Present the Return of the MUSICALS IN MUFTI Series

Discover the magic of The York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti series, where celebrated musicals are brought to life in an intimate and stripped-down format. Immerse yourself in the timeless melodies and captivating stories of classic musical theater. Don't miss the highly anticipated return of this acclaimed series.

Theatre In The Park to Hold Christmas in July with IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS

'Irving Berlin's White Christmas' will play Theatre in the Park on Friday, July 14 in Shawnee Mission Park. 'Irving Berlin's White Christmas' continues through the weekend on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, with four additional performances Wednesday, July 19 through Saturday, July 22.

Singer Sally Stevens To Discuss And Sign Copies Of I SANG THAT Memoir On July 27 At Book Soup

Singer Sally Stevens, who has worked with artists like Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé and Sturgill Simpson, will give a book talk and sign copies of her memoir, I SANG THAT, at Book Soup on Thursday, July 27 at 7 PM. 

Singer Sally Stevens to Discuss and Sign Copies of Her Memoir I SANG THAT at Book Soup

Singer Sally Stevens, who has worked with artists like Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé and Sturgill Simpson, will give a book talk and sign copies of her memoir 'I Sang That' at Book Soup Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m.

Walter Etc. Drop New Single 'When The Band Breaks Up Again'

DIY heroes, Walter Etc., have announced their signing to SideOneDummy Records and details surrounding their upcoming album ‘When The Band Breaks Up Again.' Produced by Hop Along/Algernon Cadwallader’s Joe Reinhart, the album examines and searches for its own sense of purpose throughout.

Brian Childers Joins The Cast Of AMT Theater's ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Brian Childers will join the cast of AMT Theater’s new musical, On The Right Track. It features music by Al Tapper and a book by Tony Sportiello and is directed by celebrated Mexican director Mauricio Cedeño  with music direction by Katie Coleman. Childers will replace Cody Gerszewski beginning Thursday, April 20, 2023, joining Dana Aber (Off Broadway: An Unbalanced Mind) and David L. Murray Jr. (Recent: The Mountaintop, Songs for a New World). 


Danny Kaye has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Danny Kaye has not appeared in the West End

Danny Kaye has been nominated for a Special Tony Award at the Tony Awards.

Danny Kaye has won the Special Tony Award at the Tony Awards.

Danny Kaye has written 1 shows including Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical (Composer).

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