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Danny Kaye

 
Danny Kaye Headshot
Date Of Birth:
January 18, 1913
Date Of Death:
March 03, 1987 (74)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Danny Kaye Headshot
Date of Birth: January 18, 1913
Date of Death: March 03, 1987 (74)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Noah
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1963
Performer
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1953
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1941
Jerry Walker
Jerry Walker
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1941
Russell Paxton
Russell Paxton
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
Performer

Writing

Composer

Photos

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Danny Kaye, Harry Goz

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Danny Kaye, Joan Copeland

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Danny Kaye, Harry Goz Photo

Danny Kaye, Harry Goz

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Danny Kaye, Richard Rodgers

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Danny Kaye, Harry Goz Photo

Danny Kaye, Harry Goz

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Noah

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1963
Performer

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1953
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1941
Jerry Walker

Jerry Walker

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1941
Russell Paxton

Russell Paxton

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
Performer

Writing
Composer

Danny Kaye Biography

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.

Danny Kaye Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1953 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye News

BETHUNE: OUR BLACK VELVET ROSE To Have World Premiere At Theaterlab In NYC Photo BETHUNE: OUR BLACK VELVET ROSE To Have World Premiere At Theaterlab In NYC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

TLab Shares hosts RPR Productions in The World Premiere of BETHUNE: Our Black Velvet Rose. The production runs October 7 - 23 with an official opening date of October 9 at Theaterlab in New York City.

Dances Patrelle to Hold Student Auditions For THE YORKVILLE NUTCRACKER Photo Dances Patrelle to Hold Student Auditions For THE YORKVILLE NUTCRACKER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022

Dances Patrelle has will hold young dancer auditions for The Yorkville Nutcracker on Saturdays September 24 & October 1, 2022, and Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Ballet Academy East.

Pat Carroll, Stage and Screen Star and Voice of Ursula in THE LITTLE MERMAID, Dies at Photo Pat Carroll, Stage and Screen Star and Voice of Ursula in THE LITTLE MERMAID, Dies at 95
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

While she may be best known for her work on television and film, Carroll also had a stage career that included Broadway credits such as Catch a Star! (1955 - Tony Nomination), Dancing in the End Zone (1985), The Show Off (1992), and Electra (1998).

TV Legends Hal Linden And Bernie Kopell Team Up For TWO JEWS, TALKING Off Broadway Th Photo TV Legends Hal Linden And Bernie Kopell Team Up For TWO JEWS, TALKING Off Broadway This Summer
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022

Tony & Emmy Award Winner Hal Linden (The Rothschilds, Barney Miller) and legendary television star Bernie Kopell (The Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl) will pair up for the world premiere of the new comedy Two Jews, Talking.

ALONE, A NEW MUSICAL Adds Encore Performance at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo ALONE, A NEW MUSICAL Adds Encore Performance at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Alone, a new musical by Dean Tyler K. We can pass hundreds of people in a day, and every one of them has a story that we will never know.

18 MINUTES OF FAME Opens in July at Theatre West Photo 18 MINUTES OF FAME Opens in July at Theatre West
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022

18 Minutes of Fame is subtitled A Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus. You've seen her ---a lot: On stage, on screen and especially on television. Other than the fact that she never became actually famous, she's had what most performers would consider an enviable career. Because she started out as, and remains, an accomplished singer, her show business memoir is a musical one.

New Original Musical ALONE by Dean Tyler K to Premiere at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo New Original Musical ALONE by Dean Tyler K to Premiere at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Alone, a new musical by Dean Tyler K. We can pass hundreds of people in a day, and every one of them has a story that we will never know.

BWW Review: NYGASP Returns With A Delightful Production of PIRATES OF PENZANCE Photo BWW Review: NYGASP Returns With A Delightful Production of PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Rebecca Kaplan - Apr 14, 2022

Pirates of Penzance is a charming, lightly funny musical of inconsequential plot. The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) put on a splendid production at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse.

BWW Review: METEOR SHOWER at Beck Center For The Arts Photo BWW Review: METEOR SHOWER at Beck Center For The Arts
by Roy Berko - Apr 3, 2022

METEOR SHOWER, an absurdist comedy by Steve Martin, is now on stage at Beck Center for the Arts.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2022 - 2023 Season Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2022 - 2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its 28th season that includes the 2022 ‚Äď 2023 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway series.¬†Mainstage and Porchlight Revisits performances take place at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.

Danny Kaye Videos

Video Flashback: Robert Frost, Danny Kaye, Bob Newhart, and More in AN AMERICAN PAGEA VideoVideo Flashback: Robert Frost, Danny Kaye, Bob Newhart, and More in AN AMERICAN PAGEANT OF THE ARTS at the Kennedy Center in 1962
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2020

Poet laureate Robert Frost recites 'Choose Something Like a Star,' 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,' 'Away,' and 'Lines Written in Dejection on the Eve of Great Success' for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower during 'An American Pageant of the Arts,' on November 29, 1962.

WHITE CHRISTMAS in In Depth: The Story of a Christmas Classic! VideoWHITE CHRISTMAS in In Depth: The Story of a Christmas Classic!
by Stage Tube - Dec 10, 2018

Curious about how a popular song became a cherished film and a Broadway musical? We've got the full story! Check out our in-depth timeline of how White Christmas came to be below!

BWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's LOVE LETTERS VideoBWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's LOVE LETTERS
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 12, 2018

From January 12th-21st, North Carolina Theatre will be presenting A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. I recently had the great pleasure of stopping by rehearsal to interview the stars of this production, two-time Emmy nominee Sandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III.

Anatomy of a Showtune: Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas'
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 24, 2016

Each holiday season, many folks find their thoughts wandering back to home. And whether home is a small, familiar house just around the corner, a small town somewhere across the country, or on the other side of an ocean, the season invariably invokes images of a more idyllic reality than the one we know; replete with a loving family nestled around the Christmas tree, or gathered around a warm hearth, taking refuge from the wintry conditions outside with some hot cocoa, and enjoying each other's company.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at California Musical Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow and head on over to the Sacramento Community Center Theater to see Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Performances begin Dec. 27, 2016 for this must-see classic in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to "put on your wish list." Irving Berlin's White Christmas tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the gift they're dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.

BWW TV: WHITE CHRISTMAS Celebrates Opening Night at Dominion Theatre!
by TV - On the Road - Nov 17, 2014

The West End premiere of Irving Berlin's much-loved musical White Christmas is led by Aled Jones as Bob Wallace, Tom Chambers as Phil Davis, Wendi Peters as Martha, Graham Cole as General Waverley, Rachel Stanley as Betty Haynes and Louise Bowden as Judy Haynes, with Lori Haley Fox,Michelle Bishop, Phil Cole, Brendan Cull and Jonathan Halliwell. White Christmas opened at London's newly refurbished Dominion Theatre on Wednesday, 12 November, and continues for a strictly limited eight-week season, ending on 3 January 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from opening night below!

VIDEO: Ben Stiller Talks SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY on Colbert
by - Dec 20, 2013

On last night's THE COLBERT REPORT on Comedy Central, actor Ben Stiller discussed the power of imagination, celebrating the holidays and his movie, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." Check out the appearance below!

VIDEO: Watch 6-Minute Extended Trailer for THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 3, 2013

20th Century Fox has released a new 6-minute extended trailer for THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, directed by and starring Ben Stiller. The film hits theaters on Christmas Day. Get a first look below!

VIDEO: First Look - Kristen Wiig in New Trailer for SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 14, 2013

20th Century Fox has released a new trailer featuring Kristen Wiig for THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, directed by and starring Ben Stiller. The film hits theaters on Christmas Day.

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with Beautiful Soup's LIFT
by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2013

Beautiful Soup Theater (Rags, Moose Murders, A Doll's Life) will present the American premiere of Craig Adams andIan Watson's musical LIFT, which made its sold-out premiere at London's SoHo Theatre earlier this year after being developed with Pitch Perfect Musicals. A concept album featuring members of the original cast is available on iTunes. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal in the video below!


Danny Kaye Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Danny Kaye been in?
Danny Kaye has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Danny Kaye been in?
Danny Kaye has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Danny Kaye been nominated for?
Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) .

What awards has Danny Kaye won?
Special Tony Award (Tony Awards).

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