Danny Kaye as Anatole of Paris

Biography of Danny Kaye

Biography of Danny Kaye (1913-1987), famous movie clown Danny Kaye (born David Daniel Kaminsky; January 18, 1913 – March 3, 1987) was a celebrated American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian. His best-known performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, and rapid-fire nonsense songs. Danny Kaye starred in 17 movies, notably The Kid from Brooklyn(1946), The Secret Life of Walter […]

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Merry Andrew - Danny Kaye in the lions' cage

Bongo, Bongo, Bongo lyrics

Lyrics to Bongo, Bongo, Bongo (I don’t wanna leave the Congo) – also known as Civilization as sung by Danny Kaye and the Andrews Sisters — and now known to the current generation from the  Fallout video game

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Song lyrics to Daddy-O, I'm gonna teach you some blues as performed in A Song is Born

Daddy-O

Song lyrics to Daddy-O, I’m gonna teach you some blues as performed in A Song is Born Daddy-O, I’m gonna teach you some blues From now on, that’s all you’ll be able to use Do you hear me, Daddy-O I’m gonna teach you some blues

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, starring Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff

Secret Life of Walter Mitty photo gallery

A photo gallery of Danny Kaye’s classic film,‚ The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, co-starring Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Ann Rutherford

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Skokie, starring Danny Kaye, Brian Dennehy, Eli Wallach

Skokie – a Danny Kaye movie made for TV

Skokie‚ (1981) starring‚ Danny Kaye, Brian Dennehy, Eli Wallach  Skokie‚ is many things.‚  It‚ is‚ Danny Kaye‘s final film.‚  It is Danny Kaye’s only strictly dramatic role.‚  It is a balanced view at two sides of an issue.‚  It looks at the‚ survivors of the Nazi holocaust.‚  It provides wonderful acting by some truly great actors, including‚ Danny Kaye, Eli Wallach, Brian […]

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Pinocchio, starring Danny Kaye and Sandy Duncan

Pinocchio, starring Danny Kaye and Sandy Duncan

A feature-length musical motion picture of the classic tale about the puppet who becomes a real boy. Danny Kaye plays “Gepetto,” the wood carver; and Sandy Duncan plays “Pinocchio,” the irrepressible puppet. Editorial review of Pinocchio, starring Danny Kaye and Sandy Duncan, courtesy of‚ Amazon.com ‚  This musical adaptation of‚ Pinocchio‚ from 1976 features the incomparable talents of‚ Danny […]

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The Five Pennies, starring Danny Kaye

The Five Pennies

Editorial review of The Five Pennies (1959) starring Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes, Louis Armstrong, courtesy of‚ Amazon.com Danny Kaye‚ shows off his keen musical sense in the lead role of‚ The Five Pennies, the life story of cornet master Red Nichols–or at least the Hollywood version of Nichols’ life. The movie gets off to a kicky start […]

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On the Riviera, starring Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet

On the Riviera

Editorial Review of‚ On the Riviera‚ (1951) starring Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet, courtesy of‚ Amazon.com  Just as‚ Love Affair‚ inspired‚ An Affair to Remember‚ and Sleepless in Seattle,‚ Folies Bergƒere‚ inspired‚ That Night in Rio‚ and‚ On the Riviera. In Walter Lang’s Technicolor version,‚ Danny Kaye‚ takes on a dual role previously assumed by Maurice Chevalier and Don Ameche.‚ A master of mistaken identity, Kaye makes it his […]

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Wonder Man, starring Danny Kaye

Wonder Man

‚ Wonder Man (1945) starring Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen Danny Kaye‘œs‚ Wonder Man‚ serves as a vehicle for Danny Kaye to show off his versatility in singing, dancing, and comedy.‚  Danny Kaye plays twin roles – €literally – €as Edwin Dingle, an academic bookworm, and as his twin brother, Buzzie Bellew, famous nightclub entertainer.‚  Buzzie is the […]

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Danny Kaye - King of Jesters

Danny Kaye: King of Jesters

Danny Kaye: King of Jesters by David Koenig You remember the red-haired zany from the holiday favorite White Christmas … the lovable storyteller Hans Christian Andersen … the daydreamer Walter Mitty … the tongue-tied Court Jester … Now step behind the camera during the making of these classic movies. Packed with never-before-published anecdotes and photos, […]

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Danny Kaye as Anatole of Paris

Anatole of Paris – song lyrics

Song lyrics to‚ Anatole of Paris, written by Sylvia Fine, sung by Danny Kaye in‚ The Secret Life of Walter Mitty It all began when I was born a month too soon My ma was frightened by a runaway saloon Pa was forced to be a hobo Because he played the oboe And the oboe it is […]

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