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Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye (born David Daniel Kaminsky; Yiddish: דאַװיד דאַניעל קאַמינסקי‎; January 18, 1911 – March 3, 1987) was an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian, musician, and philanthropist. His performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, and rapid-fire novelty songs.

Kaye starred in 17 movies, 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 (1956).

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 18th, 1911 (Brooklyn), Died March 3rd, 1987 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, narrator

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 131 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 74847 4/18/1949 Honey bun-1 Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 74848 4/18/1949 There is nothin' like a dame Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 75604 12/14/1949 The handout song Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 75605 12/14/1949 The wreck of the old 97 Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 76369 5/18/1950 Pigalle Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 76370 5/18/1950 Hula Lou Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 80657 3/8/1951 Rhythm of a new romance Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 80658 3/8/1951 Happy ending Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 80659 3/8/1951 On the Riviera Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 80664 3/9/1951 I'm late Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 80665 3/9/1951 The walrus and the carpenter Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 81903 11/26/1951 There's a hole in the bottom of the sea Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 81904 11/26/1951 Uncle pockets Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 84023 2/27/1953 I love you, that's one thing I know Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 84024 2/27/1953 I'll buy the ring Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 85888 3/9/1954 Stories of the ballets: The magic toyshop (La boutique fantasque) (Rossini-Respighi): Part 1 Danny Kaye narrator  
Decca 85889 3/9/1954 Stories of the ballets: The magic toyshop (La boutique fantasque) (Rossini-Respighi): Part 2 Danny Kaye narrator  
Decca 85908 2/26/1954 Knock on wood Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 85909 2/26/1954 All about you Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 85910 2/26/1954 Monahan, O Han Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 86772 9/9/1954 Blue skies ; Mandy Bing Crosby ; Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca 86945 10/19/1954 Mandy Bing Crosby ; Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 4419 5/5/1947 Bloop bleep Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 4420 5/5/1947 I got a song Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 4424 5/13/1947 Tubby the tuba, part 1 Danny Kaye vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 131 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Danny," accessed August 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108026.

Kaye, Danny. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108026.

"Kaye, Danny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 12 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108026

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