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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born January 18, 1911 (Brooklyn), Died March 3, 1987 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1956
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, narrator
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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||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Danny," accessed June 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108026.
Kaye, Danny. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108026.
"Kaye, Danny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 June 2023.
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LCNAR: Kaye, Danny - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85230433
Wikidata: Danny Kaye - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q213425
MusicBrainz: Danny Kaye - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/7f97c63c-419b-475f-8df7-87e1d2ec3ba2
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