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Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye (born David Daniel Kaminsky; Yiddish: דוד־דניאל קאַמינסקי; January 18, 1911 – March 3, 1987) was an American actor, comedian, singer, and dancer. 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.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 18, 1913 (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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 76-100 of 131 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 5859 9/28/1950 Orange colored sky The Andrews Sisters ; Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 5926 11/12/1950 The little white duck Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 5927 11/12/1950 The thing Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 5998 1/16/1951 How could you believe me Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 5999 1/16/1951 I left my hat in Haiti Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6000 1/16/1951 I taut I taw a puddy-tat Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6388 8/12/1951 How d'ye do and shake hands Danny Kaye ; Jane Wyman vocalist  
Decca L 6389 8/12/1951 Black strap molasses Danny Kaye ; Jane Wyman vocalist  
Decca L 6450 9/26/1951 Riley's daughter-1 Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6451 9/26/1951 Eat, eat, eat! Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6452 9/26/1951 Santa Claus looks like my Daddy Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6457 9/27/1951 You're for me, Mimi Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6458 9/27/1951 Mademoiselle de Paree Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6459 9/27/1951 Tongue twisters Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6500 10/24/1951 Uncle pockets Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6501 10/24/1951 There's a hole in the bottom of the sea Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6855 8/11/1952 Thumbelina Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6856 8/11/1952 Wonderful Copenhagen Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6857 8/11/1952 Anywhere I wander Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6858 8/11/1952 The king's new clothes Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6859 8/12/1952 Inchworm Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6860 8/12/1952 The ugly duckling Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6861 8/13/1952 No two people-1 Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6862 8/13/1952 I'm Hans Christian Andersen Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6919 10/29/1952 In my neck o' the woods-1 Danny Kaye vocalist  
(Results 76-100 of 131 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Danny," accessed June 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108026.

Kaye, Danny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108026.

"Kaye, Danny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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