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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 (Results 101-125 of 131 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 6920 10/29/1952 What more do you want? Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6966 12/20/1952 I belong to Glasgow ; Good old 49 ; Tchaikovsky Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 6967 12/20/1952 Anatole of Paris Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 7443 10/27/1953 Night of my nights Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 7444 10/27/1953 Not since Nineveh Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 7622 4/10/1954 White Christrnas (finale)-1 Bing Crosby ; Danny Kaye ; Peggy Lee ; Trudy Stevens vocalist  
Decca L 7623 4/10/1954 Snow-1 Bing Crosby ; Danny Kaye ; Peggy Lee ; Trudy Stevens vocalist  
Decca L 7624 4/10/1954 The old man; Gee, I wish I was back in the Army Bing Crosby ; Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 7850 9/2/1954 The best things happen while you're dancing Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 7851 9/2/1954 Choreography Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 7852 9/2/1954 Manhattan mambo Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8648 8/30/1955 Yon-u-ary-1 Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8649 8/30/1955 (I love you) Fair dinkurn (dinky di I do) Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8654 9/7/1955 Life could not better be Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8655 9/7/1955 The maladjusted jester Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8671 9/12/1955 Where walks my true love Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8672 9/12/1955 My heart knows a lovely song Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8677 9/15/1955 I live to love Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8678 9/15/1955 Willow, willow waley Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8679 9/15/1955 Pass the basket Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8680 9/17/1955 Outfox the fox Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8681 9/17/1955 Madam, I love your crepe Suzette Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8682 9/17/1955 My darling Jenny Macoo Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8683 9/21/1955 The court jester, part 1 Danny Kaye vocalist, narrator  
Decca L 8684 9/22/1955 The court jester, part 2 Danny Kaye vocalist, narrator  
(Results 101-125 of 131 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Danny," accessed July 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108026.

Kaye, Danny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108026.

"Kaye, Danny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 July 2024.

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

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