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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 126-131 of 131 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 8701 9/27/1955 Outfox the fox Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8702 9/27/1955 Life could not better be Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8703 9/27/1955 I'll take you dreaming Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8869 12/20/1955 Little child (Daddy dear) Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 8870 12/20/1955 Laugh it off upsy Daisey Danny Kaye vocalist  
Decca L 9063 3/22/1956 Delilah Jones Danny Kaye vocalist  
(Results 126-131 of 131 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Danny," accessed July 18, 2024,

Kaye, Danny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 18, 2024, from

"Kaye, Danny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 July 2024.

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