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 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Danny," accessed May 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108026.
Kaye, Danny. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108026.
"Kaye, Danny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 May 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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