Person Details

Birthday: 1911-01-18 19:19:02

Death: 1987-03-03 19:19:02

Aliases: David Daniel Kaminsky

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 17

TV Involvements: 5


Most Famous Work

Biography

Danny Kaye (born David Daniel Kaminsky; January 18, 1911 – March 3, 1987) was a celebrated American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian. His best known performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, and rapid-fire nonsense songs. Kaye starred in 17 movies, notably The Kid from Brooklyn (1946), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), The Inspector General (1949), Hans Christian Andersen (1952), and — perhaps his most accomplished performance — The Court Jester (1956). His films were extremely popular, especially his bravura performances of patter songs and children's favorites such as The Inch Worm and The Ugly Duckling. He was the first ambassador-at-large of UNICEF and received the French Legion of Honor in 1986 for his many years of work with the organization. Description above from the Wikipedia article Danny Kaye, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

The Oscars
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7

The Oscars

(1953) Self
And the Oscar Goes To...
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7

And the Oscar Goes To...

(2014) Self (archive footage)
Here Comes Peter Cottontail
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7

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

(1971) Narrator
Peter Pan
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6

Peter Pan

(1976) Captain Hook / Mr Darling
Hans Christian Andersen
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6

Hans Christian Andersen

(1952) Hans Christian Andersen
Auf los geht's los
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Auf los geht's los

(1977) himself
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender
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5

The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender

(1997) Self (archive footage)
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration
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Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration

(2015) Himself (archive footage)

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2015 Himself (archive footage)
2014 N/A
Self (archive footage)
2000 Phil Davis (uncredited/archive footage)
(archive footage)
1997 Self (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
1993 Himself
1985 N/A
N/A
1984 Dr. Burns
1982 Archive Footage
1981 Max Feldman
N/A
N/A
1979 Archive Footage
1978 N/A
1977 himself
1976 Captain Hook / Mr Darling
Self - Special Guest Star
Geppetto / Boris Stroganoff
1973 Self
1972 Marmaduke
1971 Self
Narrator
1969 The Ragpicker
1968 Self - Guest
N/A
1965 Himself
1963 Self - Host
Ernest Klenk
1962 Danny Kaye
Self
Self
1961 N/A
Pfc. Ernie Williams
1960 N/A
1959 Red Nichols
1958 S.L. Jacobowsky
Andrew Larabee
1955 Hubert Hawkins
1954 Phil Davis
Jerry Morgan
1953 Self
1952 Hans Christian Andersen
1951 Captain Hook
Jack Martin / Henri Duran
1950 Self - Mystery Guest
1949 Georgi
Danny Kaye (uncredited)
N/A
Self
1948 Professor Hobart Frisbee
Self
1947 Walter Mitty
1946 Burleigh Sullivan
1945 Edwin Dingle / Buzzy Bellew
1944 Himself (uncredited)
Danny Weems
1942 Danny Kaye
1938 Nikolai Nikolaevich
Nikolai Nikolaevich
Nikolai Nikolaevich
1937 Eddie
Year Character Movie/Tv

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