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Danny Kaye

Stage Name

Birth Name

Danny Kaye

David Daniel Kaminsky

Danny Kolbin  
     Danny ( Kaye) Kolbin as one of his original broadway billings"Highlights & Shadows" in 1937 called him was a sensational Singer, Comic, Mime, Actor and excellent comic Dancer. He starred in many Films and danced with many dancers. Honed his craft in the Catskills in NY. After the Catskills, Kaye joined the dancing act of Dave Harvey and Kathleen Young in 1933. It has been said that on opening night he lost his balance and fell and the audience loved it, he would later incorporate this many times into his acts.

     Kaye made his Broadway debut in a play called "Straw Hat Revue" in 1939 with Imogene Coca and later in 1937 broke into Films but 1944 would be the the film "Up In Arms" which made him a star.


Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

Brooklyn, NY 1/18/1913 - 3/3/1987 Sylvia Fine Victoria
              Dena Kaye

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballroom Diana Adams $ Ballin' The Jack
Ballin' The Jack ? Fred Astaire? $ Minnie The Moocher
Comedy Dance Gene Kelly Tchaikovsky
Jazz & Tap Michael Kidd ( Choreo) Hava Nagila (w/ Belefonte)
Jitterbug Dave Harvey and Kathleen Young 1950 - I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts
    1952 - Inchworm, Inchworm
    1952 - Thumbalina
    1951 - Tongue Twisters
    1959 - The Five Pennies
    Lulabye In Ragtime
    1959 - The Music Goes Round and Round

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

Martinique 1938/49 - London Theater 1937 - Highlights & Shadows (as Kolbin)
      1941 - Alvin Theater 1939 - Straw Hat Revue
      1953 - Palace Theater 1941 - Lady In The Dark
      1960 - Desert Inn, LV 1970 - Two by Two
      London Palladium      
      Ziegfeld Theater      

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Films

Television / Radio

Publications

1944 Upin In Arms Clip - Jive Number. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip)
1944 - Up In Arms DVD VHS Dnl 1963 - Danny Kaye Show 5/6/1946 - Life Mag.
1945 Wonder Man - Yah ka Taka. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip)
1945 - Wonder Man       1975 - Peter Pan 1953 - Hans C. Anderson Comic
1946 Kid From Brooklyn - Pavlova. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip)
1946 - Kid From Brooklyn       1981 - Stokie 10/1963 - Show Mag.
1947 - Secret Life of Walter Mitty - Anatole Song. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip)
1947 - Secret Life of Walter Mitty       Whats My Line Grimm's Fairy Tales
1941 Trailer with John Belushi. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip) 1948 - Song Is Born       1981 - An Evening with Danny Kaye Russian Republic of Udmurtia stamp
1949 Inspector General - Gypsy Drinking Song. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip)
1949 - Inspector General       The Muppet Show (Swedish Chef)  
1941 Trailer with John Belushi. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip) 1949 - It's A Great Feeling       Laugh In  
1941 Trailer with John Belushi. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip) 1951 - On The Riviera          
1952 Hans Christian Anderson. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip)
1952 - Hans Christian Anderson          
1941 Trailer with John Belushi. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip) 1953? - Invitation to the Dance          
1941 Trailer with John Belushi. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip) 1954 - Knock On Wood          
1941 Trailer with John Belushi. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip) 1954 - White Christmas          
1956 The Court Jester. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip)
1956 - Court Jester          
1941 Trailer with John Belushi. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip) 1958 - Merry Andrew      

Awards

 
1941 Trailer with John Belushi. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip) 1958 - Me and the Colonel       1955 - Honorary Oscar  
1941 Trailer with John Belushi. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip) 1959 - Five Pennies          
1941 Trailer with John Belushi. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip) 1961 - On The Double          
1941 Trailer with John Belushi. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip) 1963 - Diner's Club          
1941 Trailer with John Belushi. Pop Up Video (your Pop-ups need to be activated on your browser to view this clip) 1969 - Madwoman Of Chailot          

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