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What to Expect on the New Danny Kaye Show DVD
Christmas is coming early again this year, with the October 15, 2015, release of another batch of six great Danny Kaye Show episodes. This third collection, called “Danny Kaye – Legends,” features Kaye swinging with A List guests, like Lucille Ball, Louis A...
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The Danny Kaye Sitcom That Almost Was
A new  Danny Kaye Show was planned in 1986 as a spin-off of The Cosby Show . Inspired by the mid-1980s success of the family-friendly Cosby Show , Danny Kaye seriously considered starring in his own self-titled family-friendly situation comedy for NBC. To t...
A new Danny Kaye Show was planned in 1986 as a spin-off of The Cosby Show. Inspired by the mid-1980s success of the family-friendly Cosby Show, Danny Kaye seriously considered starring in his own self-titled family-friendly s...
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Son of Goldwyn Helped Spread Kaye Stories
Producer Sam Goldwyn's son began producing shows himself not long after Kaye appeared in his sixth and final Goldwyn film, Hans Christian Andersen (1952). Samuel Goldwyn Jr., son of the independent studio head who brought Danny Kaye to Hollywood and produce...
Producer Sam Goldwyn's son began producing shows himself not long after Kaye appeared in his sixth and final Goldwyn film, Hans Christian Andersen (1952). Samuel Goldwyn Jr., son of the independent studio head who brought Dan...
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Do You Want to Buy Danny Kaye’s Roadster?
Do you have a spare million to buy this beauty? Next week, some lucky car collector will become the new owner of a treasured piece of Danny Kaye movie history:  the tricked-out sportscar Danny hijacks in Knock on Wood . The car, a 1952 Woodill Wildfire road...
Do you have a spare million to buy this beauty? Next week, some lucky car collector will become the new owner of a treasured piece of Danny Kaye movie history:  the tricked-out sportscar Danny hijacks in Knock on Wood. The ca...
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Danny Kaye’s First Talk Show Appearance
What may have been Danny Kaye's first talk show appearance ever was just released this week on DVD. First, a little background:  Early on, Danny was wary of television. Initially, he thought himself above the fledgling medium. He also saw that TV chewed up ...
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New DVD Does Contain Kaye's Best
Does the new Best of The Danny Kaye Show DVD really contain the series' best episodes? After a two-year wait, a second collection of episodes of The Danny Kaye Show are finallly about to be released on DVD. Come Oct. 7, The Best of The Danny Kaye Show will ...
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Danny Kaye’s Two Sets of Screen Tests
Producer Sam Goldwyn wanted to make sure Danny (and one particular Goldwyn Girl) were ready for their close-ups before filming started on Up in Arms . Soon after signing his five-picture deal with Sam Goldwyn to come to Hollywood, Danny Kaye agreed to repor...
Producer Sam Goldwyn wanted to make sure Danny (and one particular Goldwyn Girl) were ready for their close-ups before filming started on Up in Arms. Soon after signing his five-picture deal with Sam Goldwyn to come to Holly...
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Dr. Who Was Danny's Double
Comic Jon Pertwee looked so much like Danny Kaye, he was hired to play him. Although he became best known BBC’s time-traveling Dr. Who in the early 1970s, Jon Pertwee started out as an English comedian who was so often mistaken as Danny Kaye, that in time h...
Comic Jon Pertwee looked so much like Danny Kaye, he was hired to play him. Although he became best known BBC’s time-traveling Dr. Who in the early 1970s, Jon Pertwee started out as an English comedian who was so often mistak...
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Danny Kaye Returns to Mainstream!
Just spotted Danny Kaye at my local grocery store! RedBox is offering the new Blu-Ray of White Christmas .
Just spotted Danny Kaye at my local grocery store! RedBox is offering the new Blu-Ray of White Christmas.
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The World of Danny Kaye Gets a Little Smaller
The late Eli Wallach joined Danny Kaye in the TV drama Skokie . Every year, the direct connections to Danny Kaye become fewer and fewer, as we lose another batch of wonderfully talented folks who worked with him. Here are 10 who passed away over the last 12...
The late Eli Wallach joined Danny Kaye in the TV drama Skokie. Every year, the direct connections to Danny Kaye become fewer and fewer, as we lose another batch of wonderfully talented folks who worked with him. Here are 10 w...
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Wish List: The Next "Best of Danny Kaye Show" DVD
Any future Best of the Danny Kaye Show release would be wise to include a Louis Armstrong episode. We're still a few weeks away from the release of The Best of The Danny Kaye Show DVD, featuring six terrific shows. But that's still not too early to begin pl...
Any future Best of the Danny Kaye Show release would be wise to include a Louis Armstrong episode. We're still a few weeks away from the release of The Best of The Danny Kaye Show DVD, featuring six terrific shows. But that's...
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How Many Danny Kaye Show Episodes Are There?
1945 signage promotes CBS Radio's new Danny Kaye Show, featuring Danny and singer Kitty Kallen, who often accompanied the house band, Harry James' Orchestra. Image courtesy Cary Ginell. The first Danny Kaye Show (the one on radio in the 1940s, not the TV se...
1945 signage promotes CBS Radio's new Danny Kaye Show, featuring Danny and singer Kitty Kallen, who often accompanied the house band, Harry James' Orchestra. Image courtesy Cary Ginell. The first Danny Kaye Show (the one on r...
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Magazine editor and author of five books, including Mouse Tales, Realityland, and the new Danny Kaye: King of Jesters.
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