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David Koenig
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Working with Danny Kaye & UNICEF
Danny Kaye spent over 30 years tirelessly promoted the United Nations Children's Fund. Danny Kaye’s work to benefit the United Nations International Children's Fund began in the early 1950s when he convinced Paramount Pictures to film him meeting with impov...
Working with Danny Kaye & UNICEF
Working with Danny Kaye & UNICEF
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Memories of "Knock on Wood"
Danny Kaye left a wonderful impression on AD Francisco Day during the production of Knock on Wood . Francisco “Chico” Day, the assistant director of Danny Kaye’s  Knock on Wood   (1954), was the first interview I conducted solely for my book—30 years in the...
Memories of "Knock on Wood"
Memories of "Knock on Wood"
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It's Back! The Danny Kaye Show Returns to Prime Time
Danny Kaye reteamed with his Court Jester co-star, Angela Lansbury, in the second episode of the second season of  The Danny Kaye Show , here performing “The Night of the Piranha” sketch ( Night of the Iguana  spoof). The 1964 show is one of 40 episodes bei...
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Why The Court Jester Gave Ulcers to Paramount Execs
Big crowd scenes that got out of hand contributed to massive cost over-runs on The Court Jester. What would turn out to be Danny Kaye’s greatest motion picture triumph started out as his biggest bomb. The Court Jester (1956) was supposed to cost comfortably...
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1,001 Rare Danny Kaye Photos
Getty Images has compiled a repository of millions of news, magazine and publicity photos, including more than 1,000 fascinating images of Danny Kaye. Among the ones that caught my eye, there are more than a dozen shots of Danny entertaining in the early 19...
1,001 Rare Danny Kaye Photos
1,001 Rare Danny Kaye Photos
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What’s Wrong with This Picture?
Notice anything unusual in this foreign Danny Kaye poster? This is a half-sheet poster for the 1970s Italian re-release of one of Danny Kaye’s best known movies. Can you tell which one? The cast and crew mentioned make clear it’s The Secret Life of Walter M...
What’s Wrong with This Picture?
What’s Wrong with This Picture?
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The Hans Christian Andersen Recordings Made Just for Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye learned his songs for Hans Christian Andersen from a fresh-faced kid just out of college. I discovered Danny Kaye through repeat viewings of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in prime time on KTLA Channel 5. In the late 1970s, Mitty and Kaye’s othe...
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Walter Mitty Goes Dutch
Humorist James Thurber loved Danny Kaye as Walter Mitty of the daydreams, so spent several years encouraging the Studio include more and more dreams. As is well documented in my book Danny Kaye: King of Jesters , James Thurber hated the Danny’s filmed versi...
Walter Mitty Goes Dutch
Walter Mitty Goes Dutch
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Undiscovered Danny Kaye's Around-the-World Burlesque Show
A.B. Marcus played up the girls whenever he advertised “La Vie Paree” (1933). Danny Kaye’s 16 months touring with the A.B. Marcus Show from 1933-34 changed his life. After five summers mired as a toomler in the Borscht Belt, it made him part of a profession...
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Danny & Stannie
Danny Kaye stepped up to receive Stan Laurel's special Academy Award, after the comedian fell ill. Danny Kaye and Stan Laurel didn’t exactly run around in the same circles. Kaye hob-nobbed with the elite in all fields—the finest actors and musicians, nation...
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