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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...
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 l...
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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...
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, ...
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The Danny Kaye Holiday Gift Guide
Looking for something special this Christmas for the Danny Kaye fan in your life? You can’t go wrong with any of these 10 great suggestions: The Court Jester: Original Soundtrack In teaming with her most accomplished collaborator, Sammy Cahn, Sylvia Fine (D...
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Danny Kaye’s Symphonious Sidekick
Orchestra leader Paul Weston (at far left, on Danny Kaye's right) could be a goofy foil to Danny and was a fine comedian in his own right. I’m anxious to see next month’s DVD release of a new batch of Danny Kaye Show episodes, containing several I’ve never ...
Orchestra leader Paul Weston (at far left, on Danny Kaye's right) could be a goofy foil to Danny and was a fine comedian in his own right. I’m anxious to see next month’s DVD release of a new batch of Danny Kaye Show episodes...
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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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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...
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...
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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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The Sketch Danny Saved by Obliterating
Danny Kaye had a blast helping to destroy this Mikado spoof on a 1964 episode of The Danny Kaye Show, and crack up Imogene Coca and Harvey Korman in the process. The new Danny Kaye: Legends DVD contains several slick entries of the Danny Kaye Show , but one...
Danny Kaye had a blast helping to destroy this Mikado spoof on a 1964 episode of The Danny Kaye Show, and crack up Imogene Coca and Harvey Korman in the process. The new Danny Kaye: Legends DVD contains several slick entries ...
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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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Magazine editor and author of five books, including Mouse Tales, Realityland, and the new Danny Kaye: King of Jesters.
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