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Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye

Highest Rated: 100% Wonder Man (1945)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)

Birthday: Jan 18, 1913

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Gifted, energetic and immensely charismatic comedic entertainer who honed his skills as a rapid-fire patter singer, a comedian and a master of fractured foreign accents and mimicry on the "Borscht Belt" circuit of Catskill resorts and in vaudeville, before moving to Broadway and films in the early 1940s. With clever songs and special material tailored to showcase his comedic gifts and light sweet voice written by Sylvia Fine (whom he married in 1940) and the backing of Samuel Goldwyn with whom he signed in 1943, Kaye starred in a series of evergreen comedies with music, often playing befuddled innocents who act with surprising heroism and ultimately get the girl. Among his most beloved classic films are "Wonder Man" (1945) "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1947), "The Inspector General" (1949), "Hans Christian Andersen" (1952) and "The Court Jester" (1956).

Highest rated movies

100% Wonder Man
97% The Court Jester
91% The Inspector General
83% Hans Christian Andersen
82% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
80% Up in Arms
77% White Christmas
60% The Kid From Brooklyn

Photos

THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, Barbara Bates, Danny Kaye, 1949 THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, Virginia Mayo, Danny Kaye, 1947 UP IN ARMS, Danny Kaye, Dinah Shore & The Goldwyn Girls, 1944 THE MAN FROM THE DINER'S CLUB, Danny Kaye, 1963 WHITE CHRISTMAS, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, 1954 UP IN ARMS, Danny Kaye, Dinah Shore, 1944 WHITE CHRISTMAS, Vera-Ellen, Danny Kaye, 1954 WHITE CHRISTMAS, Danny Kaye, 1954 THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, Danny Kaye, 1949 THE COURT JESTER, Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, 1955 THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, Danny Kaye, 1949 WHITE CHRISTMAS, Bing Crosby, choreographer Robert Alton, Danny Kaye on set, 1954 HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN, Danny Kaye, 1952 THE KID FROM BROOKLYN, Virginia Mayo, Danny Kaye, 1946 HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN, Danny Kaye, 1952 THE MAN FROM THE DINER'S CLUB, Telly Savalas, Danny Kaye, George Kennedy (background), 1963 HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN, Jeanmarie, Danny Kaye, 1952 THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, Danny Kaye, 1949 THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, Danny Kaye, 1947. COURT JESTER, THE, Danny Kaye, 1956

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 33% Skokie Max Feldman (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 50% Pinocchio Geppetto/Boris Stroganoff (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 70% Here Comes Peter Cottontail Seymour S. Sassafrass/Colonel Wellington B. Bunny/Antoine (Voice) - 1971
11% 48% The Madwoman of Chaillot The Ragpicker (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 43% The Man From the Diner's Club Ernest Klenk (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 61% On the Double Pfc. Ernie Williams (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 92% The Five Pennies "Red" Nichols (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 57% Merry Andrew Andrew Larabee (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 62% Me and the Colonel S.L. Jacobowsky (Character) - 1958
97% 93% The Court Jester Hubert Hawkins (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1955
No Score Yet 64% Knock on Wood Jerry Morgan/Papa Morgan/Clarence (Character) - 1954
77% 88% White Christmas Phil Davis (Character) - 1954
83% 76% Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 58% On the Riviera Jack Martin/Henri Duran (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 29% It's a Great Feeling Self - 1949
91% 79% The Inspector General Georgi (Character) - 1949
50% 75% A Song Is Born Professor Hobart Frisbee (Character) - 1948
82% 80% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Walter Mitty (Character) - 1947
60% 69% The Kid From Brooklyn Burleigh Sullivan (Character) - 1946
100% 84% Wonder Man Edwin Dingle/Buzzy Bellew (Character) - 1945
80% 73% Up in Arms Danny Weems (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting an Eyeful Nikolai Nikolaevich (Character) - 1938

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 69% The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 83% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Host 1963-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1960 1963 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes Guest 1964