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On The Double... "On the Double" (1961) features Danny Kaye in a hilarious World War II comedy.... more info $24.95was $24.95 Buy Now

Knock On Wood... Physical comedian extraordinaire Danny Kaye can't control his dummy in "Knock on... more info $24.95was $24.95 Buy Now

White... "White Christmas" (1954) is a 2-disc holiday collection, starring the... more info $29.98was $29.98 Buy Now

Merry Andrew... Archaeologist Andrew Larabee tunnels below an English meadow, seeking a rare... more info $19.99was $19.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: David Daniel Kaminsky Died: March 3, 1987
Born: January 18, 1913 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ... actor singer comedian conductor dancer pilot insurance clerk busboy soda jerk


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).

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