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Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye


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Also Known As: Died: March 3, 1987
Born: January 18, 1913 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Entertaining the Troops (1989) as Himself
A salute to the Hollywood celebrities who entertained American combat troops at home and abroad during World War II.
Skokie (1981) as Max Feldman
Danny Kaye made his television acting debut in this highly acclaimed film dramatizing the controversial street demonstrations attempted by Nazis in the mainly-Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois, in late 1977, and the effects of the prospective march on many World War II concentration camp survivor
The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969) as The Ragpicker
An eccentric Parisian woman''s optimistic perception of life begins to sound more rational than the rather traditional beliefs of others.
The Man From the Diners' Club (1963) as Ernie Klenk
A gangster tries to use a Diner''''s Club clerk as the fall guy in a scheme to fake his own death and escape his police problems.
On the Double (1961) as Pfc. Ernest Williams/Gen. Sir Lawrence Mackenzie-Smith
An American serviceman in World War II is forced to stand in for a British spy.
The Five Pennies (1959) as Ernest Loring "Red" Nichols
Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to pursue his dream of playing Dixieland jazz. He forms the "Five Pennies" which features his wife, Bobbie, as vocalist. At the peak of his fame, Red and Bobbie's daughter, Dorothy, develops polio. Red quits the music business to move to Los Angeles where the climate is better for Dorothy. As Dorothy becomes a young teen, she learns of her father's musical past, and he is persuaded to open a small nightclub which is failing until some noted names from his past come to help out.
Me and the Colonel (1958) as S. [Samuel] L. Jacobowsky
A Polish officer unwillingly helps a Jewish refugee escape from the Nazis.
Merry Andrew (1958) as Andrew Larabee
An archaeologist's search for Roman treasure gets him mixed up with a circus troupe.
The Court Jester (1956) as Hubert Hawkins
A traveling actor is mistaken for a medieval rebel.
Knock on Wood (1954) as Jerry Morgan
Ventriloquist Jerry Morgan has failed with another love affair. The reason: when the relationship reaches the point when it is time to discuss marriage, his doll Clarence becomes mean and jealous. His fiancée Audrey leaves him and Jerry smashes his two dolls, Clarence and Terrence. Morgan's dollmaker Papinek is member of a spy ring who has stolen the secret plans to the top secret Lafayette airplane. Since Morgan is leaving for Zurich the same night, he decides to use Morgan's dolls as a mailbox and hides the secret plan in the heads of the dolls. Another secret spy ring also wants to get their hands on Jerry's luggage and they *also* follow him. Eventually, Jerry is chased by both these organizations as well as the police, who suspects him of murder.
White Christmas (1954) as Phil Davis
Two musical stars team with a sister act to help their old Army commander save his failing country inn.
Hans Christian Andersen (1952) as Hans Christian Andersen
The storytelling shoemaker falls for a married ballerina who stars in one of his stories.
On the Riviera (1951) as Jack Martin/Henri Duran
A nightclub entertainer temporarily replaces a tycoon he's famous for impersonating.
It's a Great Feeling (1949) as Himself
When nobody at Warner Bros. will work with him, movie star Jack Carson decides to turn an unknown into his co-star.
The Inspector General (1949) as Georgi
A perpetual student is mistaken for a government official in a small Eastern European village.
A Song Is Born (1948) as Professor Hobart Frisbee
A group of music professors takes in a singer on the run from her gangster boyfriend.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) as Walter Mitty
An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''s not so easy in real life.
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) as Burleigh Sullivan [also known as Tiger Sullivan]
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
Wonder Man (1945) as Edwin Dingle/[Buster] "Buzzy" Bellew
A murdered nightclub star possesses a mild-mannered look-alike to bring his killers to justice.
Up in Arms (1944) as Danny Weems
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.

Music (feature film)

While We're Young (2015)
Josh and Cornelia Srebnick are happily married middle-aged members of New York's creative class. They tried to start a family and were unable to - and have decided they're okay with that. But as Josh labors over the umpteenth edit of his cerebral new film, it's plain that he has hit a dry patch and
Man Who Drove With Mandela, The (1998) as Song Performer ("Life Could Not Better Be" "Civiliztion (Bongo Bongo Bongo)")
The story of Cecil Williams, a pioneering political activist in South Africa. Williams was British, but his political engagement was forged in the South Africa of the immediate postwar years. He joined the Springbok Legion, an anti-fascist group that saw blacks as equals, and was also a successful t

Cast (special)

Night of 100 Stars II, The (1985)
A star-studded sequel to "The Night of 100 Stars." A celebrity benefit for the Actors Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dances and comedy. Three hundred and eight stars participated in a seven-hour marathon that was edited to three hours for television.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1984) as Award Recipient
The program honors five of the world's most distinguished artists for lifetime achievement in their respective fields. The artists honored in this year's ceremony are singer Lena Horne, actor and comedian Danny Kaye, playwright Arthur Miller, composer Gian-Carlo Menotti, and violinist Isaac Stern.
Musical Comedy Tonight (1981)
Hit numbers from Broadway are restaged via four plays: "Finian's Rainbow" (1947), "South Pacific" (1949), "Sweet Charity" (1966) and "Lady in the Dark" (1941).
Disneyland's 25th Anniversary (1980) as Host
A music and comedy tour of Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on its Silver Anniversary.
CBS: On the Air (1978) as Co-Host
The Columbia Broadcasting System celebrates its first fifty years of radio and television broadcasting.
Pinocchio (1976) as Gepetto
A musical adaptation for television of Carlo Collodi's classic fable. The story of the puppet Pinocchio, from his creation to his search for truth and his quest to become a real boy.
Peter Pan (1976) as Captain Hook/Mr Darling
A musical adaptation of the James M. Barrie play about Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, and his adventures with the Darling children in Never Never Land.
American Film Institute Salute to John Ford, The (1973) as Host
The American Film Institute presents its first Life Achievement Award to director John Ford.
Hour With Danny Kaye, An (1960) as Host
Music, songs, and comedy sketches.
Operation Entertainment (1954) as Guest
A tribute to the soldiers in greasepaint; the many members of show business who gave their services and time to the USO overseas during World War II and the Korean War.

Cast (short)

I Am An American (1944)
This short film follows the history of a Polish family and its contributions to the war effort throughout U.S. history. Vitaphone Release 1266A.

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