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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 ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Worked as a performing busboy at Catskill summer camps; worked as a soda jerk between engagements
Travelled to the Orient with A.B. Marcus Show
Toured with Abe Lyman's Band
Short film debut, "Dime a Dance" (two-reel short; produced by small independent film company, Educational Pictures)
Starred in "Getting an Eyeful" and "Cupid Takes a Holiday", short subjects for Educational Pictures; three shorts were later compiled into film titled, "The Danny Kaye Story/Birth of a Star" (1944)
Performed in cabaret show at the Dorchester in London
Stage debut in a vaudeville revue that toured US and Asia, "La Vie Paris"
New York stage debut, "Left of Broadway"
Broadway debut in "The Straw Hat Revue", comprised of skit material from summer camp in Pennsylvania that he, Sylvia Fine, Max Liebman and Imogene Coca had worked in
Gained first major notice for his high-speed novelty number, "Tchaikovsky" in the Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin Broadway musical, "Lady in the Dark"
Starred in the Cole Porter musical "Let's Face It" on Broadway
Headlined a vaudeville revue at the Palace Theater in NY
Rejected MGM contract at $3,000 per week
Signed contract with Samuel Goldwyn who insisted he lighten his hair to blond; Sylvia Fine also signed by Goldwyn to write special material for husband
Feature film debut in "Up in Arms"
Premiere of "The Danny Kaye Show" on CBS radio
First performed at the London Palladium
Formed Dena Productions with Sylvia Fine
Signed with MGM to film a musical version of "Huckleberry Finn" co-starring Gene Kelly; film postponed, then project abandoned
Starred on "The Danny Kaye Show" on TV
Toured Vietnam war fronts with the USO
Played character part of ragpicker in final film, "The Madwoman of Chaillot"
Returned to Broadway as Noah in the Richard Rodgers-Martin Charnin musical "Two By Two"
TV movie debut, "Skokie"
Made guest appearance playing a dentist on "The Bill Cosby Show"
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