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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 ...


"I was a wife-made man."--Danny Kaye (quoted in "Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion", 9th edition, 1988).

Original last name alternately spelled Kominiski and Kominsky in various sources.

Donald Spoto in "Enchantment: The Life of Laurence Olivier" (1992) alleges that Olivier had a passionate 10-year affair with Danny Kaye and had written about it for his autobiography but Olivier's wife Joan Plowright ordered the reference deleted.

He received the UNICEF'S first award for Distinguished Service from the United Nation's Children's Fund.

UNICEF'S ambassador-at-large for 34 years.

Given the Scopus Laureate in 1977.

He received a honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the Colgate University.

Honorary member of the American College of Surgeons.

Honorary member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

He was awarded the Wateler Peace Prize from the Carnegie Foundation in 1981.

Made Chevalier in the Legion of Honor by French government 1986)

Received the Knight's Cross of the First Class of the Order of Danneborg by the Danish Government.

He was co-owner of the Seattle Mariners Baseball Club.

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