Danny Kaye

Genres: Comedy Movies Drama Movies Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Movies Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Television Vocals
Tags: jazz 50s oldies comedy soundtracks musical theater american Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links: allmusic BBC Music page discogs image IMDb last.fm lyrics lyrics other databases purchase for download purchase for mail-order streaming music VIAF wikidata wikipedia


David Daniel Kaminski, 18 January 1913, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 3 March 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA. Kaye was an extraordinary entertainer and an apparently inexhaustible comedian, mimic and dancer who seemed to be able to twist his face and body into any shape he wanted. As a singer, he specialized in very fast double talk and tongue twisters, but could present a gentle ballad equally well. He was also an indefatigable ambassador for numerous charities, especially the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (now UNICEF), for which he travelled and worked for many years. A son of Jewish immigrant parents from Russia, Kominsky originally wanted to join the medical profession, but dropped out of high school when he was 14 years old, and hitch-hiked to Florida with his friend, Louis Eilson, where they sang for money. On their return to New York, they formed an act called Red And Blackie, and performed at private functions....

Arrow Read the Full Biography of Danny Kaye

Email alerts for products
by Danny Kaye