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Danny Kaye

Danny KayeAKA David Daniel Kaminski

Born: 18-Jan-1913
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 3-Mar-1987
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Hepatitis [1]
Remains: Buried, Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty


[1] Complications of internal bleeding and hepatitis.

Father: Jacob Kaminsky
Mother: Clara Nemerov
Wife: Sylvia Fine (composer, m. 3-Jan-1940)
Daughter: Dena Kaye
Slept with:
Laurence Olivier (according to Olivier's widow)

    Oscar (honorary) 1955
    Oscar (honorary) 1982 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
    Emmy 1964 for The Danny Kaye Show
    Golden Globe 1952 for On the Riviera
    Golden Globe 1959 for Me and the Colonel
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6563 Hollywood Blvd. (motion pictures)
    Kennedy Center Honor 1984
    Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses 1984
    Endorsement of Phillips-Van Heusen Van Heusen shirts (1954)
    UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
    Ran Away From Home
    Appendectomy Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (Dec-1962)
    Traveled to the USSR Jul-1963
    Asteroid Namesake 6546 Kaye
    Risk Factors: Appendicitis

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Skokie (17-Nov-1981)
    The Madwoman of Chaillot (12-Oct-1969) · The Ragpicker
    The Man from the Diner's Club (17-Apr-1963) · Ernest Klenk
    On the Double (19-May-1961) · Pfc. Ernest Williams
    The Five Pennies (18-Jun-1959)
    Me and the Colonel (Oct-1958) · S. L. Jacobowsky
    Merry Andrew (20-Mar-1958) · Andrew Larabee
    The Court Jester (27-Jan-1956) · Hubert Hawkins
    White Christmas (14-Oct-1954) · Phil Davis
    Knock on Wood (14-Apr-1954) · Jerry
    Hans Christian Andersen (25-Nov-1952) · Hans Christian Andersen
    On the Riviera (20-Apr-1951) · Jack Martin
    The Inspector General (30-Dec-1949) · Georgi
    A Song is Born (19-Oct-1948) · Prof. Hobart Frisbee
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (14-Aug-1947) · Walter Mitty
    The Kid from Brooklyn (21-Mar-1946) · Burleigh Sullivan
    Wonder Man (8-Jun-1945) · Edwin Dingle
    Up in Arms (17-Feb-1944) · Danny Weems


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