- NAME: Danny Kaye
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Singer, Philanthropist, Television Personality
- BIRTH DATE: January 18, 1913
- DEATH DATE: March 03, 1987
- EDUCATION: Thomas Jefferson High School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Brooklyn, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
- Originally: David Daniel Kaminski
- Nickname: King of Brooklyn
- Full Name: Danny Kaye
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Actor and comedian Danny Kaye was enormously popular across stage, radio, TV and movie venues for his singing, dancing, impersonations and improvisations.
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During the 1970s, as his show biz career was lagging, he devoted most of his time to charitable causes.
In the early 1980s, Kaye made occasional TV appearances, including on sitcoms like The Cosby Show, and a dramatic made-for-TV movie about a holocaust survivor, Skokie (1981). Skokie marked one of only a few dramatic roles that the comedic performer played during his lifetime.
Kaye died of heart failure in Los Angeles, California on March 3, 1987. Through his lively singing, dancing, impersonations and improvisations, Kaye achieved enormous popularity in equal parts on the stage, across radio waves, and on both TV and movie screens.
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