Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye

American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian (1911-1987)
Although Danny Kaye was a world-class musical comedian, he was also a tireless crusader for various charities.
BornJanuary 18, 1911
HometownNew York City, New York, United States of America
Net worth$10 million
Height5'11" (1.80m)
SpouseSylvia Fine (m 1940 - 1987)
ChildrenDena Kaye
ParentsClara Nemerovsky Kaminsky , Jacob Nemerovsky Kaminsky
Profile

Top Stories

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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Christmas with Danny Kaye featuring Peggy Lee
Christmas with Danny Kaye featuring Peggy Lee
2011
Christmas With Danny Kaye Featuring Nat King Cole
Christmas With Danny Kaye Featuring Nat King Cole
2011
Pinocchio
Pinocchio
1h 13min
1976
Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Here Comes Peter Cottontail
1h
1971
A Salute to Stan Laurel
A Salute to Stan Laurel
1965
The Man from the Diners' Club
The Man from the Diners' Club
1h 36min
1963
Twelve Star Salute
Twelve Star Salute
1961
On the Double
On the Double
1h 32min
1961
The Five Pennies
The Five Pennies
1h 57min
1959
Me and the Colonel
Me and the Colonel
1h 49min
1958
Merry Andrew
Merry Andrew
1h 43min
1958
The Court Jester
The Court Jester
1h 41min
1956
White Christmas
White Christmas
2h
1954
Knock on Wood
Knock on Wood
1h 43min
1954
Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
1h 52min
1952
On the Riviera
On the Riviera
1h 29min
1975
The Inspector General
The Inspector General
1h 42min
1949
A Song Is Born
A Song Is Born
1h 53min
1948
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
1h 50min
1947
The Kid from Brooklyn
The Kid from Brooklyn
1h 53min
1946
Wonder Man
Wonder Man
1h 38min
1945
Up in Arms
Up in Arms
1h 45min
1944
Getting an Eyeful
Getting an Eyeful
0h 17min
1938
100 Years of Comedy
100 Years of Comedy

Albums

You [Live on The Ed Sullivan Show, November 22, 1970]
You [Live on The Ed Sullivan Show, November 22, 1970]
2021
Merry Andrew [Selections From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Merry Andrew [Selections From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2016
Jester Supreme
Jester Supreme
2013
Danny Kaye HiFi Hits
Danny Kaye HiFi Hits
2012
Hits Collection
Hits Collection
2012
Mommy, Gimme a Drinka Water!
Mommy, Gimme a Drinka Water!
2011
Danny Kaye On Song
Danny Kaye On Song
2010
Five Pennies
Five Pennies
2010
Maladjusted Jester: On Screen and Radio
Maladjusted Jester: On Screen and Radio
2008
Great Danny Kaye
Great Danny Kaye
2006
Very Best of Danny Kaye [Universal]
Very Best of Danny Kaye [Universal]
2005
Kid from Brooklyn
Kid from Brooklyn
2005
Danny Kaye/Louis Armstrong
Danny Kaye/Louis Armstrong
2004
Beatin', Bangin' and Scratchin'
Beatin', Bangin' and Scratchin'
2004
Danny Kaye Sings Hans Christian Andersen and Other Favourites
Danny Kaye Sings Hans Christian Andersen and Other Favourites
2004
EMI Comedy
EMI Comedy
2003
Ballin' the Jack [Memoir]
Ballin' the Jack [Memoir]
2001
Best of Danny Kaye [Spectrum]
Best of Danny Kaye [Spectrum]
2000
Cocktail Hour
Cocktail Hour
2000
Sings Your Favorite Songs
Sings Your Favorite Songs
1998
Entertainer Extraordinary 1941-1947
Entertainer Extraordinary 1941-1947
1998
Best of Danny Kaye [MCA]
Best of Danny Kaye [MCA]
1982
Danny Kaye for Children
Danny Kaye for Children
1959
Merry Andrew [Original Soundtrack]
Merry Andrew [Original Soundtrack]
1958
Court Jester
Court Jester
1956
Selections from Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Selections from Irving Berlin's White Christmas
1954
Grimm's & Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales for Children
Grimm's & Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales for Children
1953

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1982Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture MadeSkokieNominated
1959Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or ComedyMe and the ColonelWinner
1957Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or ComedyThe Court JesterNominated
1953Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or ComedyHans Christian AndersenNominated
1952Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or ComedyOn the RivieraWinner