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David Daniel Kaminsky
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Actor; singer; dancer
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Danny Kaye Fast Facts:
Left school at 13 to work the Borscht Belt circuit in the Catskill Mountains.
Made his Broadway debut in the 1939 musical
Straw Hat Revue
First big-screen appearance was in the 1944 comedic musical
Up in Arms
Was one of the original owners of the Seattle Mariners baseball team.
When UNICEF received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965, Kaye was selected to accept it due to his extensive support of the organization.
Performed in a wheelchair for several months during the run of Broadway musical
Two by Two
(1970-71) after breaking his leg.
Was an accomplished pilot, certified to fly jumbo jets.
Danny Kaye Relationships:
Sylvia Fine - Wife
Mack Kaminski - Brother
Jacob Kaminski - Father
Larry Kaminski - Brother
Dena Kaye - Daughter
Clara Kaminski - Mother
Danny Kaye Awards:
1982 Emmy: Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts - Nominee
1982 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
1981 Oscar: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award - Winner
1953 Tony: Special Award - Winner
1953 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1964 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program - Winner
1986 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1963 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program - Nominee
1965 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Nominee
1952 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
1959 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
1957 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1982 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
1954 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
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