Thursday, June 28, 2018

Throwback Thursday Comedy Special: Danny Kaye - Master of Many Tongues


Danny Kaye (born David Daniel Kaminsky; 1911-1987) was an American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian. His performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, and rapid-fire novelty songs.

Kaye was born to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn, the youngest of three boys for Jacob and Clara Nemerovsky Kaminsky. He was the only son born in the United States.

Kaye starred in 17 movies, notably Wonder Man (1945), The Kid from Brooklyn (1946), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), The Inspector General (1949), Hans Christian Andersen (1952), White Christmas (1954), and The Court Jester (1956).

In many of these movies, Kaye showed a great aptitude for foreign language double-talk, speaking rapidly in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Irish, and English. In this compilation from nine of these movies, he shows off this talent, which a decade later was perfected by Sid Caesar in his television shows.

Enjoy!

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