Danny Kaye

1911 - 1987

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Danny Kaye (born David Daniel Kaminsky; Yiddish: דאָװיד דאָניעל קאַמינסקי‎; January 18, 1911 – March 3, 1987) was an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian, musician, and philanthropist. His performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, and rapid-fire novelty songs. 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 (1955). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Danny Kaye has received more than 4,750,927 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Danny Kaye is the 915th most popular actor (down from 748th in 2019), the 1,707th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,489th in 2019) and the 452nd most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Danny Kaye ranks 915 out of 10,030Before him are Theda Bara, Bekim Fehmiu, Elke Sommer, Audrey Tautou, James Gandolfini, and Kurt Gerron. After him are Jean-Claude Pascal, Coluche, Türkan Şoray, Denholm Elliott, Helen Hayes, and Elisabeth Shue.

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Among people born in 1911, Danny Kaye ranks 67Before him are Nicholas Ray, Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, Lee Yoo-hyung, George Stigler, Eduardo Frei Montalva, and Dieter Wisliceny. After him are Jussi Björling, Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza, Qian Xuesen, David Seymour, Clara Rockmore, and Lee J. Cobb. Among people deceased in 1987, Danny Kaye ranks 45Before him are Bob Fosse, Alistair MacLean, Henry Ford II, Buddy Rich, Douglas Sirk, and Didier Pironi. After him are Camille Chamoun, Yakov Zeldovich, Randolph Scott, Rouben Mamoulian, Federico Mompou, and Peter Medawar.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Danny Kaye ranks 1,707 out of 15,968Before him are Thomas Tew (1649), Alfred Newman (1900), Anthony Kiedis (1962), Robert Trujillo (1964), Joshua Lederberg (1925), and James Gandolfini (1961). After him are John Robert Schrieffer (1931), Beck (1970), Billy Milligan (1955), Chris Kyle (1974), Edward Albee (1928), and Frederic Edwin Church (1826).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Danny Kaye ranks 452Before him are Stanley Tucci (1960), Lou Ferrigno (1951), Sondra Locke (1944), Alan Ladd (1913), Theda Bara (1885), and James Gandolfini (1961). After him are Helen Hayes (1900), Elisabeth Shue (1963), Sam Elliott (1944), Tony Shalhoub (1953), George Hamilton (1939), and Angie Dickinson (1931).

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