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Danny Kaye was a comedian, dancer, singer and actor in the GoldenAgeOfHollywood. He specialized in physical comedy, pantomime and rapid-fire delivery of often nonsensical patter.

He was born David Daniel Kaminski on January 18, 1913, in Brooklyn, New York. He started his show business career in [[{{Vaudeville}} vaudeville]], branching out later into film, Broadway, radio and television, achieving considerable success in each medium. His variety show on CBS won four Emmys and a Peabody award. He is best remembered for his films, including ''Film/TheCourtJester'', ''Hans Christian Andersen'', ''The Inspector General'', ''The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'' and ''Film/ASongIsBorn''.

He died on March 3, 1987.

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!!His career provides examples of:
* {{Improv}}: Very much part of his act.
* MotorMouth: He was a grandmaster.
* PatterSong: [[MotorMouth Motor mouthing]] to music.
* {{Slapstick}}: A staple of his routines.
* {{Vaudeville}}: Where he got his start.