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Danny Kaye was a comedian, dancer, singer and actor in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. 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 died on March 3, 1987.
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!!His Films Include:
* ''Film/TheCourtJester''
* ''Film/HansChristianAndersen''
* ''Film/TheInspectorGeneral''
* ''Film/{{The Secret Life of Walter Mitty|1947}}''
* ''Film/ASongIsBorn''
* ''Film/WhiteChristmas''
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!!His career provides examples of:
* HiddenDepths: While he was not a trained fencer, he was so quick and agile, and such a skilled physical mimic, that he proved an excellent improv swordfighter in ''Film/TheCourtJester'', so much that he wore out Basil Rathbone, who was 63 at the time, and even the fencing master brought in to double for the man supposedly asked him to take it easy on him!
* {{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.