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David Daniel Kaminsky (January 18, 1911 March 3, 1987), better known as 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 Creator/BasilRathbone, 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.