Danny Kaye

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Born in Brooklyn as David Daniel Kaminski on January 18 in 1913, red-haired Danny Kaye became one of the world's best-known comedians by starring in films like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Hans Christian Andersen, The Court Jester and The Inspector General. In many of his movies as well as on stage he proved to be an able actor, singer, dancer and comedian. He showed quite a different and serious side as Ambassador for Unicef, and in one of his few dramatic roles in the memorable TV-movie Skokie, in which he played a holocaust survivor. Before he died in 1987 he also showed he could conduct an orchestra during a comical, but technically sound series of concerts organised for Unicef fundraising.