Queer Places:
P.S. 149 Danny Kaye, 700 Sutter Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207, Stati Uniti
Thomas Jefferson High School, 400 Pennsylvania Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207, Stati Uniti
Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lake View Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595, Stati Uniti

Image result for Danny KayeDanny Kaye (born David Daniel Kaminsky; January 18, 1911 – March 3, 1987) was an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian and musician. 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 (1956).

His films were popular, especially his performances of patter songs and favorites such as "Inchworm" and "The Ugly Duckling." He was the first ambassador-at-large of UNICEF in 1954 and received the French Legion of Honour in 1986 for his years of work with the organization.[1]

Kaye and Sylvia Fine grew up in Brooklyn, living a few blocks apart, but they did not meet until they were working on an off-Broadway show in 1939.[85] Sylvia was an audition pianist.[11][30][86]

Sylvia discovered that Danny had worked for her father Samuel Fine, a dentist.[12] Kaye, working in Florida, proposed on the telephone; the couple were married in Fort Lauderdale[87] on January 3, 1940.[80][88]

The couple's only child, daughter Dena, was born on December 17, 1946.[16][89] When she was very young, Dena did not like seeing her father perform because she did not understand that people were supposed to laugh at what he did.[90] Kaye said in a 1954 interview, "Whatever she wants to be she will be without interference from her mother nor from me."[10][66] Dena grew up to become a journalist.[91]

On 18 January 2013, during a 24-hour salute to Kaye on Turner Classic Movies in celebration of what TCM thought was his 100th birthday, Kaye's daughter Dena revealed to TCM host Ben Mankiewicz that Kaye's stated birth year of 1913 was incorrect, and that he was actually born in 1911.

 There were rumors that Danny Kaye was Laurence Olivier's lover.

Kaye died of heart failure on March 3, 1987, aged 76, brought on by internal bleeding and complications of hepatitis C.[79] Kaye had quadruple bypass heart surgery in February 1983; he contracted hepatitis C from a blood transfusion.[17][49]


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  109. The 16 minute film, I Am an American, was featured in American theaters as a short feature in connection with "I Am an American Day" (now called Constitution Day). I Am an American was produced by Gordon Hollingshead, also written by Crane Wilbur. See: I Am An American at the TCM Movie Database and I Am an American on IMDb.