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The Danny Kaye Show 

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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Danny Kaye ...  Himself - Host / ... 123 episodes, 1963-1967
Harvey Korman ...  Himself / ... 88 episodes, 1963-1967
Joyce Van Patten ...  Herself / ... 54 episodes, 1964-1967
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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

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Hail the new season with this hour of sheer joy as Danny sings, dances and clowns with friends and guest stars. (season 2)

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danny Kaye Show See more »

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Mono

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Black and White (1963-1965)| Color (1965-1967)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

About four months after this show premiered, 'Danny Kaye (I)' hosted the 1964 telecast of "The Wizard of Oz". His hosting segments for the film were repeated annually until the film went to NBC in 1968. See more »

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Referenced in Bandstand: Episode dated 13 August 1966 (1966) See more »

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Danny Kaye Was Never Better Than On This Show
18 April 2005 | by mcd_47See all my reviews

I remember one skit that Kaye did on this show -- he played a long-haired classical piano maestro -- in full tux and tails -- sitting down majestically on his piano stool before a full orchestra --- majestically striking the keys of the grand piano in the intro of what we -- the presumed audience -- thought would be "Thaikovsky's Piano Concerto #1", but which ended up, instead, to be "In The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia". The studio audience roared. So did I. Long hair flailing about as he pounded on the keys. The orchestral musical accompaniment was worthy of any classical music concert hall or orchestra you have ever heard on NPR. This skit was a true "classic". No one does this kind of stuff any more. What a shame.


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