The Past

Unknown Soldier:
Danny Kaye

His name won’t ring bells for uninitiated viewers. Yet, he was one of the most popular American actors of the 1950s. Danny Kaye was an exceptionally talented artist. He was a great singer, dancer and actor. He could speak with various accents, and he mastered the art of physical comedy. He dedicated his early career to cabaret shows, which gave him good training in close interactions with audience. And since he couldn’t use this skill in films, directors often called on members of their crews to cover for the actual audience. The section will feature four of Kayne’s comedies, including his best one, The Court Jester (1955).

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