A Tribute To Danny Kaye And Sylvia Fine Kaye On 'Song Travels'

Danny Kaye arrives at London Airport with his wife, Sylvia Fine Kaye, in 1948. i i

hide captionDanny Kaye arrives at London Airport with his wife, Sylvia Fine Kaye, in 1948.

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Danny Kaye arrives at London Airport with his wife, Sylvia Fine Kaye, in 1948.

Danny Kaye arrives at London Airport with his wife, Sylvia Fine Kaye, in 1948.

Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Playlist

  • Danny Kaye, "Knock On Wood (excerpt)" (Fine)
  • Michael Feinstein (voice, piano), "All About You" (Fine)
  • Danny Kaye, "Tchaikovsky And Other Russians (excerpt)" (Gershwin, Weill)
  • Danny Kaye, "Dodgers Song (excerpt)" (Fine, Baker)
  • Danny Kaye, "Rhythm Of A New Romance (excerpt)" (Fine)
  • Danny Kaye & Kay Thompson, "Bali Boogie (excerpt)" (Fine)
  • Danny Kaye, "Delilah Jones (excerpt)" (Fine, Bernstein)
  • Danny Kaye & Louis Armstrong, "Five Pennies Saints (excerpt)" (Fine)
  • Michael Feinstein (voice, piano), "The Moon Is Blue" (Fine, Gilbert)
  • Danny Kaye, "Anatole (excerpt)" (Fine)
  • Danny Kaye, "Life Could Not Better Be (excerpt)" (Fine, Cahn)

Dena Kaye is the only daughter of legendary entertainer Danny Kaye and composer-songwriter Sylvia Fine Kaye. Danny Kaye was a man of boundless talents as a singer, actor, comedian and much more. Known for his roles on Broadway and in films such as White Christmas and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, he achieved international fame on par with Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.

Dena Kaye is a journalist and author, but she carries on the legacy of her father's humanitarian work through UNICEF and the Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation. On this episode of Song Travels, host Michael Feinstein and Dena Kaye look back at the remarkable life of her parents and listen to some of Danny Kaye's most memorable performances.

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