“Injuries Often Bench Film Stars Who Try Too Hard for Realism”

The Milwaukee Journal – Mar. 19, 1954

Only the portion regarding Danny has been transcribed here.

Danny Kaye also suffered for his art. His career almost ended during the filming of his first picture, “Up in Arms,” when he suffered a slipped disk in his spine while doing the hilarious theater lobby sequence. The injury that came dangerously close to crippling him for life.

Danny continues to take chances in picture after picture. For a key comic ballet sequence in his latest, “Knock on Wood,” he fell and sprained his left ankle, was kicked in the head by a ballerina and pulled a muscle in his right leg—all in one day!

“And to think they wouldn’t even pay me a stunt check,” Danny moaned.

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