Awards, Honors, and Recognition

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Golden Globe - Received 1952
On the Riviera

Tony - 1953
Special Tony award for his variety show at the Palace Theater

Oscar - Received 1955
As the Academy Award official site says, “To Danny Kaye, for his unique talents, his service to the Academy, the motion picture industry, and the American people.”

Golden Globe - Received 1959
Me and the Colonel

Golden Laurel - Received 2nd place in 1960
Top Male Musical Performance in
The Five Pennies

George Foster Peabody Award - Received 1964
The Danny Kaye Show for television entertainment

Emmy - Received 1964
Best Musical Variety Star

Emmy - Received 1964
Best Variety Program

Humanitarian Award - Received 1974
by International Association of Lions Club for his work with UNICEF

UNICEF for Distinguished Service - Received 1977

Philip Murray-William Green Humanitarian Award - Received 1978
by AFL-CIO for his work with UNICEF

Science and Humanities Award - Received 1979
by the Weizmann Institute of Science

Conviction Medal - Received 1981
by the American College of Cardiology for Danny’s talent, devotion to children, and interest in medicine

Oscar - Received 1982
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Danny’s Acceptance Speech

George Foster Peabody Award - Received 1982
An Evening With Danny Kaye and Skokie

Life Acheivement Award - Received 1983
Screen Actors Guild Awards

Kennedy Center Honoree - 1984
“This is very nice, very exciting, like space travel.” - Danny Kaye about being honored at the Kennedy Center.
[The Montreal Gazette, Dec. 3, 1984]

National Fellowship Award - 1986
by the Philadelphia Fellowship Commission

Presidential Medal of Freedom - Received 1987
Awarded by President Ronald Reagan after Danny’s death

Awards for His Movies

Golden Globe - 1953
Best Picture (Comedy genre):
Hans Christian Andersen

Golden Globe - 1958
Best Picture (Comedy genre):  
Me and the Colonel


Golden Globe - 1953
Hans Christian Andersen

Golden Globe - 1957
The Court Jester

Oscar - 1958
The Five Pennies was nominated for: Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Music - Original Song, Best Music - Scoring of a Musical Picture

Golden Globe - 1958
The Five Pennies was nominated for Best Motion Picture (Musical)

Grammy - 1959
“Mommy, Gimme a Drink of Water” was nominated for Best Recording for Children

Emmy - 1963
Nominated for Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program for
The Danny Kaye Show with Lucille Ball (Danny’s 3rd TV Special)

Grammy - 1963
“Grimm’s Fairy Tales” was nominated for Best Recording for Children

Emmy - 1965
Nominated for Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment for
The Danny Kaye Show

Golden Globe - 1982

Emmy - 1982
Nominated for Outstanding Classical Program in Performing Arts for
Live From Lincoln Center: “An Evening with Danny Kaye”

Emmy - 1986
Nominated for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for his role in
The Cosby Show

Walk of Fame

Danny has 3 stars on the Walk of Fame. According to IMDb, here are the types and locations:

Motion Picture – 6563 Hollywood Blvd.

Radio – 6101 Hollywood Blvd.

Recording – 6125 Hollywood Blvd.