About the Site
“I found a bow and arrow, and I learned to shoot
I found a little horn, and I learned to toot
Now I can shoot and toot, ain’t I cute?”
–from the song “The Maladjusted Jester” in The Court Jester
It was these lyrics that first captured the heart of a little eight-
When Danny Kaye passed away on March 3, 1987, I was nearing my fifth birthday. At that time, I hadn't yet seen The Court Jester, and I was too young to be aware of what was occurring outside of my small world. Not long after seeing some of Danny's movies, I remember asking my parents if he was still alive. It was then that they told me that he had already passed away. A year later, in 1991, I remember hearing about the passing of Danny's wife, Sylvia Fine.
Why do I mention his death and my age? Simply to make the point that for people my
age, Danny was not a present-
Why This Site?
One of the first reasons for this site is to continue to let Danny's name be known, to let others learn about this talented entertainer. It is also a site created especially for my young boys. My oldest is only two, but already he loves watching Danny's movies. When he sees Danny come on screen, he gets excited. He points and says, "Danny!" When they're old enough to browse the Internet, I hope this site will still be there for my boys to learn more about this entertainer that they loved so much as young toddlers.
There are other excellent Danny Kaye websites out there. So why create another one?
Obviously everyone desires to add their own special touch to a website, but I also
wanted to explore a different avenue. I wanted to focus as much as I could on who
Danny was as a person. What did like or not like? What were his other interests and
talents? He made many movies and live appearances, had his own television show, and
made many television appearances. However, there was so much more that he did, so
many other talents he had, that some may not be aware of. I also wanted to explore
his personality as best I could. What was he like off-
My goal is to have an honest site that explores a variety of areas, to explore all aspects of who Danny was, not just his performing side.
The one thing you will not find on this site is anything relating to his sexual life.
Rumors will always pop up in a celebrity's life. Danny is no exception. While I am
willing and eager to explore his personality, I will not break the bond of privacy
by delving into rumors or theories about a person's sex life or sexual orientation.
So if that's what you're seeking...sorry. You will not find information on those
rumors here! Aside from that, this site is meant to be as family-
Thank you for taking the time to read this page and visit this site. I hope your stay is an enjoyable one. And I hope that you remember to pass on the name of Danny Kaye!
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