1946's Merry Melodies cartoon (i.e. Looney Tunes) -
In this cartoon, characters from popular books come alive. Three minutes into the cartoon, Daffy Duck opens a trunk, dons some clothes and a blonde, curly wig, and proceeds to stand in front of the book titled, Danny Boy, imitating Danny Kaye. He does an imitation of Danny's classic "Dinah." Afterwards he proceeds to warn Little Red Riding Hood about the wolf by doing some scat singing reminiscent of "Melody in 4F."
1948's "Funnyman" comic books
Danny Kaye was the inspiration for a comic book character created by Jerry Siegel
and Joe Shuster, the creators of Superman [they later sold Superman to DC comics].
In the late 1940s, they created a new superhero. Larry Davis was a red-
Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum (1948)
In 1948 Danny Kaye was enshrined in Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. You can for an article related to that event. There is also video footage via British Pathe's which I have listed below for your convenience. It's fun, exciting footage to watch.
Danny & Sylvia -
Danny & Sylvia is a musical which played at the St. Luke's Theater in New York City. It focused on the life of Danny and his wife, Sylvia, and Danny's rise to fame. Brian Childers had the role of Danny Kaye while Kimberly Faye Greenberg portrayed Sylvia. The play has gotten considerable praise over the years. To see an example, you can check out this clip to see Brian sing "Tschaikovsky" and "Minnie the Moocher." Kimberly and Brian also sing together on the song "One Life to Live."
Check out some of the following links for more information:
Impersonator Russell Fletcher
For some information on his act, you can check out these pages:
with Russell Fletcher on YouTube
Larry Raben performs "Tchaikowsky (and Other Russians)"
George Carlin on Danny Kaye
(Feb. 2009) -
Over the years there have been various imitations of Danny by people and cartoons.
The information on this page is by no means complete, but I've listed what I can find.
Scroll down and take a look. It's really quite interesting.