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Discover the Secret Life of Danny Kaye
New Book Goes Behind the Scenes with Classic Hollywood's Court Jester
Packed with never-before-
Although best remembered for his title role in "The Court Jester," Kaye's was a life built on much more than buffoonery, for he could conceivably master any discipline he committed himself to—singing straight or scat, dancing, comedy, even the culinary arts and humanitarian efforts, indeed anything he put his mind to.
Ironically, it took years for him to be discovered in show business because he could do too much and proved impossible to classify. So, too, his particular genius required absolute concentration—
Although he reached princely heights as an entertainer, his six-decade career in show business never resulted in an accurate, even-handed biography or analysis of his work. "Danny Kaye: King of Jesters" provides both. Based on decades of research and interviews, the book clears up previous misconceptions about Kaye, right down to his birthday. Even more, it is a fun, backstage look at the making of his greatest roles, recounting the production of all of his films, his weekly TV series, radio series, Broadway roles, and the best of his work off-Broadway, in audio recordings, and TV specials.
David Koenig is chief editor for the venerable business journal "The Merchant Magazine" and arguably the theme park industry’s best-known “outsider,”
"Danny Kaye: King of Jesters" will be available from most major booksellers in early November.