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Danny Kaye

Entertainer Danny Kaye was born in Brooklyn in 1913. He had a very successful career on stage and screen and was the original UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador from 1954 until his death in 1987.

Danny Kaye appears in the following:

Before Bono: Danny Kaye, First UN Ambassador, on his 1954 East Asia trip

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

In 1954, entertainment superstar Danny Kaye became UNICEF's first Ambassador at Large, a post he held until his death in 1987. This is Mr Kaye's personal recounting of his first East Asian tour visiting many of the world's impoverished children.

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Patricia Marx interviews Danny Kaye, 1968

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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Patricia Marx interviews Danny Kaye about humor, accents, and music.

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Peabody Awards Seventeenth Annual Award Presentation at Hotel Roosevelt.

Tuesday, April 16, 1957

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

WNYC receives two citations (for the Little Orchestra Society concerts and for Books in Profile) during the presentation of the 1956 Peabody Awards at the Hotel Roosevelt in New York City. ...

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Danny Kaye--Ambassador At Large

Tuesday, February 01, 1955

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Danny Kaye's description of his East-Asian humanitarian tour as the first Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, and of the film that chronicled his experiences.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC ...

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