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.
Peabody Awards Seventeenth Annual Award Presentation at Hotel Roosevelt.
Tuesday, April 16, 1957
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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. Among the speakers are Ed Sullivan, Bob & Ray, the UN's Ahmed Bokhari, and Danny Kaye, who brings down the house.
Linda Morgan, the "miracle girl" of the Andrea Doria disaster and daughter of Edward P. Morgan, is in the audience.
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Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 73616
Municipal archives id: LT4436