Best Of The Danny Kaye Show
Danny Kaye was at the height of his popularity when The Danny Kaye Show debuted on CBS in the fall of 1963. A pair of Broadway hits - Lady In the Dark and Let's Face It - and a succession of classic films including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Inspector General, Up In Arms, The Court Jester, Hans Christian Andersen, and White Christmas made Danny Kaye one of the biggest stars in show business. His international humanitarian work for UNICEF, and sold out concerts at places like the London Palladium helped make Danny Kaye a worldwide sensation. He won the Emmy Award for best variety performer in 1964, and the show was honored with three more Emmys, including outstanding variety series, after its first season. The Danny Kaye Show was the perfect showcase for its star's wide range of talents. In this collection of six uncut episodes, Danny sings with Ella Fitzgerald, Nana Mouskouri and Harry Belafonte. He sings and dances with Liza Minnelli and Gene Kelly, and laughs his way through comedy sketches with Art Carney, Rod Serling, Jackie Cooper, and a certain perennially 39-year old legend of comedy, who makes an unannounced cameo appearance. Also featured in this collection are Michelle Lee, Buddy Greco, Joe & Eddie and Alan Young. Series regulars include Harvey Korman, Jamie Farr, Joyce Van Patten and orchestra leader Paul Weston. Among the numerous gems found in The Best of the Danny Kaye Show: Danny conducts the Television City Philharmonic, a spoof of The Twilight Zone with Rod Serling, and performances of Danny Kaye classics "Pavlova" - from the film The Kid From Brooklyn, and "Ballin' the Jack" from On the Riviera. Danny's other numbers include, "You Make Me Feel So Young", "Pennies From Heaven", and a wonderful duet with Harry Belafonte on "Hava Nagila." Whether discovering the joy that is Danny Kaye for the first time, or revisiting his extraordinary gifts, viewers of all ages will find Danny at the top of his game on The Best of the Danny Kaye Show.