TCM Sunday: 24 Hour Danny Kaye Birthday Centennial Celebration

Danny Kaye 1954 Klene Dutch Trading Card

Turner Classic Movies presents 24 hours of Danny Kaye "on what is likely the 100th anniversary of his birth," according to the Now Playing Guide. The Guide does note "sources vary" and most online seem to point to January 18. Close enough.

It's all here today: Up in Arms, The Inspector General, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Hans Christian Anderson and The Court Jester, plus six additional feature films, an episode of the The Danny Kaye Show and Kaye's 1971 appearance on The Dick Cavett Show.


TCM Sunday, January 20, 2013 - Danny Kaye Centennial Celebration

    Danny Kaye 1951 Artisti de Cinema Trading CardNote: All times EST

  • 6:00 am - The Danny Kaye Show (1963)
  • 7:00 am - Up in Arms (1944) starring Danny Kaye, Dana Andrews, Dinah Shore, D: Elliott Nugent
  • 8:45 am - Merry Andrew (1958) starring Danny Kaye, Pier Angeli, Salvatore Baccaloni, D: Michael Kidd
  • 10:30 am - The Dick Cavett Show with Danny Kaye as guest. Aired May 28, 1971.
  • 12:00 pm - The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) starring Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, D: Norman Z. McLeod
  • 2:00 pm - The Inspector General (1949) starring Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Elsa Lanchester, D: Henry Koster
  • 4:00 pm - Me and the Colonel (1958) starring Danny Kaye, Curt Jurgens, Nicole Maurey, D: Peter Glenville
  • 6:00 pm - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) starring Danny Kaye, Fay Bainter, Ann Rutherford, D: Norman Z. McLeod
  • Danny Kaye 1949 Carreras Turf Tobacco Card

  • 8:00 pm - Hans Christian Andersen (1952) starring Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jean-Maire, D: Charles Vidor
  • 10:00 pm - The Court Jester (1956) starring Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, D: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
  • 12:00 am - A Song Is Born (1948) starring Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Benny Goodman, D: Howard Hawks
  • 2:00 am - Wonder Man (1945) starring Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, D: Bruce Humberstone
  • 4:00 am - The Man from the Diners' Club (1963) starring Danny Kaye, Martha Hyer, Telly Savales, D: Frank Tashlin

For information about the life and career of Danny Kaye see his IMDB page, the Danny Kaye profile at and this recent Movie Morlocks post filled with Kaye photos.

And don't miss this fact-filled 1987 Danny Kaye obituary originally published by the Los Angeles Times and reprinted HERE in the Eugene Register-Guard.

Danny Kaye 1946 Motion Picture Magazine Premium Photo

Just click on images for more information about any of the Danny Kaye collectibles pictured above. You'll be taken to my Gallery & Guide pages dedicated to each specific collectible.

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