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Viewing Entry - Nobody's Fool (S14619)
by Gottfried, Martin

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TitleNobody's Fool : The Lives of Danny Kaye
Author / Responsible partyGottfried, Martin
TopicsBiography. Kaye, Danny. Entertainers -- United States -- Biography. Comedians -- United States -- Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


It is the facinating story of an energetic, athletic, curious, perhaps overly mothered kid from Brooklyn who became an utterly original star parlaying his multiple talents into a career as one of the most popular and adored entertainers in American history. With his songwriting wife and mentor, Sylvia Fine, he formed a unique and perhaps perverse team, and the two of them created a Danny Kaye who enchanted an entire country. He combined the joy and ingenuousness of a child with the knowing wink of sophisticated entertainer. But while he was fostering this image and developing into one of the greatest of stars, and even an international humanitarian, was Danny Kaye concealing very different life - a secret life of his own? In Nobody's Fool, Gottfried passes through the veil of secrecy and beyond the elegant image of Kaye that was so brilliantly nurtured and protected during his lifetime.

Additional Information

System control numberS14619
Original Print PublisherNew York: Simon & Schuster Inc. 1994
NarratorNarrated by Elwyn Edwards and Recorded by Susie Punch and Jane Gibbs.
Narrator NameNarrated by Elwyn Edwards and Recorded by Susie Punch and Jane Gibbs.
Participant or performer noteNarrated by Elwyn Edwards and Recorded by Susie Punch and Jane Gibbs.
Narrators GenderMale narrator