Nobody's Fool

Nobody's Fool

The Lives of Danny Kaye

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
A detailed portrait of a paradoxical entertainer explores his rise from the streets of Brooklyn, his turbulent marriage, and the claims about his homosexuality

Book News
Gottfried's capably researched and recounted biography offers a none too flattering glimpse into Kaye's well-guarded personal life, including his egotism, cruelty, his strained marriage and his flirtations and affairs. His career is treated in detail, from his obvious early talent to the creation of his acting personae and his sad professional and personal decline before his death in 1987. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Baker
& Taylor

A detailed portrait of a paradoxical entertainer explores his rise from the streets of Brooklyn, his turbulent marriage, and the claims about his homosexuality. By the author of All His Jazz: The Life and Death of Bob Fosse. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1994
ISBN: 9780671864941
0671864947
Branch Call Number: B KAYE
Characteristics: 352 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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