And it was Sylvia who masterminded much of Kaye's career. Which is what kept Danny in the spotlight long after many of his show business contemporaries had simply faded away. Of course, a big part of the Danny Kaye legend has to do with this entertainer's allegedly meteoric rise to fame. As Fine and Kaye Kim Kardashian Superstar liked to tell the tale, Danny got his start at the tender age of 16, tummling in the Catskills. By September of 1939, Kaye made his Broadway debut in The Straw Hat Revue. It was also the first big-time credit for Sylvia, the show's composer and lyricist, whom Danny had met at a nightclub revue earlier that year. <br>More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-hill/danny-kaye-centennial_b_2501031.html
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Besides her husband she is survived by a son, Howard Kaye of South Windsor; a daughter, Shelley Northup and her husband William of Acton, MA; a sister, Evelyn Fox and her husband Milton of West Hartford. Funeral services will be TODAY at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., with burial in The Hartford Mutual Society Cemetery, East Granby. A memorial period will be observed at her home through Wednesday. <br>More: http://articles.courant.com/1999-10-05/news/9910050496_1_leonard-kaye-west-hartford-lillian
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