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( Download Ebook ) · Nobody's Fool: The Lives of Danny Kaye ì 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 I ve always loved Danny Kaye and was curious about his supposed affair with Laurence Olivier so I thought I would read his biography.The book was well written, giving my the history as well as the gossip that I was looking for I did find out that Danny was farcomplex than I thought, and not nearly as nice as I d hoped.Still I liked the book and could recommend it to anyone interested in his career. Sometimes reading a biography about a star you really love can be hard Sometimes it is better not to knowabout people you idolize. Coming off of watching White Christmas several times over the holidays, I had to follow up Bing Crosby s autobiography with a biography on Danny Kaye Nobody s Fool seemed to be well researched as it was filled with detail and quotes about this classic comedic performer Growing up, my sisters and I watched several Kaye movies and came to appreciate his goofiness Kaye s journey to leading man was certainly worth a read I liked reading about Kaye s journey to the Hollywood icon I know him as H Coming off of watching White Christmas several times over the holidays, I had to follow up Bing Crosby s autobiography with a biography on Danny Kaye Nobody s Fool seemed to be well researched as it was filled with detail and quotes about this classic comedic performer Growing up, my sisters and I watched several Kaye movies and came to appreciate his goofiness Kaye s journey to leading man was certainly worth a read I liked reading about Kaye s journey to the Hollywood icon I know him as He definitely paid his dues in show business At the beginning of his career, he grasped on to any small part in any type of show It was that desperation that all but forced Kaye to excel as a singer, dancer, comedian, and dramatic actor The movies I know Kaye best for have him goofing around, so I was surprised that he was a ladies man And evensurprised that he had an affair with Eve Arden They discussed leaving their spouses for each other, and Arden actually did, but Kaye couldn t bring himself to leave his wife I was also stunned by how popular he was He was one of the top earning actor in several mediums He gave sold out performances in London several times to the royal family He had a radio show, and also appeared on Broadway He was offered many movie roles that were tailored to him and his performing style Yet, the author seemed to hate him The author spent a lot of time discussing whether Kaye was homosexual and this went on and on throughout the book It was addressed negatively, which made me irritated I also didn t feel that the constant reference to Kaye being Jewish were necessary or relevant The author opined that Kaye flopped in movies because he looked Jewish and acted Jewish Even if t were true I didn t think there was a need to harp on the fact throughout the entire book Actually, a very small amount of time was spent describing Kaye s experience in movies The majority of the book was focused on Kaye s shows and theater performances, and in his interactions with others I liked that aspect very much, as it gets a little boring to just read a glorified biography of the films an actor made Overall, I thought this gave a good view in who Kaye was and how he made his career such a success I liked this I recall reading a book about Danny Kaye in high school that I just loved It sent me on a kick of reading show biz biographies and I have always remembered reading that book It must have been The Danny Kaye Story by Kurt Singer as that was written a few years before I started high school Wish I could say that this biography was as memorable, but it wasn t I m sure the earlier book was all fluff and glamour that would appeal to thenaive reader that I was back then As a biography , th I recall reading a book about Danny Kaye in high school that I just loved It sent me on a kick of reading show biz biographies and I have always remembered reading that book It must have been The Danny Kaye Story by Kurt Singer as that was written a few years before I started high school Wish I could say that this biography was as memorable, but it wasn t I m sure the earlier book was all fluff and glamour that would appeal to thenaive reader that I was back then As a biography , this one was OK but uninspired The author s style was rather blah I think he was trying to be unbiased in his treatment of his subject but it came across as wishy washy There was a decent index but no bibliography and the pictures were few and not terribly illustrative of Kaye s whole career Danny Kaye came across as a lot less admirable than I recalled from my youthful reading I was a little too young to have been aware of him in his heyday and probably was familiar only through the TV show, movies on TV and the UNICEF connection The picture presented here was of a magnetic performer but a miserable person off stage Now if I could only get those songs from Hans Christian Andersen out of my head