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Danny Kaye's Only Child Dena Is All Grown Up Now And Looks Like A Carbon Copy Of Her Legendary Father

Date June 5, 2019 17:38

Actor and comedian Danny Kaye,well known for his roles in Anatole of Paris and Lullabye in Ragtime, rose to Broadway stardom in Lady in the Dark and Let’s Face It. He married a wonderful woman and raised a beautiful child.

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Family man

Danny Kaye and his wife Sylvia Fine had each other’s backs. He was a funny-faced young nightclub performer, while she played the piano for his act.

As a daughter of a Brooklyn dentist, Sylvia was terrified her family won't allow her to marry an actor. So, the couple eloped. They only had one child, daughter Dena.

Before her birth, the pair lived in New York. After Danny was discovered in Hollywood, Sylvia went on to help him produce some of his films, such as The Five Pennies and The Inspector General.

Though there were rumors of divorce since they first got married, the couple got separated once for a period of four weeks during their marriage.

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His lookalike daughter

Danny Kaye's only child, Dena, is all grown up now, and she has turned into a real beauty with a striking resemblance to her famous dad.

Born in Florida, USA, Dena is well known for her work on The George Burns Show, The London Palladium: The Greatest Stage on Earth, and Danny Kaye International Children Award for Unicef.

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The journalist recalls that her father, who had a unique talent, was a trailblazer in his humanitarian work and was very passionate about everything he did in life.

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Growing up with Danny

In an interview with Parade, Dena said Danny was a wonderful father to her, saying: “He was a man who stuck to his principles and had real values.” She also noted that her father had a life outside his career.

Speaking on what it was like growing up with a famous father, she said:

I really had a normal childhood. I mean, yes, Cary Grant came to the house, and yes, I asked Frank Sinatra to come to my graduation party and he showed up and I was thrilled, but I mean, I've never been to an Academy Awards. I went to normal schools.

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It’s nice to hear when a celebrity makes their child a major priority. Danny Kaye was a good father and a beloved entertainer with so much talent.