I discovered Danny Kaye completely by accident. I was at home, severely depressed many years ago as I had recently been broken up with by my girlfriend. I was flipping channels and saw a man dancing around in green tights. At first I thought it was maybe Erol Flynn's Robin Hood, but I soon discovered to my delight it was something else; something wonderful. As I'm sure you all know, I had discovered The Court Jester. And thanks to Danny Kaye I laughed for the first time in weeks. I was amazed by the versatility of the main character. He could sing, he could dance, he could act, he could pantomime, was there anything he couldn't do (not really, I would later discover)?! Unfortunately, I'd missed the introduction, so it took a great deal of digging to actually discover what the name of this wonderful movie was or the name of that amazing actor.
But I eventually did, and it would later become something I would watch over and over again. Later, I discovered The Inspector General, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Hans Christian Andersen, A Song Is Born and many other wonderful examples of Danny Kaye's brilliance. I would later show The Court Jester to a girl I was interested in and if she didn't love it then she obviously wasn't the one for me! XD
So, anyway, yeah... Yay Danny Kaye!! :)