Danny Kaye's Height
5ft 11 (180.3 cm)
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5ft 11.5in (181.6cm)
said on 26/Oct/20
Danny Kaye was 6' or very close to that mark in late fifties/early sixties. There's a picture near a middle aged 6'1'' Cary Grant possibly in his mid fifties from the set of North by Northwest and only an inch difference between them. No more no less. If Grant was 6'2'' in his prime, I don't think he could have lost more than an inch at the time of that picture. He still looked juvenile and fit as always. I think Danny Kaye was a six footer for most of his career, possibly 5'11 in his sixties or seventies. He passed away only 3 months after his friend Cary Grant.
wishbone said on 16/Oct/18
What was the best movie 5'10" Danny Kaye ever made? Tough call. He did not make a lot of movies,but The Inspector General belongs in your video "diet" if you love Danny Kaye! I also loved him in White Christmas and Take Me Out To The Ball Game and his Oscar winner Wonder Man. (And he popped up with 5'7" Doris Day in It's A Great Feeling. But The Court Jester is the best Danny Kaye movie. It's also me favorite Kaye movie. He like Abbott And Costello and Laurel And Hardy delivered lots of laughs without resorting to gimmicks or cheap jokes. But again many people now won't watch movies this master of comedy made because they think Danny's movies are "dated." FAR FROM IT! Great comedy,like Tom Poston once stated,NEVER gets dated! Danny Kaye was UNIQUE! ONE OF A KIND! If you get a chance to watch a Danny Kaye movie,this is QUALITY and CLASS we don't see a lot of now!
Tom said on 13/May/16
Danny was closer to 6'. There's a Pathe newsreel showing him arriving in England by ship. He stands next to 6'1" Rex Harrison. I only see about an inch difference in height.
Barb said on 11/Dec/15
Look at the movie "White Christmas" and notice how much taller he is than Bing Crosby. Bing was 5' 9" so I totally believe Danny was 5' 11"
Russell said on 26/Oct/14
There is no way he is that tall! He wasn't short, but no taller than 5'9.
Shadow2 said on 21/Dec/11
A good friend of mine (6'3.5") interviewed Danny Kaye in the 1960's. Kaye was about 5'11", and seemed to resent my friend's significant height. Unlike his public image, Kaye could be very difficult in person.
gregory lehmann said on 16/May/11
Very funny comic. Sadly died right after Jaclyn was born.
Frank2 said on 2/Aug/08
I met him and we were eye-to-eye the exact same height - 5'11". Kaye was quite shy and reserved in public. At the same charity event I saw Fred Astaire (5'7"), Jack Benny (5'8") and Kirk Douglas 5'8").
Fred Lang said on 28/Dec/07
Danny Kaye stood very "tall" in my mind as far as I was concerned. I'm only 58 years old but remember the wonderful TV programs and Christmas shows he put on every year. Very fond memories and I especially enjoyed him in "The Private World of Walter Mitty". Very funny movie and last but not least, he was a top notch superb dancer. Ever see him in "White Christmas"?!
AshnarLynx said on 18/Oct/07
Are we talking about the old time actor? He couldn't have been 5'11! 5'8 more likely. He always looked kinda short.