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Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye (entertainer, born January 18, 1913, Brooklyn, New York; died March 3, 1987) His fame began when he became the first man--at least the first in recorded history--to sing a song in which he named 54 Russian composers in 38 seconds. The song was "Tchaikovsky." The place was Broadway's Alvin Theater on January 21, 1941. The show was Moss Hart's Musical Lady in the Dark. The man was Danny Kaye.