Danny Kaye - Unicef's Jester

Michael Freedland tells the story of Danny Kaye, who died in 1987.

One of the world's greatest entertainers, Kaye pioneered the celebrity habit of championing good causes on a global scale.

He became the first Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund.

Kaye was renowned for his extraordinary ability to enthral audiences with his expressive face and hands, a talent which he put to enchanting effect in his visits to disadvantaged children all over the world.

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Michael Freedland tells the story of Danny Kaye, who died in 1987.

One of the world's greatest entertainers, Kaye pioneered the celebrity habit of championing good causes on a global scale.

He became the first Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund.

Kaye was renowned for his extraordinary ability to enthral audiences with his expressive face and hands, a talent which he put to enchanting effect in his visits to disadvantaged children all over the world.