Beginning with his rise from the streets of Brooklyn to becoming the first ambassador-at-large for UNICEF, Martin Gottfried shares a detailed portrait of one of America’s most talented and controversial entertainers of the mid-nineties in this biography of Danny Kaye.
Nobody’s Fool is the fascinating story of an energetic, athletic, and curious kid from Brooklyn that became a star with multiple talents, growing into one of the most popular and adored entertainers in American history.
Joining forces with his songwriting wife and mentor, Sylvia Fine, the couple created a unique personality that would go on to enchant the nation as they combined the joy and ingenuousness of a child with the knowing wink of a sophisticated entertainer.
But as Danny Kaye was developing into one of the greatest stars of the mid-nineties and an international humanitarian, there was always speculation that he was concealing a very different life. Martin Gottfried uncovers the veil of secrecy and takes readers beyond the elegant image of Kaye in this biography of a brilliantly nurtured and protected star.
Martin Gottfried was a well-known critic, columnist, and artist from Brooklyn, New York. He studied at Columbia College and spent time working with U.S. Army Military Intelligence. Gottfried is recognized for writing many biographies, including titles on Bob Fosse, Danny Kaye, and George Burns.