Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sylvia Fine Kaye... Kaminsky

Danny wasn't the only Kaminsky in the family for his first three years of marriage.

When Sylvia Fine married Danny Kaye on January 3, 1940, she didn’t take the name “Kaye,” because legally his name was still David Daniel Kaminsky. So, she took the name Kaminsky—although, like Danny, she would never advertise it.

For three years, in fact, her legal name was Sylvia Kaminsky until, on January 22, 1943, Danny and Sylvia jointly submitted paperwork to change their names from Kaminsky to Kaye.

They were weeks away from heading for Hollywood, where his new life as movie star and international celebrity was about to begin.


  1. Gee, I was beginning to wonder when David would be posting more great stuff here. David, this blog is so valuable, and is read by many people (some friends tell me they always read it, but are not comment-leavers.. ). I look forward to every installment.. :)

    Also, can you write here about how one subscribes to this page? or otherwise is alerted that you have posted something on the page? thanx!

  2. Thanks, DKFF!
    I think if you click the button to the right to "Join This Site" you will be alerted to updates.

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