|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.