On this date the actor, singer, comedian, and humanitarian DANNY KAYE was born in Brooklyn, New York. Famous for his roles in such film classics as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), Hans Christian Andersen (1952), and White Christmas (1954), in the 1950s he was in a 10 year long relationship with Lawrence Olivier. Although many of his biographers have attempted to refute the claim, Olivier’s widow, Joan Plowright has confirmed it, stating, “I have always resented the comments that it was I who was the homewrecker of Larry’s marriage to Vivien Leigh. Danny Kaye was attached to Larry far earlier than I.”