Sylvia Fine

Lyricist and Songwriter
Born Aug 29, 1913

Sylvia Fine was an American lyricist, composer, producer and the wife of the comedian Danny Kaye. The daughter of a dentist and the youngest of three children, she and her future husband grew up within blocks of each other in Brooklyn, but never met until 1939.… Read More

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1913 Birth Born on August 29, 1913.


1939 25 Years Old She and her future husband grew up within blocks of each other in Brooklyn, but did not meet until 1939. … Read More
1940 26 Years Old After a whirlwind romance, they were married on 3 January 1940. … Read More


1946 32 Years Old Fine and Kaye had a daughter, Dena, born on 17 December 1946, and they remained married, although estranged from circa 1947 on, until his death in 1987.


1971 57 Years Old …  She began teaching musical comedy at the University of Southern California in 1971 and at Yale in 1975. … Read More


1975 61 Years Old In 1975 she was executive producer for a television special, "Danny Kaye: Look In at the Met." … Read More
1980 66 Years Old Fine received a Peabody Award in 1980, and during her career she was also nominated for two Oscars and two Emmys.
1991 78 Years Old Sylvia Fine Kaye died of emphysema at the age of 78 in her Manhattan apartment in 1991. … Read More
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