Sylvia Fine
American lyricist and songwriter
Sylvia Fine
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.
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DANNY & SYLVIA Announces New Performance Schedule - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
It stars Helen Hayes Award-winner Brian Childers as Danny Kaye and Kimberly Faye Greenberg as his wife and creative partner, Sylvia Fine who wrote many of his most famous songs. Directed by Pamela Hall with choreography by Gene Castle,
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The First Defense - BethesdaMagazine.com
Google News - over 5 years
But Sylvia's fine.” It took Jerry a moment to realize that she meant Hollywood agents, not secret agents. “How'd you find me?” he asked, though in his mind the more relevant question was why? “You were easy,” she said, hovering near the sectional sofa
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Fran Drescher retrouve Mr Sheffield dans "Happily Divorced" - AlloCiné
Google News - over 5 years
En effet, Renée Taylor, celle qui incarnait Sylvia Fine, la mère de Fran dans la comédie culte, va jouer Marilyn, une vieille amie de Dori (Rita Moreno), la mère de Fran. Le Season Finale d'Happily Divorced sera diffusé le 17 août prochain sur TV Land
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Renée Taylor, Joseph Bologna Lead Lovers And Other Strangers at Suncoast - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
On television, audiences may most recognize Taylor as Sylvia Fine, mother to Fran Fine aka "The Nanny." Other television credits include "Dream On," "St. Elsewhere," "Daddy Dearest," and a recurring role on "How I Met Your Mother
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Actors in airports - Seattle Post Intelligencer
Google News - over 5 years
... in airports' collection (http://www.seattlepi.com/ae/music/gallery/Singers-in-airports-15058/photo-1009323.php). First comes actor Danny Kaye, giving an interview at London Airport on November 13, 1948. Kaye's wife, Sylvia Fine, is on the right
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DANNY and SYLVIA Celebrates 2nd Anniversary Off Broadway - Broadway World
Google News - almost 6 years
The musical love story, with book and lyrics by Robert mcElwaine and music by Bob Bain, stars Helen Hayes Award-winner Brian Childers as Danny Kaye and Kimberly Faye Greenberg as his wife and creative partner, Sylvia Fine who wrote many of his most
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Danny Kaye, Gogol and Shakespeare - Boulder Jewish News
Google News - almost 6 years
It was written by Harry Kurnitz and Philip Papp and features original music by Danny Kaye's wife, Sylvia Fine, and Johnny Green. Produced shortly after the Holocaust, this post-Nazi era film re-locates the story from the Russian Empire into an
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'Young Frankenstein' offers familiar, rollicking fun - The Tennessean
Google News - almost 6 years
Add some catchy lyrics – “The Brain” sounded like something Sylvia Fine might have written for Danny Kaye to recite in rapid-fire fashion during one of his films – and Stroman's classic-homage dance numbers, and you've got solid entertainment
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Variety of golden oldies new to Warner Archives - Deseret News
Google News - almost 6 years
This colorful musical is quite different from Kaye's earlier films, with more emphasis on story, less zany behavior and none of the usual patter songs from the pen of his wife, Sylvia Fine. But it does have a very funny circus theme, catchy songs that
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The Role Of a Lifetime
NYTimes - about 7 years
IN the age of the character-driven television series, there was a notable passing in 2009: ''Monk,'' the Emmy-winning USA show about an obsessive-compulsive crime-solver, went off the air in December after eight seasons. The series, with Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk, was one of the earliest examples of what has since become common fare: programs
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Joining in the Party
NYTimes - over 18 years
George Gershwin loved parties. In fact, he tended to monopolize them, gloriously, at the piano. Certainly he would have viewed his 100th birthday, on Sept. 26, as one endless opportunity to play Gershwin. Much commemorative celebrating has already taken place. Here are some dates to keep in mind for those who want to join the party. SEPT. 8 -- The
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Paid Notice: Deaths FINE, NETA (LAMBY)
NYTimes - over 19 years
FINE-Neta (Lamby). October 29, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Martin Fine. Devoted mother of Fran and John Shanker and David and Sylvia Fine, and loyal friend of Joyce Dell. Cherished grandmother of Norman and Tabbie, Michael and Nancy, David and Aimee, Sue, Meredith, Jonathan, Debbie. Loving great-grandmother of Miles, Marti Rose, Emily, Isabella
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Dressed for Excess
NYTimes - over 19 years
Like bees to honey, they flocked to Loehmann's, not just to drown themselves in bargains but also to win lunch and a $250 shopping spree with that Empress of Excess, Renee Taylor. Taylor earned her divinity as Sylvia Fine, the pork-munching, overdressed Jewish mother on ''The Nanny.'' A wonder of engineering, with her bosom up to here, her waist in
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Food Notes
NYTimes - over 23 years
Discount Bread Eli Zabar's empire is expanding. He has bought 433 East 91st Street, a building where a factory makes Baker's Brand vinegar and mustard. The factory will remain, but Mr. Zabar will use part of the building as a shop where he will sell select food, including his own breads, at discount prices. Mr. Zabar owns E.A.T. on Madison Avenue
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More Notable Alumni of a Brooklyn School
NYTimes - over 23 years
To the Editor: Your June 16 article on James Madison High School notwithstanding, Sylvia Fine Kaye never graduated from Madison. She and her husband, Danny, were products of Thomas Jefferson, the Brownsville-East New York high school. Sylvia graduated in 1929, Danny in 1930 -- long before Madison's foundations were laid. I was there. I have
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As States Cut Aid, Public Colleges Work Harder for Private Money
NYTimes - almost 24 years
As states reduce aid to higher education, public universities, especially those in the Northeast, are having to become more competitive in private fund-raising, once largely the domain of private universities like Yale, Stanford and Duke. The cuts have been so drastic that public colleges around the country are inventing new ways -- or refining old
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POSTINGS: Hunter Playhouse Renovation; To Sylvia and Danny, With Love
NYTimes - about 24 years
She was Sylvia Fine, he was David Daniel Kaminski. They grew up in Brooklyn; he dropped out of Thomas Jefferson High School, she attended Hunter College and graduated from Brooklyn College. After they married, she wrote the music and lyrics for many of his films, among them "Up in Arms," "Wonder Man," "The Kid From Brooklyn," "The Secret Life of
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Gus Schirmer Jr., 73, a Director, Producer and Promoter of Theater
NYTimes - over 24 years
Gustave Schirmer 4th, a theatrical director, producer and agent, died on Wednesday at the Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, Calif. He was 73 years old and lived in Hollywood. He died of kidney failure, said Frank Liberman, a friend. Mr. Schirmer, who was the last member of his family to be named for the founder of G. Schirmer Inc., the music
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sylvia Fine
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1991
    Age 77
    Sylvia Fine Kaye died of emphysema at the age of 78 in her Manhattan apartment in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details She is buried with her husband at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York. In 1992, her daughter, Dena Kaye, was quoted in a newspaper article, recalling Fine's advice to her and the influence it had in her life. Both Fine and Kaye were determined not to influence their daughter's choices as she grew up. In a 1954 interview, Kaye stated that, "Whatever she (Dena) wants to be she will be without interference from her mother nor from me." The careers of Fine and Kaye are immortalized in The Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Collection at the Library of Congress. The materials preserved in the collection include manuscripts, scores, scripts, photographs, sound recordings, and video clips.
  • 1980
    Age 66
    Fine received a Peabody Award in 1980, and during her career she was also nominated for two Oscars and two Emmys.
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  • 1975
    Age 61
    In 1975 she was executive producer for a television special, "Danny Kaye: Look In at the Met."
    More Details Hide Details She also produced and edited "Assignment Children," a UNICEF film that starred her husband." In the last three years of her life, she had been writing an autobiography, Fine and Danny, about her life with Kaye for Knopf Books.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1971
    Age 57
    She began teaching musical comedy at the University of Southern California in 1971 and at Yale in 1975.
    More Details Hide Details In 1979, she produced and narrated the course as a 90-minute PBS program, "Musical Comedy Tonight," (eventually a three part series), which won a Peabody Award.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1946
    Age 32
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1940
    Age 26
    After a whirlwind romance, they were married on 3 January 1940.
    More Details Hide Details Kaye proposed on the telephone while working in Florida; Fine was in New York. She made the trip to Fort Lauderdale where they were married. She took a direct role in managing her husband's career and wrote many of his songs for him, both in film and recordings. Those for the film The Court Jester were co-written with Sammy Cahn. Fine was also an associate producer of some of the films.
  • 1939
    Age 25
    She and her future husband grew up within blocks of each other in Brooklyn, but did not meet until 1939.
    More Details Hide Details Sylvia Fine was born in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest of three children of a Jewish dentist, and raised in East New York. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School and studied music at Brooklyn College, where she wrote the music for the school's alma mater, with lyrics from the poet Robert Friend. She was working as an audition pianist when she met Danny Kaye; both were working on a short-lived Broadway show. Fine also wrote the lyrics and music for it. Though the pair had never met before, they discovered something in common. Kaye had once worked for Fine's father, watching his office while the dentist went to lunch. Dr. Fine also had to fire his future son-in-law for doing woodworking with his dental drills.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1913
    Born
    Born on August 29, 1913.
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