INFORMATION PLEASE & THE DANNY KAYE SHOW
The March of Dimes gets mentioned on both our quiz show and our comedy in this installment. On “Information Please,” the guest is General Hugh Johnson, head of President Roosevelt’s National Recovery Administration, who also worked hard to raise money to fight polio. Then, on “The Danny Kaye Show,” the versatile comedian / actor / singer plays an exaggerated version of himself. As he tries to get to Washington for a March of Dimes fund-raiser, he finds plenty of opportunities to use his patented fake-foreign accents and scat-patter as well as sing a sweet song or two.
January 24, 1939
“Guest: General Hugh Johnson”
The Danny Kaye Show
January 27, 1945
“Flying to Washington for March of Dimes”