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Sylvia Fine (1913–1991)

Sylvia Fine was born on August 29, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She was married to Danny Kaye. She died on October 28, 1991 in Manhattan, New York City. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008 Fallout 3 (Video Game) (writer: "Happy Times")
 1999 The Man Who Drove with Mandela (Documentary) (writer: "Life Could Not Better Be")
 1997 Vegas Vacation (writer: "Man With The Golden Arm" - as Sylvia Fine Kaye)
 1993 Lipstick on Your Collar (TV Mini-Series) (writer: "The Man With The Golden Arm")
 1961 On the Double (lyrics: "The Mackenzie Hielanders" (1961), "Darlin' Meggie" (1961), "On The Double Polka" (1961)) / (music: "The Mackenzie Hielanders" (1961), "Darlin' Meggie" (1961), "On The Double Polka" (1961))
 1960 The 32nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "The Five Pennies")
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Academy Award Songs (1960) ... (writer: "The Five Pennies" - uncredited)
 1959 The Five Pennies (lyrics: "The Five Pennies" (1959), "Follow the Leader" (1959), "Lullaby in Ragtime" (1959), "Goodnight - Sleep Tight" (1959), "When the Saints Go Marching In" (1896)) / (music: "The Five Pennies" (1959), "Follow the Leader" (1959), "Lullaby in Ragtime" (1959), "Goodnight - Sleep Tight" (1959))
 1955 The Court Jester (writer: "The Maladjusted Jester", "Life Could Not Better Be", "Outfox the Fox", "I'll Take You Dreaming", "My Heart Knows a Love Song", "Ritual of Knighthood", "Willow, Willow, Waleyc/ Pass The Basket", "Life Could Not Better Be (Reprise)")
 1954 Witness to Murder (lyrics: "Nowhere Blues")
 1954 Knock on Wood (writer: "Knock on Wood" (1953), "All About You" (1953), "Monahan O'Han" (1953), "End of Spring" (1953) - uncredited)
 1954 The 26th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "The Moon Is Blue")
 1953 The Moon Is Blue (lyrics: "The Moon Is Blue" - uncredited)
 1951 On the Riviera (writer: "On the Riviera", "Rhythm of a New Romance", "Popo the Puppet", "Happy Ending")
 1949 The Inspector General (lyrics: "The Medicine Show" (1949), "Brodny" (1949), "The Inspector General" (1949), "Soliloquy for Three Heads" (1949), "Happy Times" (1949), "Onward Onward" (1949), "Gypsy Drinking Song" (1949), "Lonely Hearts" (1949) - uncredited) / (music: "The Medicine Show" (1949), "Brodny" (1949), "The Inspector General" (1949), "Soliloquy for Three Heads" (1949), "Happy Times" (1949), "Onward Onward" (1949), "Gypsy Drinking Song" (1949), "Lonely Hearts" (1949) - uncredited)
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (writer: "Symphony For an Unstrung Tongue (The Little Fiddle)" (1947), "Anatole of Paris" (1947))
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn (lyrics: "Pavlova" (1939)) / (music: "Pavlova" (1939))
 1945 Wonder Man (lyrics: "Bali Boogie" (1945), "Otchi Tchorniya Number" (1945), "Opera Number" (1945)) / (music: "Bali Boogie" (1945), "Otchi Tchorniya Number" (1945), "Opera Number" (1945))
 1944 Up in Arms (writer: "Theater Lobby Number" (1944), "Melody in 4-F" (1941), "Jive Number" (1944))
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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Alternate Names:

Silvia Fine Kay | Sylvia Fine Kaye

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I can't say what Danny Kaye is like in private life. There are too many of them. See more »


Lyricist and composer responsible for many of the best known musical routines and songs for her husband, Danny Kaye. See more »

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