Olivo Krause
Benny Goodman
Leonid Hambro
Duke Ellington
Arthur Fiedler
Jack Benny
(Movies & TV)
Osvald Helmuth
(Movies & TV)

See also

Victor Borge

Knowledge Identifier: +Victor_Borge


Victor Borge

Born Børge Rosenbaum in Copenhagen, Denmark, into a Jewish family add

Category: Music (650)

Born in 1909.

Countries: United States (63%), Denmark (9%), (4%)

Main connections: Olivo Krause, Benny Goodman, Leonid Hambro

Linked to: American Pianists Association, The Electric Company, London Philharmonic Orchestra, NBC




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Victor Borge was born in 1909 add something


He gave his first piano recital when he was eight years old, and in 1918 was awarded a full scholarship at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, studying under Olivo Krause add something


Olivo Krause - From 1918, Krause taught piano music at the Royal Danish Conservatory where Victor Borge was one of his students


Egon Petri - In the 1920s, Petri taught in Berlin; Victor Borge, Stanley_Gardner, Jan Hoffman, Gunnar Johansen and Vitya Vronsky being among his students


Borge played his first major concert in 1926 at the Danish concert-hall Odd Fellow Palæet add something


He married American Elsie Chilton in 1933, the same year he debuted with his revue acts add something


He married his first wife, Elsie Chilton, in 1933 add something


Escaping from Denmark in 1940 to freedom in the US just ahead of the Nazi invasion, Mr. Borge continually showed vigorous appreciation for the opportunities provided by both his native country and his adopted land add something


From on, fame rose quickly for Borge, who won Best New Radio Performer of the Year in 1942 add something


Paul Hartman - The Hartmans' success led them to Hollywood, but Paul only saw limited success there, most prominently appearing alongside Frank Sinatra and Victor Borge in 1943's "Higher and Higher"


Benny Goodman - In 1946, he met Ingolf Dahl, an emigre classical composer on the faculty of the University of Southern California, who was musical director of the Victor Borge show.


Borge appeared on "Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan several times during 1948 add something


Borge made several appearances on the long-running TV show "What's My Line-", both as a celebrity panelist, and as a contestant with the occupation "poultry farmer"; Starting in the 1950s, as a businessman, Borge raised and popularized Rock Cornish game hens add something


His musical sidekick in the 1950s, Leonid Hambro, was a well-known concert pianist add something


Hobart Arena - The 1950s saw performances by Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Nat King Cole, Tex Ritter, Sonja Henie, Victor Borge, Liberace, Guy Lombardo, and Patti Page


He holds the Guinness Book of Records citation for longest-running one-man show in the history of the theater, with 849 performances on Broadway of his "Comedy in Music," which began in 1952 add something


After divorcing Elsie, he married Sarabel Sanna Scraper in 1953, and they stayed married until her death at the age of 83 in September 2000 add something


He started the "Comedy in Music " show at John Golden Theatre in New York City on 2 October 1953 add something


Osvald Helmuth - On 21 March 1954 Osvald Helmuth appeared on Broadway in New York City with Victor Borge


"Comedy in Music" became the longest running one-man show in the history of theater with 849 performances when it closed on 21 January 1956, a feat which placed it in the "Guinness Book of World Records" add something


Leonid Hambro - He was the musical sidekick of Victor Borge for ten years, from 1961 to 1970 although he would occasionally perform with Borge throughout the remainder of Borge's career


Among those efforts -Thanks To Scandinavia, a scholarship fund created in 1963 for Scandinavian students and doctors which stands as a perpetual American "thank you" to Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden for the protection and rescue heroically offered Scandinavian Jews and others during World War II. This time Victor, this last time, we say thanks to you for your generosity of spirit, your friendship, your legendary humor, your sublime musicianship and your eloquent devotion to the wellbeing of your fellow man add something


In 1968, classical pianist ?ahan Arzruni joined him as his straight man, performing together on one piano a version of Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody, considered a musical-comedic classic add something


In 1979, Borge founded the American Pianists Association with Julius Bloom and Anthony P. Habig add something


Wendy White (mezzo-soprano) - In 1987 she sang the title role in Georges Bizet's "Carmen" in Orange County, California under conductor Victor Borge


Borge received an honorary degree from Trinity College, Hartford, in 1997 add something


Borge received Kennedy Center Honors in 1999 add something

Victor Borge died in 2000 add something


Besluttet i Bygge- og Teknikudvalget den 9. oktober 2002 add something


Celebrating Borge's centennial in 2009 a statue was erected on the square add something


A television special about his life, "100 Years of Music and Laughter," aired on PBS on 14 March 2009 add something


From 23 January to 9 May 2009, the life of Borge was celebrated by The American-Scandinavian Foundation with "Victor Borge: A Centennial Celebration add something


December 3, 2015 - This video is unavailable add something


On 7 February 2017, it was reported that, according to a press release by the Danish production company M&M Productions, both a television series and cinematic film about the life of Borge were set to be filmed in 2018 add something