Rosenbaum, Borge

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Born: Dec 23, 1909 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: Danish
Categories: Comedians, Composers, Conductors, Pianists


1909 - Born on January 3rd in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was named Børge Rosenbaum, and his musical talent was no surprise as his father was a musician in the Royal Danish Chapel.

1926 - He was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Music by Olivo Krause, and later by Victor Schiøler, Frederic Lamond and Egon Petri. He had his piano debut at "Odd Fellow Palæet" in Copenhagen and was recognized as a very talented musician.

1940 - He was forced to leave Denmark, and he traveled from Petsano to New York.

1941 - Performed for the first time in Bing Crosby's radio show.

1942 - Was pronounced "the best new radio performer of the year" by the american press, and his radio and TV shows became extremely popular.

1943 - He starred in the film "Higher and Higher".

1948 - He became a naturalized American citizen.

1953-1956 - Had his own show, "Comedy in Music", at The Golden Theatre, New York.

         - He had performed as soloist and conductor with leading orchestras, and has performed as Opera Conductor.

1971 - With Robert Sherman he was the author of My Favorite Intermissions.

1974 - He was the author of the book "My Favorite Intervals".

1981 - He was the author of My Favorite Comedies in Music.

1983 - He appeared as an actor on "The King of Comedy".

1999 - Received the Kennedy Center Honor.

2000 - Victor Borge died at home on his sleep on December 23rd in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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