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Remembering Tap Dancer "Danny Daniels" (1924-2017)

A tribute, profile and fan site for choreographer and professional tap dancer Danny Daniels.

STAGE NAME: Danny Daniels
BIRTH NAME: Daniel Giagni, Jr.
DATE OF BIRTH: October 25, 1924
PLACE OF BIRTH: Albany, New York, United States
DATE OF DEATH: July 7, 2017 (age 92)
PLACE OF DEATH: Unknown
FATHER: Daniel Giagni, SR.
MOTHER: Mary Bucci Giagni
SPOUSE: Bernice Grant (married November 29, 1947)
CHILDREN: Annamary, Daniel, and Peter

- First tap instructor was Tommy Sternfeld
- Taught Christopher Walken to tap dance
- 1984 Emmy award for choreography for "Tap Dance Kid"
- 1984 Astaire Award for cheography for "Tap Dance Kid"

TONY AWARDS:
- 1984 Tony Award Winner for "Tap Dance Kid"
OTHER TONY NOMINATIONS:
- 1964 Tony Award Nomination for "High Spirits" (18th Awards Show)
- 1967 Tony Award Nomination for "Annie Get Your Gun" (21st Awards Show)
- 1967 Tony Award Nomination for "Walking Happy" (21st Awards Show)

ASTAIRE AWARDS
(award name was changed to Chita River Awards in 2017)
- 1984 Astaire Award Winner for "Tap Dance Kid"

Tony Awards for Choreography
- Tap Dance Kid (award)
-
Walking Happy (nomination)

Profiles of Danny Daniels
- Performing Arts Encyclopoedia "Danny Daniels" bio
- Film Reference "Danny Daniels" Profile
- SoCal Dance History Project "Danny Daniels" Profile
- Tap Wonderland "Danny Daniels" Profile
- Traditions in Tap Honors Danny Daniels
- Wikipedia "Danny Daniels" Profile

Career of Danny Daniels
- Internet Broadway Database "Danny Daniels" Entry
- Internet Movie Database "Danny Daniels" Entry

Videos Featuring Danny Daniels
- Danny Daniels and Linda Hoxit on "Dance America"



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