Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Clown Prince of Denmark

Victor Borge was a Danish-American comedian, conductor and pianist. He was affectionately known as the Clown Prince of Denmark. Starting piano lessons at the age of two it was soon apparent he was a child prodigy who at 17 years of age gave his first major performance. After a few years as a classical concert pianist, he started his now famous "stand up" act, with the signature blend of piano music and jokes. Among Borge's famous routines is the "Phonetic Punctuation" routine, which earned him the admiration of Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and other greats of the entertainment industry. This photo was taken in Østerbro. -RS