Victor Borge

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Børge Rosenbaum (3 January 1909 – 23 December 2000),[1] known professionally as Victor Borge (/ˈbɔːrɡə/ BOR-gə), was a Danish-American comedian, conductor, and pianist. He was known for his radio and television works in the United States and Europe.[2]

Borge was known as "The Clown Prince of Denmark".[3] His best known work was in Comedy in Music, which became the longest running one-man show in the history of theater with 849 performances, a feat which placed it in the Guinness Book of World Records.[4] He was born in Copenhagen.

In 1999, he received the Kennedy Center Honors.

Borge died on 23 December 2000 in his sleep in Greenwich, Connecticut following a concert, aged 91.[5]

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  1. Bjørn Rasmussen (1969). Filmens hvem-vad-hvor (in Danish). Politiken. p. 239. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  2. "Det Kongelige Teater – Kort fortalt" (in Danish). Archived from the original on 10 January 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2010. My father played in the orchestra for more than 30 years – we couldn't recognise him, when he came home. (Om Bernhard Rosenbaum, som var bratschist i Kapellet fra 1888–1919 sagde Victor Borge: "Min far spillede i Kapellet i over 30 år – vi kunne heller ikke kende ham, da han kom hjem".)
  3. Jean-Pierre Thiollet, 88 notes pour piano solo, Neva Editions, 2015, p.296. ISBN 978-2-35055-192-0
  4. Young, Mark (2 March 1998). The Guinness Book of World Records 1998. Bantam Books. p. 439. ISBN 978-0-553-57895-9. Retrieved 3 October 2010. The longest run of one-man shows is 849, by Victor Borge (Denmark) in his Comedy in Music from October 2, 1953 through 21 January 1956 at the Golden Theater, Broadway, New York City.
  5. "Comedian Victor Borge dies". BBC News. 24 December 2000. Archived from the original on 2 August 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2017.

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