How many of you remember KTLA’s “Family Film Festival”? Every weekend, Channel 5 in Los Angeles would show all of these wonderful old movies. Tom Hatten would introduce kids to classic movies starring comedic geniuses such as Jerry and Dean, and Bob and Bing. I loved them all, but Danny Kaye was always my favorite. I loved his unassuming manner, his brilliant timing and his gentle spirit. I particularly remember when he sang “Inchworm” in 1952’s Hans Christian Andersen.
“Inchworm, inchworm – measuring the marigold. You and your arithmetic, you’ll probably go far. Inchworm, inchworm – measuring the marigold. Seems to me you’d stop and see how beautiful they are.”