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Danny Gans
Original name: Daniel Davies Gans
Birth: Oct. 25, 1956
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: May 1, 2009
Henderson
Clark County
Nevada, USA

Entertainer. In his time he was the highest paid performer on the Las Vegas strip. Gans was a headlining act at the Las Vegas Mirage Hotel and Casino for nearly a decade before beginning a run at the Encore Theater in February 2009. He appeared briefly on Broadway in November 1995, in his one man act of "The Man of Many Voices," before moving to Las Vegas in 1996. In 2008, he was named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year for the 11th straight year. An all-American baseball prospect out of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he spent time in the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox organizations before injury forced him from the game. His stage acts included impersonations of notable entertainers such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Carson, Tom Jones, George Burns, Louis Armstrong and Michael Jackson. He appeared as Dean Martin in the 1992 CBS miniseries "Sinatra." His other television and motion picture credits include "Bull Durham" (1988), "Open House" (1989), "Roseanne" (1991), "Silk Stockings" (1991-1992) and "Spring Fling!" (1995). He appeared as himself on TVs "Larry King Live," the "View," and the "Bonnie Hunt Show." He died in his sleep at his home in Henderson, Nevada at the age of 52. His cremated remains were moved to Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, in 2013. (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
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 Parents:
  Sid Gans (1916 - 2003)
  Alta E. Riffle Gans (1920 - 2003)

Cause of death: Acute hydromorphone toxicity
 
Burial:
Palm Memorial Park (Green Valley) *
Las Vegas
Clark County
Nevada, USA
Plot: Meditation Columbarium, next to his parents
*Former burial location
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: May 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36601837
Danny Gans
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Danny Gans
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Danny Gans
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- Alan Brownsten
 Added: May. 1, 2015

- Debbie klaus
 Added: Mar. 10, 2015
You were so talented. Enjoyed your performance so much. You left us too soon.
- Jo
 Added: Feb. 15, 2015
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