Danny Gans

Danny Gans

Original Name Daniel Davies
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 1 May 2009 (aged 52)
Henderson, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Columbarium of the Christus, Niche 6715
Memorial ID 119507059 · View Source
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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 the age of 52.

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