He was one of the original owners of the Seattle Mariners professional baseball team.
He had a passion for Chinese cooking and built a kitchen in his house. For years, he invited people over for dinner - some of them great celebrities like Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Cary Grant, John Denver, and Itzhak Perlman - and qualified guests, like French chef Paul Bocuse, said they were really amazed by his cooking ability.
He was Bob Hope's favorite comedian.
He was an excellent pilot.
On April 21,1954, he was appointed UNICEF's Ambassador at Large, and made a 40,000 mile good-will trip.
He conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra at New York's Carnegie Hall with his feet. (It was a benefit concert, of course.)
He was born David Daniel Kaminski in Brooklyn, NY.
His specialty was reciting those tongue-twisting songs and monologues.