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January 10, 1987 | Associated Press
Madcap pianist Victor Borge is in satisfactory condition as he recovers from stomach surgery, his manager said Friday. Borge, 78, had surgery at New York University Medical Center to repair an aneurysm.
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March 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
A foundation created by Danish-born pianist-comedian Victor Borge has donated $250,000 to the construction of a Jewish Museum in Copenhagen. Scheduled to open June 8, the museum will tell the history of Danish Jews through books, manuscripts, religious and everyday objects, museum director Janne Laursen said. The Danish Ministry of Culture has contributed $1.5 million to the project. The museum design comes from U.S.
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May 15, 1992 | LAURENCE VITTES
He looks like a distinguished elder statesman and spoke with the charming accents of a middle European pumpernickel principality. But when Victor Borge came onto the Knott's Good Time Theatre stage Wednesday night, he burped a large puff of smoke and commented, "Chinese food." The 83-year-old Borge has slowed down over the years. He fell off the piano bench cautiously and spent a lot of time wandering lost in thought.
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December 27, 2000 | PHILIP KENNICOTT, WASHINGTON POST
This is a thank-you, not an obit. When I got the assignment last year to travel to Connecticut and interview Victor Borge, who died last Saturday at age 91, it seemed as if the gods had designed the perfect torture. Victor Borge? The guy selling music shtick on late-night television? But cynicism yielded to charm like pallor to the Caribbean sun. Borge was charming--smart and charming--and delightfully sensible about his showmanship.
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December 24, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Victor Borge, the comical musician or musical comedian--depending on your point of view--who taught audiences around the world that classical piano could be fun, died Saturday at his home in Greenwich, Conn. He was 91. Borge's daughter, Rikke Borge, told the Associated Press that her father died peacefully in his sleep as the family was gathering to celebrate Christmas. He had just returned from a trip to Copenhagen, the city of his birth. Borge would have turned 92 on Jan. 3.
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May 15, 1992 | LAURENCE VITTES, SPECIAL TO THE WRITER
He looks like a distinguished elder statesman and spoke with the charming accents of a middle European pumpernickel principality. But when Victor Borge came onto the Knott's Good Time Theatre stage Wednesday night, he burped a large puff of smoke and commented, "Chinese food." The 83-year-old Borge has slowed down over the years. He fell off the piano bench cautiously and spent a lot of time wandering lost in thought.
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January 21, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the Rolling Stones announced their 1994 tour, Jay Leno quipped, "I don't know if they are getting old but . . . their opening act is Victor Borge." Mick can only hope to have a schedule like Vic's when he hits 86. Tonight, Borge is a presenter at the Golden Globe Awards. Sunday the pianist-comedian performs two shows at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.
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December 24, 1999 | PHILIP KENNICOTT, WASHINGTON POST
The early months of 1940 were a jittery time in Denmark. Germany had invaded Poland, Europe was officially at war, and the Danes waited to see if their country, which had clashed with Germany in the previous century, would be next. "Winston Churchill and I were the only ones who said it could happen here," says Victor Borge, the 90-year-old pianist recently saluted at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. (The event will be broadcast on CBS Wednesday.
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March 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
A foundation created by Danish-born pianist-comedian Victor Borge has donated $250,000 to the construction of a Jewish Museum in Copenhagen. Scheduled to open June 8, the museum will tell the history of Danish Jews through books, manuscripts, religious and everyday objects, museum director Janne Laursen said. The Danish Ministry of Culture has contributed $1.5 million to the project. The museum design comes from U.S.
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May 10, 1999
The Times on May 5 covers the best and the worst examples of our human nature. It is difficult to comprehend a person who intentionally kills innocent children ("Preschool Was Target, Driver Says"), and we see far too much of this dark side. The same front page has one of the most inspiring articles about the best side of human nature that I have ever read. "Working 9 to 5 at Age 95" is tremendous. Far too many people seem to adopt the outlook that "I walk slower so I won't go anywhere."
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December 24, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Victor Borge, the comical musician or musical comedian--depending on your point of view--who taught audiences around the world that classical piano could be fun, died Saturday at his home in Greenwich, Conn. He was 91. Borge's daughter, Rikke Borge, told the Associated Press that her father died peacefully in his sleep as the family was gathering to celebrate Christmas. He had just returned from a trip to Copenhagen, the city of his birth. Borge would have turned 92 on Jan. 3.
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March 5, 2000
Today's 2 and 7 p.m. performances at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts featuring renowned pianist and humorist Victor Borge have been rescheduled because Borge has been diagnosed with flu-like symptoms. The performances are now set for May 14 at the same times. Tickets will be good for the rescheduled shows or patrons can get refunds or gift certificates. For more information call: (562) 916-8500.
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December 24, 1999 | PHILIP KENNICOTT, WASHINGTON POST
The early months of 1940 were a jittery time in Denmark. Germany had invaded Poland, Europe was officially at war, and the Danes waited to see if their country, which had clashed with Germany in the previous century, would be next. "Winston Churchill and I were the only ones who said it could happen here," says Victor Borge, the 90-year-old pianist recently saluted at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. (The event will be broadcast on CBS Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1999
The Times on May 5 covers the best and the worst examples of our human nature. It is difficult to comprehend a person who intentionally kills innocent children ("Preschool Was Target, Driver Says"), and we see far too much of this dark side. The same front page has one of the most inspiring articles about the best side of human nature that I have ever read. "Working 9 to 5 at Age 95" is tremendous. Far too many people seem to adopt the outlook that "I walk slower so I won't go anywhere."
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August 26, 1996 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
In a delightfully rambling, free-form evening at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Victor Borge, 87, showed that he's still in top form. Some of the comedic bits in his Friday night show were as old as the music he performed, but it didn't matter. In his absent-minded, bumbling way--he's the Mr. Magoo of classical music--Borge made it all seem spontaneous and fresh. In fact, there aren't many, if any, who could make this material work so well and consistently.
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January 21, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the Rolling Stones announced their 1994 tour, Jay Leno quipped, "I don't know if they are getting old but . . . their opening act is Victor Borge." Mick can only hope to have a schedule like Vic's when he hits 86. Tonight, Borge is a presenter at the Golden Globe Awards. Sunday the pianist-comedian performs two shows at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2000 | PHILIP KENNICOTT, WASHINGTON POST
This is a thank-you, not an obit. When I got the assignment last year to travel to Connecticut and interview Victor Borge, who died last Saturday at age 91, it seemed as if the gods had designed the perfect torture. Victor Borge? The guy selling music shtick on late-night television? But cynicism yielded to charm like pallor to the Caribbean sun. Borge was charming--smart and charming--and delightfully sensible about his showmanship.
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August 22, 1992 | JOHN HENKEN
The show does have its flashbacks but don't expect biography from "Victor Borge: Then & Now," airing Sunday as a pledge-drive special on KCET-TV Channel 28 (at 8 p.m.) and KOCE-TV Channel 50 (at 6:30 p.m.). You can expect it from the Great Dane himself: "I gave my first recital at eight--well, actually, it was about five minutes after eight." References in Borge's own routines aside, the program is almost exclusively "now."
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May 15, 1992 | LAURENCE VITTES
He looks like a distinguished elder statesman and spoke with the charming accents of a middle European pumpernickel principality. But when Victor Borge came onto the Knott's Good Time Theatre stage Wednesday night, he burped a large puff of smoke and commented, "Chinese food." The 83-year-old Borge has slowed down over the years. He fell off the piano bench cautiously and spent a lot of time wandering lost in thought.
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