Born In: Copenhagen, Denmark
Borge Rosenbaum, popularly known as Victor Borge, was an American comedian, music conductor and pianist who was once called ‘the funniest pianist on earth’ by the Washington Post. He was popularly known for his one-man show called ‘Comedy in Music’, an original Broadway show that set his name in the Guinness Book of Records for being the longest running show in the history of theatre. Borge was famous for entertaining his audience with a unique and queer mixture of comedy and music. He was born in Denmark in a family of musicians and inculcated the love for music since a really young age. He started conducting his concerts as a young man and soon mixed his comic routine with it but during the World War II he had to run away to America where he had to quickly adapt to the American ways and the American humor to make his name in the entertainment business. He became a phenomenon on the television with his ‘The Victor Borge Show’ and the several appearances that he made on the television on shows like ‘Toast of the Town’, ‘Sesame Street’, etc. Borge remained in the entertainment business for 75 years and continued touring 60 times per year even when he was 90 years old.
Also Known As: Børge Rosenbaum
Died At Age: 91
Spouse/Ex-: Elsie Chilton, Sarabel Sanna Scraper
mother: Frederikke (Uchtinger) Rosenbaum
children: Frederikke (Rikke) Borge with Sarabel., Ronald Borge Janet Crowle (adopted) Elsie Chilton Sanna Feirstein, Victor Bernhard (Vebe) Jr.
Born Country: Denmark
place of death: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Ancestry: Danish American
Grouping of People: Jewish Musician
City: Copenhagen, Denmark
Recommended For You
How To Cite
People Also Viewed