Hans Christian Andersen

Album: Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
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  • "Hans Christian Andersen" is the title song of the eponymous 1952 film which featured Danny Kaye in the title role. It portrays Andersen as a cobbler - which he never was. Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark in 1805, and although he worked briefly as a weaver's apprentice, he published his first literary work, a short story called The Ghost At Palnatoke's Grave, in 1822, and before he was 25 his name had been established in his chosen field.

    Like the rest of the score, "Hans Christian Andersen" was written by Frank Loesser.

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