DEAD: ON THIS DATE

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Victor Borge (aged 91)
-Danish and US-American comedian and musician


Børge Rosenbaum (3 January 1909 – 23 December 2000), known professionally as Victor Borge(/ˈbɔːrɡə/ BOR-gə), was a Danish and American comedian, conductor, and pianist who achieved great popularity in radio and television in the United Statesand Europe. His blend of music and comedy earned him the nicknames “The Clown Prince of Denmark,””The Unmelancholy Dane,” and “The Great Dane.”

DEATH: On 23 December 2000, Borge died in Greenwich, Connecticut, at the age of 91, after more than 80 years of entertaining. He died peacefully in his sleep a day after returning from a concert in Denmark. “It was just his time to go”, Frederikke Borge said. “He’s been missing my mother terribly.” (His wife had died only three months earlier.)

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