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Danny Gans

Daniel Davies Gans (October 25, 1956 – May 1, 2009) was an American singer, comedian and vocal impressionist. Gans was a headliner on the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding area, where he was billed as "The Man of Many Voices." He had been named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year and his production had also been awarded Show of the Year. Prior to entering show business, Gans was a professional baseball player. He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox after being named an All-American at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where he was a Physical Education major. It was at Cal Poly that he met his wife, Julie. Later, he held a small role as a third baseman in the film Bull Durham. After an injury ended his sporting career — a player's cleats tore his Achilles tendon while he was fielding a ground ball — Gans turned to the entertainment industry. Gans began his career on the road, performing mostly at private corporate functions. In 1992, he played Dean Martin in the CBS miniseries Sinatra. In 1995, he moved to Broadway to perform a one-man show, but later decided to move to Las Vegas to reduce time away from his family, who lived in Los Angeles. Gans started

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Danny Gans 911 Tape

Danny Gans 911 Tape

Las Vegas authorities have just released a tape of the 911 call made the night Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans passed away.Danny died on May 1, after a family member called 911 to say Danny was… READ MORE >

Danny Gans' Death Ruled Accidental

Danny Gans' Death Ruled Accidental

Legendary Las Vegas performer Danny Gans' cause of death has been ruled an accidental overdose of pain medication.Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy said Danny officially died from hydromorphone… READ MORE >

- 2018 days ago
Whoopi's Vegas Act Cut Short After Fan Collapses

Whoopi's Vegas Act Cut Short After Fan Collapses

The show musn't always go on ... especially when an audience member has a medical emergency towards the end of your set.Whoopi Goldberg ended her Las Vegas stand up show early Friday night after a… READ MORE >

- 2033 days ago
Gans Not Involved in eBay/StubHub - Bub

Gans Not Involved in eBay/StubHub - Bub

Anyone sick enough to think they'll be able to make a buck off the late Danny Gans on eBay or StubHub -- think again!The peeps at eBay told us..."All current and future Danny Gans tickets will be… READ MORE >

- 2056 days ago
Danny Gans Dies

Danny Gans Dies

Danny Gans died early this morning, after a family member called 911 to say Danny was having trouble breathing. By the time paramedics arrived, he was dead.A ticket rep at Steve Wynn's Encore… READ MORE >

- 2057 days ago
Steve Wynn 'Devastated' Over Gans' Death

Steve Wynn 'Devastated' Over Gans' Death

Steve Wynn just gave us the following statement on the passing of his good friend Danny Gans: "Elaine and I and all of us in the company are devastated at the loss of our brilliant, talented and… READ MORE >

- 2057 days ago

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