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 >
Daniel Davies Gans (October 25, 1956 – May 1, 2009) was an American singer and comedian who found success as a vocal impressionist. Gans was a headliner on the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding area for many years, 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. As these awards would indicate, his fame was largely centered in Las Vegas. At one time, 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 well-received one-man show, but later decided to move to Las Vegas to reduce time away from his family, who lived in Los Angeles.