Victor Borge(1909-2000), Danish and American comedian, conductor and pianist. Known as "The Clown Prince of Denmark". He began piano lesson at the age of two, and it was soon apparent that he was a prodigy, and studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He gave his first major concert in 1926, and then as a classical concert pianist. He started his now famous "stand up" act, with the signature blend of piano music and jokes. He toured extensively in Europe and US.