Last Updated November 27th, 2017
A popular Santa Claus Christmas once a year quote by Danish pianist-cum-humorist Victor Borge.
(This quote is also found in: The Ada Weekly News from Ada, Oklahoma, December 24th, 1958)
Santa Claus Christmas Once A Year Quote
Victor Borge was a Danish and American comedian, conductor and pianist.
His actual is Børge Rosenbaum.
He as also know as: “The Clown Prince of Denmark”, “The Unmelancholy Dane”, and “The Great Dane”.
This Danish pianist-humorist was very popular in radio and television in the United States and Europe back in the 40s.
In the 50s, Mr. Borge made Broadway history when his show, “Comedy in Music” ran for 849 performances at the Golden Theater.
In 1953, Borge grossed over $200,000 from one-man shows performed all over the country.
91 year-old Victor Borge died on December 23, 2000 at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The Smile Is The Shortest Distance Between People
The popular quote “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people” is widely attributed to Victor Borge.
But actually there is NO such quotation by this Danish entertainer.
The only rather similar quote is: “The smile is the shortest distance between two persons”.
In Danish, it is: “smilet er den korteste afstand mellem to mennesker“
It is taken from Victor Borge’s 2001 autobiography “Smilet er den korteste afstand“.