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Danny Gans

Danny Gans over the years.

Entertainment manager Chip Lightman.
Longtime pal recalls Danny Gans
LAS VEGAS AT LARGE:
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
In 2009 entertainment manager Chip Lightman saw the act he helped bring to Las Vegas, “Donny & Marie Osmond,” vault to the top of Strip entertainment at the Flamingo Las Vegas as one of the city’s top-selling productions, and he helped broker the deal that brought Garth Brooks to Wynn Las Vegas.
Danny Gans shown performing on March 20.
Police release incident report, 911 call in Danny Gans death
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Julia Gans, the wife of Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans, awoke early on the morning of May 1 to realize that her husband was no longer snoring, according to an incident report released this morning from the Henderson Police Department. At about 6 p.m. the night before she had asked her son to get the entertainer for dinner, but he heard his father snoring and decided not to wake him up. Four hours later she went to the master bedroom and found Gans asleep in bed on his back with his feet slightly elevated, the report indicated.
Encore headliner Danny Gans died May 1, 2009.
Danny Gans report raises questions from pain specialists
Danny Gans: Experts: Coroner's scenario plausible but too vague to gauge role of prescription painkillers in Gans' death
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The explanation for what killed Danny Gans raises more questions than it answers, medical experts said Wednesday, opening the door to speculation about the entertainer with a squeaky-clean image. The lack of details by the coroner is allowing questions of drug abuse to be raised. And four independent medical experts interviewed by the Sun question the coroner’s explanation of Gans’ death.
Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy discusses the cause of death Tuesday afternoon of Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans.
Coroner: Gans' death was accidental; health problems a factor
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans' death was an accident and underlying health problems were a factor, the Clark County coroner said Tuesday. Chronic pain syndrome treated by a pain medication contributed to the death of Daniel Davies Gans. High blood pressure also was a factor, as well as a red blood cell disorder. Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy said Gans had a toxic reaction to hydromorphone, which is a common pain medication such as Dilaudid, in addition to other physical causes, he said. Murphy would not release the amount of the drug found in Gans' blood.
No coroner finding yet in Danny Gans death
the strip:
Thursday, June 4, 2009
The Clark County coroner says it could be two or three more weeks before he releases his report on the sudden death of Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans.
Elaine Wynn speaks at a memorial for Danny Gans on Thursday, May 21, 2009.
Encore Theater packed one last time for Gans
the strip: Friends, family mourn entertainer at memorial service
Thursday, May 21, 2009
As in life, in death Danny Gans filled the showroom. More than 1,000 fans, friends and family members said goodbye to the much adored impressionist Wednesday afternoon at the Encore Theater – which had been his home for barely four months when he died at his house unexpectedly on May 1 of unknown causes. In true Las Vegas style, it was a 90-minute memorial production filled with music and laughter and tears and reminiscing. Gans, 52, spent 15 years on the road before settling in Las Vegas in 1996.
Danny Gans interview to air on TV
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
An interview with Danny Gans conducted seven years ago by local talk entertainer Tony Sacca will air at 5 p.m. Sunday on KTNV-TV Channel 13 in Las Vegas.
Danny Gans — 1956-2009
SUN EDITORIAL: The longtime Las Vegas headliner, star of the Encore theater, dies suddenly at home
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Danny Gans came to Las Vegas thinking it would be just another stop in his career as an entertainer, a field he chose after a foot injury wrecked his prospects of becoming a professional baseball player.
Entertainment community remembers a friend
REMEMBRANCE:
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Vegas' entertainers remember Danny Gans.
Singer, impressionist and comedian Danny Gans, shown performing at the Encore Theatre on March 20, died suddenly Friday at his home in Henderson.
Danny Gans: A star of our own
IN MEMORY: No other current entertainer was identified as closely with Las Vegas as Danny Gans
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Terry Fator had a great seat Friday afternoon in what was once the Danny Gans Theatre at The Mirage: middle section, second row, third from the aisle. But the stage sat still as Fator, seated nearly alone in a darkened theater that today is named for him, absorbed the news that the man who inspired him to move to Vegas had died.
Band member: Gans in 'top form' at final show Wednesday
Saxophonist says Gans had recent cold, but had recovered
Friday, May 1, 2009
Danny Gans’ final performance was one of his best. “He did as good a show as he’s ever done,” says Fred Champoux, a saxophonist in Gans’ band for the past nine years.
Death of headliner Danny Gans creates gap at Encore
Friday, May 1, 2009
The sudden death of Encore headliner Danny Gans today reminded some of the 2003 tiger attack that ended the Siegfried & Roy show at the Mirage.
Danny Gans relaxes earlier this year in his dressing room at the Encore Theatre. Gans, a Las Vegas headliner since 1996, signed on to perform there at Steve Wynn's urging.
Las Vegas headliner Danny Gans dies
the strip: Wynn remembers Gans as 'talented and loving friend'
Friday, May 1, 2009
Las Vegas Strip performer Danny Gans died Friday morning at age 52. Wynn Resorts spokeswoman Jennifer Dunne said Gans died at his Henderson home. She called the death sudden. The Clark County Coroner's Office Friday afternoon said the cause and manner of death are pending.
Danny Gans shown performing on March 20.
Danny Gans: Here, he’s Mr. Close Enough
Review: Likable entertainer Danny Gans makes up for weaknesses with quantity
Monday, March 23, 2009
Mention Gans anywhere else in the country and you’ll likely be answered with a puzzled look. How did this genial guy, a singing impressionist, become arguably an entertainment brand name in Las Vegas?
Danny Gans relaxes Friday in his dressing room at the Encore Theatre. Gans, a Las Vegas headliner since 1996, signed on to perform there at Steve Wynn's urging.
Gans shapes encore show for Wynn
headliner:
Friday, January 30, 2009
Danny Gans has been riding a wave of success since his Las Vegas debut at the Stratosphere when it opened in May 1996.

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