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    1602 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
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    Monthly Average: 775th

Jimmy Durante

Next star: Al Hibbler
Previous star: Tom Brown

Biography

Durante as host of The Hollywood Palace, 1964.

Source: Wikipedia

James Francis "Jimmy" Durante (February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, New York accent, comic language butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and prominent nose helped make him one of America's most familiar and popular personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s. He often referred to his nose as the Schnozzola (from the Yiddish schnoz [nose] ), and the word became his nickname.

Fact file

  • Born: James Francis Durante February 10, 1893 Manhattan, New York, U.S.
  • Died: January 29, 1980 (aged 86) Santa Monica, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Pneumonia
  • Other names: The Schnoz The Great Schnozzola
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian, singer, pianist
  • Years active: 1920–1972
  • Political party: Democratic
  • Spouse(s): Jeanne Olsen (1921–1943) [Her death] Margie Little (1960–1980) [His death] [1 child]

Read more about Jimmy Durante at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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