Jerry Colonna Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: September 17, 1904 in Boston, Massachusetts
Died: November 21, 1986 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
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Jerry Colonna (1904-1986) was a talented trombonist and comedian who sported a large handlebar mustache. He made several films, beginning with 52nd St (1937), joined Bob Hope on many USO tours, and was a frequent TV guest star in the 1950s and 1960s. When violinist Hehudi Menuhin performed on Bob Hope's radio show, fellow guest Colonna quipped, "Who's Yehudi?" Although the musician was already well known, Colonna liked the phrase, repeating it often on later broadcasts. For a time, "Who's Yehudi" (which also means "Who's Jewish" in Hebrew, became a popular catch phrase and the inspiration for popular novelty songs. One of Colonna's most popular characters was a dimwitted professor. He published a novel, The Loves of Tullio (1970).   
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1956 Screen Snapshots 8859: Mr. Rhythm's Holiday (Other), 1952 Screen Snapshots: Memories of Famous Hollywood Comedians (Other), 1980 Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the (Other), 1944 Musical Movieland (Other), 1946 Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 10: Famous Fathers and Sons (in person), 1946 Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 6: Wendell Niles and Don Prindle (in person), 1954-1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (Other), 1992 The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song (Sound), 1992 The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song (Other), 1988 Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC (Other), 1977 Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready (in person), 1995 Bob Hope: Memories of World War II (Other), 1994 Entertaining the Troops (Other), 1956-1971 The Bob Hope Show (Performer), 1957 Climax! (Performer), 1951 Kentucky Jubilee (Performer), 1946 Make Mine Music (Performer), 1944 Atlantic City (Performer), 1941 Ice-Capades (Performer), 1938 Valley of the Giants (Performer), 1938 Little Miss Broadway (Performer), 1955 The Colgate Comedy Hour (in person), 1947 Road to Rio (in person), 1947 KTLA Premiere (in person), 1943 Stars on Horseback (in person), 1940 Screen Snapshots: Seeing Hollywood (in person), 2002 Entertaining the Troops: Bob Hope & the USO (Other), 1935 Watch the Birdie (Sound), 2003 Jim McKay: My World in My Words (Other), 1946 Casey at the Bat (Performer), 1942 Ice-Capades Revue (Performer), 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm (Performer), 1942 Priorities on Parade (Performer), 1941 Sis Hopkins (Performer), 1941 You're the One (Performer), 1940 Melody and Moonlight (Performer), 1938 Port of Seven Seas (Performer), 1938 College Swing (Performer), 1938 Swingtime in the Movies (Performer), 1963 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1962 Here's Hollywood (in person), 1957 I've Got a Secret (in person), 1957 The Rosemary Clooney Show (in person), 1955 Dateline: Disneyland (in person), 1955 The Name's the Same (in person), 1951 What's My Line (in person), 1951 Operation Wonderland (in person), 1948 Screen Snapshots: Smiles and Styles (in person), 1941 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 1 (in person), 1964 Hollywood and the Stars (Other), 1952 Screen Snapshots: Meet Mr. Rhythm, Frankie Laine (in person), 1946 Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 7: Hollywood Victory Show (in person), 1957 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (in person), 1966 The Monkees (Performer), 1962 The Road to Hong Kong (Performer), 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (Performer), 1958 Andy Hardy Comes Home (Performer), 1957 Pinocchio (Performer), 1951 Alice in Wonderland (Performer), 1950 The Brave Engineer (Performer), 1939 Sweepstakes Winner (Performer), 1938 Garden of the Moon (Performer), 1938 Paramount Headliner: The Star Reporter (Performer), 1976 Joys (in person), 1956 Val Parnell's Startime (in person), 1956 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Small Fry (in person), 1953 Screen Snapshots: Out West in Hollywood (in person), 1944 Screen Snapshots Series 24, No. 4 (in person), 1996 Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star (Other), 2005 Madman Muntz: American Maverick (Sound), 1954 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Invisible Man (in person), 1959 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (Performer), 1958 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (in person), 1986 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (Other), 1965 McHale's Navy (Performer), 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (Performer), 1952 The Christophers (Performer), 1945 It's in the Bag! (Performer), 1942 True to the Army (Performer), 1940 Comin' Round the Mountain (Performer), 1940 Road to Singapore (Performer), 1939 Naughty But Nice (Performer), 1937 Rosalie (Performer), 1937 52nd Street (Performer), 1954-1970 The Bob Hope Show (in person), 1962 Bob Hope Christmas Show (in person), 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas (in person), 1951 Chesterfield Sound Off Time (in person), 1942 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 4 (in person)

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