Jimmy Durante Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: February 10, 1893 in New York City, New York
Died: January 29, 1980 in Santa Monica, California
Biography | show moreshow less
Jimmy Durante (1893-1980), known to family, friends and fans as "The Schnozzola", "Schnozzle" or simply "the Schnoz" because of his Cyrano-sized nose, began his career as a piano player on the Lower East Side of New York City. He and his partners, dancers Eddie Jackson and Lou Clayton, had become overnight sensations on vaudeville, and Durante later lent his talents to films, radio and television as well as being a popular performer in nightclubs and on stage. His act included telling jokes, playing the piano and singing in his raspy voice. Two of his most popular songs were "Inka Dinka Doo" and "Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey?", and Durante was also well known for his trademark sign off line, "Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are." An active life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, he often performed pro bono with the proceeds that would have been his pay, going to the Children's Fund. All he asked in the way of pay was that people, "Help Da Kids".
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1981 The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (Other), 1953 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Greatest Comedians (Other), 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (Sound), 1934 Underneath the Broadway Moon (Sound), 1971 The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (in person), 1991 Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad (Other), 1970 Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters (Sound), 1949 The Milton Berle Show (Sound), 1944 Swooner Crooner (Sound), 2009 1929: The Great Crash (Other), 1976 It's Showtime (Other), 1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (in person), 2004 Broadway: The American Musical (Other), 1996 Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star (Other), 1950 The Great Rupert (Performer), 1947 It Happened in Brooklyn (Performer), 1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner (Performer), 1938 Sally, Irene and Mary (Performer), 1935 Carnival (Performer), 1932 The Phantom President (Performer), 1968 The Don Rickles Show (in person), 1965 Shindig! (in person), 1963-1965 What's My Line (in person), 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (in person), 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (in person), 1957 The Heart of Show Business (in person), 1956 Inside Beverly Hills (in person), 1954 The Donald O'Connor Show (in person), 1953 This Is Your Life (in person), 1950-1953 All Star Revue (in person), 1934 Hollywood Party (in person), 1934 Hollywood on Parade No. B-6 (in person), 1932 Hollywood on Parade No. A-3 (in person), 1931 Jackie Cooper's Birthday Party (in person), 1930 The March of Time (in person), 1974 That's Entertainment! (Sound), The Hollywood Palace (Sound), 1958 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (Sound), 1999 The Rat Pack (Other), 1996 Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television (Other), 1974 That's Entertainment! (Other), 2011 Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews (Sound), 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: (Sound), 1994 Greedy (Sound), 2013 Så er der tegnefilm (Other), 1961 The DuPont Show of the Week (Other), 1991 Only the Lonely (Sound), 1997 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (Other), 1993 American Justice: Target - Mafia (Other), 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Sound), 1969 Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (Sound), 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Other), 1963 The Ed Sullivan Show (Other), 1963 The Ed Sullivan Show (Sound), 1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Performer), 1937 Hollywood Party (Music Department), 1963 The Judy Garland Show (Sound), 1958 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 1984 Going Hollywood: The '30s (Other), 1964 Hollywood and the Stars (Other), 1966 Alice Through the Looking Glass (Performer), 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (Performer), 1964 Summer Playhouse (Performer), 1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo (Performer), 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor (Performer), 1940 Melody Ranch (Performer), 1938 Start Cheering (Performer), 1934 Strictly Dynamite (Performer), 1933 Broadway to Hollywood (Performer), 1933 Give a Man a Job (Performer), 1932 Le plombier amoureux (Performer), 1932 The Passionate Plumber (Performer), 1931 New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford (Performer), 1971-1972 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (in person), 1966-1969 The Bob Hope Show (in person), 1964-1969 The Hollywood Palace (in person), 1968 The Mike Douglas Show (in person), 1967 The Joey Bishop Show (in person), 1963 The Jerry Lewis Show (in person), 1962 At This Very Moment (in person), 1960 The Garry Moore Show (in person), 1955 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Premiere (in person), 1954 Max Liebman Presents: Spotlight (in person), 1935 Screen Snapshots Series 14, No. 6 (in person), 2009 Orphan (Sound), 1997 Judy Garland's Hollywood (Other), 1992 Legends of Comedy (Other), 1965 Hollywood My Home Town (Other), 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Other), 1949 Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership (in person), 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Sound), 2008 11th Annual the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American (Other), 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Other), 1956 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 2004 Checking Out: Grand Hotel (Other), 2001 Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (Other), 1959 Sunday Showcase (Sound), 1964 The Big Parade of Comedy (Other), 1982 Showbiz Goes to War (Other), 1961 The Last Judgment (Performer), 1950 The Milkman (Performer), 1948 On an Island with You (Performer), 1947 This Time for Keeps (Performer), 1936 Forbidden Music (Performer), 1934 Student Tour (Performer), 1934 Palooka (Performer), 1933 Meet the Baron (Performer), 1933 Hell Below (Performer), 1932 Speak Easily (Performer), 1931 The Christmas Party (Performer), 1931 The Cuban Love Song (Performer), 1930 Roadhouse Nights (Performer), 1972 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1971 The Pearl Bailey Show (in person), 1969-1970 The Andy Williams Show (in person), 1969 The Kraft Music Hall (in person), 1967 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (in person), 1966 The Lucy Show (in person), 1962 The 14th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (in person), 1960 Pepe (in person), 1959 Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes (in person), 1957 Club Oasis (in person), 1934 Hollywood on Parade No. B-9 (in person), 1933 Hollywood on Parade No. A-9 (in person), 1932 Hollywood on Parade (in person), 1966 The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show (Sound), 2001 The Nightclub Years (Other), 1994 Paul Merton's Palladium Story (Other), 1980 Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the (Other), 2007 American Masters (Sound), 2007 Gene Autry: White Hat, Silver Screen (Other), 1988 Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC (Other), 2004 The Notebook (Sound), 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (Sound), 1956 The Jimmy Durante Show (Sound), 1961 Make Room for Daddy (Performer), 1962 The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers (in person), 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (Other), 1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien (Sound), 1956 The Wa_lter Winchell Show (in person), 1952 Screen Snapshots: Memories of Famous Hollywood Comedians (Other), 1991 City Slickers (Sound), 1962 The Jack Benny Program (Sound), 1994 Entertaining the Troops (Other), 1974 Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals (Other), 1997-2007 American Masters (Other), 2003 Christmas from Hollywood (Other), 1970 The Hollywood Palace (Other), 2000 Laços de Família (Sound), 1970 Howdy (Performer), 1969 Frosty the Snowman (Performer), 1946 Two Sisters from Boston (Performer), 1944 Music for Millions (Performer), 1941 You're in the Army Now (Performer), 1938 Little Miss Broadway (Performer), 1934 George White's Scandals (Performer), 1933 What-No Beer (Performer), 1932 Blondie of the Follies (Performer), 1932 The Wet Parade (Performer), 1974 ABC Late Night (in person), 1969-1970 Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters (in person), 1969 The Mothers-In-Law (in person), 1968 Romp!!! (in person), 1961-1966 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1965 The 37th Annual Academy Awards (in person), 1961-1963 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (in person), 1962 President Kennedy's Birthday Salute (in person), 1959-1961 Sunday Showcase (in person), 1961 Bobby Darin and Friends (in person), 1960 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (in person), 1957-1958 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (in person), 1957 Beau James (in person), 1954-1956 The Jimmy Durante Show (in person), 1953 The Jackie Gleason Show (in person)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
Keep Off the Grass - Performer (May 23, 1940 - June 29, 1940), Stars In Your Eyes - Performer (March 9, 1939 - May 27, 1939), Red, Hot and Blue - Performer (October 29, 1936 - April 10, 1937), Jumbo - Performer (November 16, 1935 - April 18, 1936), Strike Me Pink - Performer (March 4, 1933 - June 10, 1933), The New Yorkers - Performer (December 8, 1930 - May 2, 1931), Show Girl - Performer (July 2, 1929 - October 5, 1929)

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