American Musician

Jerry Colonna

  • Sep 17, 1904 - Nov 21, 1986 (age 82)
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1986
Jerry Colonna
PersonalNovember 1986

Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna passed away.
1966
The Monkees
TV ShowSep 12, 1966

The Monkees

The Monkees was an American situation comedy that first …
The Monkees was an American situation comedy that first aired on NBC in two long series between September 12, 1966 and March 25, 1968. The series followed the adventures of four young men (the Monkees) trying to make a name for themselves as a rock 'n roll band. The show introduced a number of innovative new-wave film techniques to series television and won two Emmy Awards in 1967, including Outstanding Comedy Series. The program ended in 1968 at the finish of its second season and has received a long afterlife through Saturday morning repeats (CBS and ABC) and syndication, as well as overseas broadcasts; it later enjoyed a 1980s revival, after MTV aired reruns of the program in 1986. It has aired on Sunday afternoons on MeTV, since February 24, 2019, three days after the death of Peter Tork.
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1962
McHale's Navy
TV ShowOct 11, 1962

McHale's Navy

McHale's Navy is an American sitcom starring Ernest …
McHale's Navy is an American sitcom starring Ernest Borgnine that aired 138 half-hour episodes over four seasons, from October 11, 1962, to April 12, 1966, on the ABC television network. The series was filmed in black and white and originated from an hour drama entitled Seven Against the Sea, broadcast on April 3, 1962.
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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny C…

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series.
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1960
Here's Hollywood
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TV ShowSep 26, 1960

Here's Hollywood

Here's Hollywood is an American celebrity interview program …
Here's Hollywood is an American celebrity interview program which aired on weekday afternoons on NBC at 4:30 Eastern time from September 26, 1960, to December 28, 1962.
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1958
Andy Hardy Comes Home
MovieDec 22, 1958

Andy Hardy Comes Home

Andy Hardy, now a grown …
Andy Hardy, now a grown man with a wife and children, returns to his hometown on a business trip and finds himself getting mixed up in local politics.
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Shirley Temple's Storybook
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TV ShowJan 12, 1958

Shirley Temple's Storybook

Shirley Temple's …
Shirley Temple's Storybook is an American children's anthology series hosted and narrated by actress Shirley Temple. The series features adaptations of fairy tales like Mother Goose and other family-oriented stories performed by well-known actors, although one episode, an adaptation of The House of the Seven Gables, was meant for older youngsters. The first season of sixteen black-and-white and colored episodes aired on NBC between January 12, 1958 and December 21, 1958 as Shirley Temple's Storybook. Thirteen episodes of the first season re-ran on ABC beginning on January 12, 1959. The second season of twenty-five color episodes aired on NBC as The Shirley Temple Show between September 18, 1960 and July 16, 1961 in much the same format that it had under its original title.
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1956
The Gale Storm Show
TV ShowSep 29, 1956

The Gale Storm Show

The Gale Storm Show is an American sitcom starring …
The Gale Storm Show is an American sitcom starring Gale Storm. The series premiered on September 29, 1956, and ran until 1960 for 126 half-hour black-and-white episodes, initially on CBS and in its last year on ABC. Its title is also seen as The Gale Storm Show: Oh, Susanna.
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1955
The Mickey Mouse Club
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TV ShowOct 3, 1955

The Mickey Mouse Club

The Mickey Mouse Club is …
The Mickey Mouse Club is an American variety television show which aired intermittently from 1955 to 1996 and returned to social media in 2017. Created by Walt Disney and produced by Walt Disney Productions, the program was first televised for four seasons, from 1955 to 1959, by ABC. This original run featured a regular but ever-changing cast of mostly teen performers. ABC broadcast reruns weekday afternoons during the 1958–1959 season, airing right after American Bandstand. The show was revived three times after its initial 1955–1959 run on ABC, first from 1977 to 1979 for first-run syndication as The New Mickey Mouse Club, then from 1989 to 1996 as The All-New Mickey Mouse Club (also known to fans as MMC from 1993 to 1996) airing exclusively on cable television's The Disney Channel, and again in 2017 with the moniker Club Mickey Mouse airing exclusively on internet social media.
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1954
Walt Disney anthology television series
TV ShowOct 27, 1954

Walt Disney anthology television series

Walt Disney Productions …
Walt Disney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954. The original version of the series premiered on ABC on Wednesday, October 27, 1954. The show was broadcast weekly on one of the Big Three television networks until 1990, a 36-year span with only a two-year hiatus in 1984-85. The series was broadcast on Sunday for 25 of those years. From 1991 until 1997, the series aired infrequently.
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Climax!
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TV ShowOct 7, 1954

Climax!

Climax! (later known as Climax Mystery Theater) is an …
Climax! (later known as Climax Mystery Theater) is an American television anthology series that aired on CBS from 1954 to 1958. The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa. It was one of the few CBS programs of that era to be broadcast in color (using the massive TK-40A color cameras pioneered and manufactured by RCA, and used primarily by CBS' arch-rival network, NBC). Many of the episodes were performed and broadcast live, and although the series was transmitted in color, only black-and-white kinescope copies of some episodes survive to the present day. The series finished at #22 in the Nielsen ratings for the 1955-1956 season and #26 for 1956-1957.
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1952
I've Got a Secret
TV ShowJun 19, 1952

I've Got a Secret

I've Got a Secret was a panel game show produced by …
I've Got a Secret was a panel game show produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television. Created by comedy writers Allan Sherman and Howard Merrill, it was a derivative of Goodson-Todman's own panel show What's My Line? Instead of celebrity panelists trying to determine a contestant's occupation, the panel tries to determine a contestant's "secret": something that is unusual, amazing, embarrassing or humorous about that person/people.
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1951
The Name's the Same
TV ShowDec 5, 1951

The Name's the Same

The Name's the Same was an American game show …
The Name's the Same was an American game show produced by Goodson-Todman for the ABC television network from December 5, 1951 to August 31, 1954, followed by a run from October 25, 1954 to October 7, 1955.
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Alice in Wonderland
MovieJul 26, 1951

Alice in Wonderland

Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning …
Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. He scurries off, saying he's late, for a very important date. She follows him through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters and adventures.
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Kentucky Jubilee
MovieMay 18, 1951

Kentucky Jubilee

A Hollywood film-director has been sent to Hickory …
A Hollywood film-director has been sent to Hickory Kentucky to find material and acts for a hill-billy picture.He is kidnapped by henchmen of a big-town city slicker who has taken over the operation of the town's annual jubilee..mostly using bottom-of-the-barrel acts from the swamps of Florida. A Hollywood trade-paper reporter, sent to cover the event, finally thwarts the gang's plans to loot the civic coffers and the local bank. Jerry Colonna, between the 15 staging of acts from Florida that killed vaudeville, flits in and out as a hired emcee, who also gets kidnapped.
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1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour
TV ShowSep 10, 1950

The Colgate Comedy Hour

The Colgate Comedy Hour …
The Colgate Comedy Hour was an American comedy-musical variety series that aired live on the NBC network from 1950 to 1955. The show featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.
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The Bob Hope Show
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TV ShowApr 9, 1950

The Bob Hope Show

The Bob Hope Show is a 1952 family, comedy TV series …
The Bob Hope Show is a 1952 family, comedy TV series written by Mort Lachman, John Rapp, Lester A. White, Bill Larkin, Charles Lee and Ted Lang and directed by Jack Shea, Dick McDonough, Jim Jordan and Bill Ward.
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What's My Line?
TV ShowFeb 2, 1950

What's My Line?

What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in …
What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the United States on the CBS Television Network from 1950 to 1967, originally in black and white, with subsequent U.S. revivals. The game uses celebrity panelists to question contestants in order to determine their occupation, i.e. "line [of work]", with panelists being called on to question and identify a weekly celebrity "mystery guest" while blindfolded. It is the longest-running U.S. primetime network television game-show. Moderated by John Charles Daly and with regular panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf, What's My Line? won three Emmy Awards for "Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show" in 1952, 1953, and 1958 and the Golden Globe for Best TV Show in 1962.
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The Ken Murray Show
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TV ShowJan 7, 1950

The Ken Murray Show

Former child vaudevillian, producer and entertainer …
Former child vaudevillian, producer and entertainer Ken Murray hosted this comedy/variety show for three seasons. Featuring a large cast, impresive sets and lots of beautiful "Glamourlovelies", Murray was very much an old time stage performer, sporting a fedora, cigar and cane. His trademark set was the corner of Hollywood and Vine. In an unusual twist for a mostly comedy show, he regularly featured a live performance of a dramatic scene from a play or movie. He had a soft spot for older vaudeville performers and had them on often and because he was much-loved Hollywood figure, he was able to get major stars to appear, sometimes simply in quick cameos.
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1948
The Perry Como Show
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TV ShowDec 24, 1948

The Perry Como Show

Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start …
Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ...
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We the People
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TV ShowJun 1, 1948

We the People

The hosts on this interview program chatted with …
The hosts on this interview program chatted with celebrities, politicians and regular Americans with interesting lives. People who had overcome some sort of adversity or faced a challenge were often featured. We, The People began on radio in 1936 and continued to be heard there; this was the first series to be simulcast on television and radio. (This simulcast situation continued through the summer of 1950.) The original host was voice-over announcer Dwight Weist before actor Dan Seymour took over the job in 1949. The information here has been gleaned from magazines and newspapers of the era, as well as the personal papers of the show's director, Preston Wood. (Those papers are part of the Belknap Collection at University of Florida in Gainesville.)
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1947
Road to Rio
MovieDec 25, 1947

Road to Rio

Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work …
Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotized, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.
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1946
Make Mine Music
MovieApr 20, 1946

Make Mine Music

Segments: "A Rustic Ballad," a story of feuding hillbillys; …
Segments: "A Rustic Ballad," a story of feuding hillbillys; "A Tone Poem," a mood piece set on a blue bayou; "A Jazz Interlude," a bobby-soxer goes jitterbugging with her date at the malt shop; "A Ballad in Blue," dark room, rain and somber landscapes illustrate the loss of a lover; "A Musical Recitation," the story of Casey at the Bat; "Ballade Ballet," ballet dancers perform in silhouette; "A Fairy Tale with Music," Peter and the Wolf; "After You've Gone," four musical instruments chase through a surreal landscape; "A Love Story," about the romance between a fedora and a bonnet; "Opera Pathetique," the story of Willie, the Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met.
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1945
It's in the Bag!
MovieApr 21, 1945

It's in the Bag!

The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he …
The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.
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1944
Atlantic City
MovieJul 29, 1944

Atlantic City

Vaudeville acts are re-created in the story of how Atlantic …
Vaudeville acts are re-created in the story of how Atlantic City became a famous resort.
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1942
Star Spangled Rhythm
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MovieDec 2, 1942

Star Spangled Rhythm

A Paramount Studios security guard who was a major …
A Paramount Studios security guard who was a major actor during the silent film era must carry out the illusion that he is still a big deal when his sailor son comes to visit.
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Priorities on Parade
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MovieJul 22, 1942

Priorities on Parade

Troupers (Ann Miller, Johnnie Johnston, Jerry Colonna) …
Troupers (Ann Miller, Johnnie Johnston, Jerry Colonna) put on a swing show in a World War II aircraft plant.
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True to the Army
MovieMar 21, 1942

True to the Army

While doing her tight-rope act in a local circus, Daisy …
While doing her tight-rope act in a local circus, Daisy Hawkins (Judy Canova), sees the owner shot by gangsters. The gangsters are after her to eliminate the only eye witness and the police chase her to testify against the gangsters. Daisy goes to the nearby army camp where her sweetheart, J. Wethersby "Pinky" Fothergill (Jerry Colonna), is the chief carrier pigeon trainer. Rehearsal for the big army show is being held by Private Stephen Chandler (Allan Jones. Daisy, looking like just another female impersonator to him, is mistaken for one of the boys in the chorus. Pinky sets him straight and they cut Daisy's hair and get her into a uniform, but have to work hard to convince Sergeant Butts (William Demarest) she is one of the boys. Some honest-to-goodness pulchritude comes to the show when Vicki Marlowe (Ann Miller), the daughter of General Marlowe (Clarence Kolb), becomes interested in Chandler. Daisy wins a medal for marksmanship and the soldiers insist on taking "him" to celebrate at the town's hot spot. There, she is spotted by the gangsters when they see him/her polishing his/her nose.
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1941
Sis Hopkins
MovieApr 12, 1941

Sis Hopkins

A young girl from the "sticks" comes to the city to live …
A young girl from the "sticks" comes to the city to live with her wealthy relatives. At first she is the objection of derision and made fun of because of her unsophisticated nature, but it turns out that there's a bit more to her than most of her snooty relatives and their condescending friends think.
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1940
Melody and Moonlight
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MovieOct 11, 1940

Melody and Moonlight

Melody and Moonlight released.
Ice-Capades
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MovieAug 20, 1940

Ice-Capades

Newsreel cameraman Bob Clemens, an avowed …
Newsreel cameraman Bob Clemens, an avowed woman hater, is assigned to cover the Lake Placid exhibition of Karen Vadja, the Swiss ice Queen. He misses his plane and fails to get the footage needed for a newsreel. Deciding that if you've seen one ice skater, you've seen them all, he goes to Central Park to film a skater picked at random. He selects Marie Bergin who is wanted by the immigration people for having over-stayed her visa. Bob does not adjust his newsreel camera for a long shot and she shows very clearly in close-ups. Promoter Larry Herman sees the newsreel and seeing that she is very talented and very pretty, decides to star her in an ice-spectacle to be called the "Ice-Capades." He sends for Karen Vadja's agent, since that is the name the skater is identified as in the newsreel, draws up and signs a contract and invites the press to join him when he meets her. Dismay mildly describes his feeling when he learns that he has obligated himself to build a show around a horse-faced, eccentric woman whose ability to skate is her only saving grace. He calls off the show, and brings suit against the National Newsreel Company for this hoax. The boss, Ellis, blames Bob and his assistant Colonna, who propose that they find her and let Ellis "discover" and star her. She evades them as she thinks they are immigration agents trying to find and deport her, but they find her in the chorus of the ice show they want her to star in. Deportation looms with marriage to an American citizen being the only alternative. Bob, the only woman-hating confirmed bachelor in the cast, becomes the prime candidate.
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Comin' Round the Mountain
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MovieAug 16, 1940

Comin' Round the Mountain

Comin' Round the …
Comin' Round the Mountain is a 1940 American comedy film directed by George Archainbaud and written by Lewis R. Foster, Maxwell Shane and Duke Atteberry. The film stars Bob Burns, Una Merkel, Jerry Colonna, Don Wilson, Pat Barrett, Harold Peary and Bill Thompson. The film was released on August 16, 1940, by Paramount Pictures.
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Road to Singapore
MovieMar 14, 1940

Road to Singapore

Two playboys try to forget previous romances in …
Two playboys try to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet a beautiful dancer.
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1939
Naughty But Nice
MovieJun 1, 1939

Naughty But Nice

Professor Hardwick teaches at Winfield College and …
Professor Hardwick teaches at Winfield College and detests the new swing music that is the craze. He has written a rhapsody which he takes to New York to be published. Staying with his Aunt Martha, he is surrounded by swing and after a few drinks, he is photographed hanging on the chandelier. He finds that he can only sell his rhapsody to Eddie and Miss McKay puts lyrics to it. It is a big swing sensation and the partnership of Hardwick and McKay crank out the hits until Zelda breaks up the team. Zelda wants to sing the hot songs and have Hudson, the Home of the Hits, publish the music.
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1938
Swingtime in the Movies
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MovieDec 24, 1938

Swingtime in the Movies

In this musical short, a …
In this musical short, a director named Nitvitch, unhappy with the lead actress in his Western, makes an unexpected discovery in the studio cafe where some big stars are being served by a bevy of beautiful singing, dancing waitresses.
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Garden of the Moon
MovieSep 23, 1938

Garden of the Moon

John Quinn is the ruthless manager of the night club …
John Quinn is the ruthless manager of the night club Garden of the Moon. He has booked Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees for a season as his band, but due to a car accident Vallee can't work for a while, Quinn's secretary Toni Blake is only able to get the unknown band of Don Vincente. Quinn makes it clear to Vincente, that he has only to work for a fortneight, untill Valle is able to work. Vincente doesn't like the way of Quinn handling his personal and they start their small private war against each other. Vincente falls in love with Toni Blake, and when Vincente becomes famous, inspite of Quinn's trials to make a fool out of him and gets an offer for a radio programm, he gladly accepts. But Toni Blake don't want to leave her job in the Garden of the Moon, so Quinn starts his game to get Vincente back.
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Valley of the Giants
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MovieSep 9, 1938

Valley of the Giants

A lumberman (Wayne Morris) and a gambling-house …
A lumberman (Wayne Morris) and a gambling-house lady (Claire Trevor) thwart Easterners eyeing the California Redwoods.
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Little Miss Broadway
MovieJul 22, 1938

Little Miss Broadway

An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of …
An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.
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1937
Rosalie
MovieDec 24, 1937

Rosalie

West Point cadet Dick Thorpe falls in love with a girl, who …
West Point cadet Dick Thorpe falls in love with a girl, who turns out to be a princess from an European kingdom.
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52nd Street
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MovieNov 19, 1937

52nd Street

Story of how 52nd Street became New York City's …
Story of how 52nd Street became New York City's "Nightclub Row" in the 1930s.
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1930
Florence Purcell
Marriage1930

Florence Purcell

Married Florence Purcell.
1904
Jerry Colonna
BirthSeptember 1904

Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna was born.
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