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Jerry Colonna

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

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

The Monkees

The Monkees is an American situation comedy that first …
The Monkees is an American situation comedy that first aired on NBC in two long series between September 12, 1966 and March 25, 1968. The series follows 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.
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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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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 Storybook …
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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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 Mark …
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

Extremely late for a very important meeting, the befuddled, …
Extremely late for a very important meeting, the befuddled, White Rabbit, stumbles upon little Alice, in this Walt Disney's loose adaptation of Lewis Carroll's namesake fantasy extravaganza. Without much thought, down the rabbit hole Alice goes, deep into Wonderland's colourful realm, where she can grow bigger--or smaller--and funny creatures such as the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar, the March Hare, and the Cheshire Cat congregate around large tables at noisy tea parties. Of course, a kingdom is not complete without a king and his queen--the tyrannical, Queen of Hearts--who has a thing for heads. Will Alice stay forever in this magical dream-world?
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Kentucky Jubilee
MovieMay 18, 1951

Kentucky Jubilee

A Hollywood film-director has been sent to Hickory Kentucky to …
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
Star of the Family
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TV ShowSep 22, 1950

Star of the Family

During the first year, the theme of this variety show as to …
During the first year, the theme of this variety show as to interview people who were related to famous celebrities without divulging who the celebrity was. After a period of time, the ...
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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 the …
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, with a dozen international versions and 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 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 Ken Murray …
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 on …
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 celebrities, …
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; "A …
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!

Fred F. Trumble Floogle, a flea-circus proprietor, learns that …
Fred F. Trumble Floogle, a flea-circus proprietor, learns that a wealthy relative has died and Fred is the heir to a fortune. He moves his family, wife Eve, 12-year-old son Homer and 18-year-old daughter Marion into a high-cost penthouse apartment. Later, they learn from a crooked attorney, Jefferson T. Pike, that the huge fortune has been dissipated and that all that remains are five chairs. These are sold to an antique dealer who sells them to different clients. Still later, a messenger arrives with a recording of the will, which informs Floogle that his relative was murdered by the man who had swindled him out of his $12 million fortune but that he had managed to salvage $300,000 in currency, which he had concealed in one of the chairs, along with the evidence to convict his killer. The search begins for the right chair.
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1944
Atlantic City
MovieJul 29, 1944

Atlantic City

In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad …
In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists.
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1942
Ice-Capades Revue
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MovieDec 24, 1942

Ice-Capades Revue

Ice-Capades Revue is a 1942 American comedy film …
Ice-Capades Revue is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Bernard Vorhaus, and written by Bradford Ropes and Gertrude Purcell. The film stars Ellen Drew, Richard Denning, Jerry Colonna, Barbara Jo Allen, Harold Huber and Marilyn Hare. The film was released on December 24, 1942, by Republic Pictures.
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Star Spangled Rhythm
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MovieDec 2, 1942

Star Spangled Rhythm

A Paramount Studios security guard who was a major actor …
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

Priorities on Parade is a 1942 American musical film …
Priorities on Parade is a 1942 American musical film directed by Albert S. Rogell and written by Art Arthur. The film stars Ann Miller, Johnny Johnston, Jerry Colonna, Betty Jane Rhodes, Barbara Jo Allen, Harry Barris, Eddie Quillan and Dave Willock. The film was released on July 23, 1942, by Paramount Pictures.
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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 Hawkins …
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...
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1941
Sis Hopkins
MovieApr 12, 1941

Sis Hopkins

A young girl from the "sticks" comes to the city to live with …
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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You're the One
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MovieFeb 19, 1941

You're the One

In this 100% fictional film, in which not a single performer plays …
In this 100% fictional film, in which not a single performer plays "Himself" nor "Herself" but the two lead performers use their own name as a character, a singer named Bonnie Baker (Bonnie...
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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 woman …
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 ...
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Comin' Round the Mountain
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MovieAug 16, 1940

Comin' Round the Mountain

Comin' Round the Mountain …
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

Road to Singapore is a 1940 American semi-musical …
Road to Singapore is a 1940 American semi-musical comedy film directed by Victor Schertzinger and starring Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour and Bob Hope. Based on a story by Harry Hervey, the film is about two playboys trying to forget previous romances in the Colony of Singapore, where they meet a beautiful woman. Distributed by Paramount Pictures, the film marked the debut of the long-running and popular "Road to ..." series of pictures spotlighting the trio, seven in all. The supporting cast features Charles Coburn, Anthony Quinn, and Jerry Colonna. It takes place in Singapore under British Rule.
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1939
Naughty But Nice
MovieJun 1, 1939

Naughty But Nice

Professor Hardwick teaches at Winfield College and detests …
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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Sweepstakes Winner
MovieMay 20, 1939

Sweepstakes Winner

Sweepstakes Winner is a 1939 American comedy film …
Sweepstakes Winner is a 1939 American comedy film directed by William C. McGann, written by John W. Krafft, and starring Marie Wilson, Johnnie Davis, Allen Jenkins, Charley Foy, Jerry Colonna and Frankie Burke. It was released by Warner Bros. on May 20, 1939.
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1938
Swingtime in the Movies
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MovieDec 24, 1938

Swingtime in the Movies

Joan Mason is working in the …
Joan Mason is working in the commissary at a movie studio and like millions of other girls, dreams of having a career in the movies. She can sing, dance and act and her big break may have come when a director, Mr. Nitvich, needs a southern girl to replace the current actress in his movie called The Texas Tornado. She proves to be perfect for the part and they film several singing and dancing scenes as well as the grand finale.
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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 Garden of …
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

Valley of the Giants is a 1938 American Technicolor …
Valley of the Giants is a 1938 American Technicolor adventure film directed by William Keighley, written by Seton I. Miller and Michael Fessier, and starring Wayne Morris, Claire Trevor, Frank McHugh, Alan Hale Sr., Donald Crisp, and Charles Bickford. It is based on the novel The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne. The film was released by Warner Bros. on September 17, 1938.
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Little Miss Broadway
MovieJul 22, 1938

Little Miss Broadway

An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel …
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

Nelson Eddy's rich baritone, Eleanor Powell's astonishing …
Nelson Eddy's rich baritone, Eleanor Powell's astonishing footwork and songs by Cole Porter - what more could a musical fan wish for? Rosalie lured huge film audiences with its knockout blend of top cast and magnificent music.
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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 "Nightclub …
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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