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Jimmy Durante

  • Feb 10, 1893 - Jan 29, 1980 (age 86)
  • 5' 7" (1.70 m)
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2019
In Person & at the Piano
AlbumApr 5, 2019

In Person & at the Piano

In Person & at the Piano released.
2012
Looking Back
AlbumFeb 28, 2012

Looking Back

Looking Back released.
2009
At The Copacabana
AlbumMay 19, 2009

At The Copacabana

At The Copacabana released.
2008
EMI Comedy Classics: Jimmy Durante Sings Comedy Classics
AlbumJul 8, 2008

EMI Comedy Classics: Jimmy Durante Si…

EMI Comedy Classics: Jimmy Durante Sings Comedy …
EMI Comedy Classics: Jimmy Durante Sings Comedy Classics released.
One of Those Songs
AlbumJun 3, 2008

One of Those Songs

Jackie Barnett Presents One of Those Songs is a 1966 …
Jackie Barnett Presents One of Those Songs is a 1966 album by Jimmy Durante, with arrangements by Ernie Freeman. The cover depicts Durante embracing CeCe, his adopted daughter with his second wife, Margie. The song "Margie" is dedicated to his wife.
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2005
Patron of the Arts
AlbumJul 31, 2005

Patron of the Arts

Patron of the Arts released.
Radio Stars of America
AlbumMay 24, 2005

Radio Stars of America

Radio Stars of America released.
2004
Hello, Young Lovers / One of Those Songs
AlbumDec 21, 2004

Hello, Young Lovers / One of Those Songs

Jackie Barnett Presents …
Jackie Barnett Presents Hello Young Lovers is a 1965 album by Jimmy Durante, with arrangements by Roy Bargy. Hello Young Lovers' was the last recording that Durante and Bargy would make together; Bargy had served as Durante's musical director since 1943.
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Jimmy Durante at the Copacabana
AlbumAug 31, 2004

Jimmy Durante at the Copacabana

Jimmy Durante at the Copacabana released.
The Best of Jimmy Durante: Schnozzola
AlbumFeb 16, 2004

The Best of Jimmy Durante: Schnozzola

The Best of Jimmy Durante: Schnozzola released.
2003
SongJan 1, 2003

Inka Dinka Doo
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Inka Dinka Doo
AlbumJan 1, 2003

Inka Dinka Doo

Inka Dinka Doo released.
2002
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town / Frosty the Snowman
AlbumJan 1, 2002

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town / Frosty t…

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town / Frosty the Snowman released.
2000
The Golden Age of Comedy [Castle Pulse]
AlbumNov 13, 2000

The Golden Age of Comedy [Castle Pulse]

The Golden Age of Comedy [Castle Pulse] released.
1999
Cocktail Hour
AlbumOct 12, 1999

Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour released.
The Ultimate Collection
AlbumSep 14, 1999

The Ultimate Collection

The Ultimate Collection released.
1998
The Great Schnozzle
AlbumSep 15, 1998

The Great Schnozzle

The Great Schnozzle released.
1995
Club Durante
AlbumNov 7, 1995

Club Durante

Club Durante released.
I Say It with Music
AlbumJul 28, 1995

I Say It with Music

I Say It with Music released.
1994
Start Off Each Day With a Song
AlbumJul 25, 1994

Start Off Each Day With a Song

Start Off Each Day With a Song released.
1993
SongJan 1, 1993

Young at Heart
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SongJan 1, 1993

September Song
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1992
SongJan 1, 1992

I'll Be Seeing You
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1980
Jimmy Durante
Personal1980

Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante passed away.
1976
That's Entertainment, Part II
MovieMay 16, 1976

That's Entertainment, Part II

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire …
Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.
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1974
That's Entertainment!
MovieMay 23, 1974

That's Entertainment!

MGM musical numbers from …
MGM musical numbers from the introduction of sound in the late '20s through to the 1950s, possibly with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and Judy Garland getting the most coverage. Linked by some of the stars who worked at MGM handing the commentary on one to another.
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1971
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
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TV ShowAug 1, 1971

The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

The Sonny & Cher Comedy …
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is an American variety show starring American pop singer Cher and her then-husband Sonny Bono. The show ran on CBS in the United States, when it premiered in August 1971. The show was canceled in May 1974, due to the couple's divorce, though the duo would reunite in 1976 for the identically-formatted The Sonny & Cher Show (a title sporadically used during the run of the Comedy Hour), which ran until 1977.
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1970
Frosty the Snowman: The Original Soundtrack Recording
AlbumJan 1, 1970

Frosty the Snowman: The Original Soun…

Frosty the Snowman: The Original Soundtrack Recording released.
1969
Frosty the Snowman
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MovieDec 7, 1969

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman is a 1969 animated Christmas …
Frosty the Snowman is a 1969 animated Christmas television special produced by Rankin/Bass Productions and currently distributed by Universal Television. It is the first television special featuring the character Frosty the Snowman. The special first aired on December 7, 1969 on the CBS television network in the United States; it had been airing annually for the network's Christmas and holiday season until 2018. The special was based on the Walter E. Rollins and Steve Nelson song of the same name. It featured the voices of comedians Jimmy Durante as the film's narrator (Durante's final performance in a film), Billy De Wolfe as Professor Hinkle the Magician, and Jackie Vernon as Frosty.
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Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters
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TV ShowSep 26, 1969

Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sist…

Jimmy Durante Presents the …
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters Hour is an American variety show that aired on ABC during the 1969-70 television season. The series was hosted by Jimmy Durante, and stars The Lennon Sisters.
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1967
The Mothers-in-Law
TV ShowSep 10, 1967

The Mothers-in-Law

The Mothers-in-Law is an American sitcom starring Eve Arden …
The Mothers-in-Law is an American sitcom starring Eve Arden and Kaye Ballard as two matriarchs who were friends and next-door neighbors until their children's elopement made them in-laws. The show aired on NBC television from September 1967 to April 1969. Executive produced by Desi Arnaz, the series was created by Bob Carroll, Jr., and Madelyn Davis.
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The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
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TV ShowFeb 5, 1967

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

The Smothers Brothers …
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was an American comedy and variety show television series hosted by the Smothers Brothers and initially airing on CBS from 1967 to 1969. The series was a major success, especially considering it was scheduled against the major NBC television series Bonanza, with content that appealed to contemporary youth viewership with daring political satire humor and major music acts such as Buffalo Springfield, Pete Seeger, Cream, and The Who. Despite this success, continual conflicts with network executives over content led to the show being abruptly pulled from the schedule in violation of the Smothers' contract in 1969.
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1965
Jimmy Durante's Way of Life
AlbumJan 1, 1965

Jimmy Durante's Way of Life

Jackie Barnett Presents …
Jackie Barnett Presents Jimmy Durante's Way of Life... with the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra and Chorus is a 1964 studio album by Jimmy Durante, arranged by Gordon Jenkins. It received a "Pop Special Merit" designation from Billboard upon its release, indicating "new releases of outstanding merit which deserve exposure and which could have commercial success within their respective categories of music".
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SongJan 1, 1965

Make Someone Happy
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SongJan 1, 1965

As Time Goes By
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1964
Shindig!
TV ShowSep 16, 1964

Shindig!

Shindig! was an American musical variety series which aired on …
Shindig! was an American musical variety series which aired on ABC from September 16, 1964 to January 8, 1966. The show was hosted by Jimmy O'Neill, a disc jockey in Los Angeles at the time who also created the show along with his wife Sharon Sheeley and production executive Art Stolnitz. The original pilot was rejected by ABC and David Sontag, then Executive Producer of ABC, redeveloped and completely redesigned the show. A new pilot with a new cast of artists was shot starring Sam Cooke. That pilot aired as the premiere episode.
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The Hollywood Palace
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TV ShowJan 4, 1964

The Hollywood Palace

The Hollywood Palace is an hour-long American television …
The Hollywood Palace is an hour-long American television variety show that was broadcast weekly (generally on Saturday nights) on ABC from January 4, 1964, to February 7, 1970. Originally titled The Saturday Night Hollywood Palace, it began as a midseason replacement for The Jerry Lewis Show, another variety show, which had lasted only three months. It was staged in Hollywood at the former Hollywood Playhouse (where Lewis' series had originated, temporarily renamed "The Jerry Lewis Theater" from September through December 1963) on Vine Street, which was renamed the Hollywood Palace during the show's duration and is today known as Avalon Hollywood. A little-known starlet named Raquel Welch was cast during the first season as the "Billboard Girl", who placed the names of the acts on a placard (similar to that of a vaudeville house).
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1963
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
MovieNov 7, 1963

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

The story begins during a …
The story begins during a massive traffic jam, caused by reckless driver Smiler Grogan, who, before kicking the bucket, cryptically tells the assembled drivers that he's buried a fortune in stolen loot, under the Big W. All of the motorists set out to find the fortune.
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1962
Billy Rose's Jumbo
MovieDec 6, 1962

Billy Rose's Jumbo

In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the traveling The …
In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the traveling The Wonder Circus has the greatest attraction the elephant Jumbo and is full of debts. The owner, Anthony 'Pop' Wonder, works as a clown but is a gambler addicted in dice games and usually loses the box office gambling. He has been deceiving the clairvoyant Lulu for many years promising to marry her. His daughter, Kitty Wonder, is the trick rider and tries to negotiate with creditors and the circus performers to keep the business going on. John Noble, who owns a famous Noble Circus, wants to buy Jumbo and The Wonder Circus, but Pop refuses his offers. When the mysterious Sam Rawlins asks for a job in the Wonder Circus, Kitty refuses and tells that they do not want adventurer working in their circus. But he proves to be an excellent aerialist and handy man and Pop hires him since they lost many performers due to the lack of payment. Soon Kitty falls in love with Sam, but he has a secret agenda and she does not know.
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The Merv Griffin Show
TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show is an …
The Merv Griffin Show is an American television talk show starring Merv Griffin. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC, May 1965 to August 15, 1969 in first-run syndication, from August 18, 1969 to February 11, 1972 at 11:30 PM ET weeknights on CBS and again in first-run syndication from February 14, 1972 to September 5, 1986.
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The Lucy Show
TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Lucy Show

The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS …
The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962 to 1968. It was Lucille Ball's follow-up to I Love Lucy. A significant change in cast and premise for the fourth season (1965–1966) divides the program into two distinct eras; aside from Ball, only Gale Gordon, who joined the program for its second season, remained. For the first three seasons, Vivian Vance was the co-star.
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Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nomination1962

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or C…

Nominated for "Billy Rose's Jumbo".
Golden Globe Award
1960
Pepe
MovieDec 20, 1960

Pepe

The young Mexican Pepe's beloved horse is sold to Hollywood …
The young Mexican Pepe's beloved horse is sold to Hollywood star Ted Holt, leading to Pepe's journey to Hollywood to get the horse back, and Pepe's encounter with half the stars working in Hollywood at the time.
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Margie Little
MarriageDecember 1960

Margie Little

Margie Little was born on September 26, 1919 in New …
Margie Little was born on September 26, 1919 in New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for The Lucy Show (1962) and The Ed Sullivan Show (1948). She was married to Jimmy Durante. She died on June 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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1956
The Steve Allen Show
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TV ShowJun 24, 1956

The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show …
The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show hosted by Steve Allen from June 1956 to June 1960 on NBC, from September 1961 to December 1961 on ABC, and in first-run syndication from 1962 to 1964.
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1954
The Jimmy Durante Show
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TV ShowOct 2, 1954

The Jimmy Durante Show

The Jimmy Durante Show released.
1953
The Danny Thomas Show
TV ShowSep 29, 1953

The Danny Thomas Show

The Danny Thomas Show …
The Danny Thomas Show (titled Make Room for Daddy for its first three seasons) is an American sitcom that ran from 1953 to 1957 on ABC and from 1957 to 1964 on CBS. Episodes regularly featured music by Danny Thomas, guest stars and occasionally other cast members as part of the plot.
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Award1953

Best Comedian

Won Primetime Emmy Award for Best Comedian.
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination1953

Most Outstanding Personality

Nominated for Primetime …
Nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Personality.
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination1953

Best Comedian

Nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Best Comedian.
Primetime Emmy Award
1952
This Is Your Life
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TV ShowOct 1, 1952

This Is Your Life

This Is Your Life was an American reality documentary series …
This Is Your Life was an American reality documentary series broadcast on NBC radio from 1948 to 1952, and on NBC television from 1952 to 1961. It was originally hosted by its creator and producer Ralph Edwards. In the program, the host would surprise guests and then take them through a retrospective of their lives in front of an audience, including appearances by colleagues, friends, and family. Edwards revived the show in 1971–1972, and Joseph Campanella hosted a version in 1983. Edwards returned for some specials in the late 1980s, before his death in 2005.
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The Jackie Gleason Show
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TV ShowSep 20, 1952

The Jackie Gleason Show

The Jackie Gleason Show is …
The Jackie Gleason Show is the name of a series of American network television shows that starred Jackie Gleason, which ran from 1952 to 1970, in various forms.
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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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Nomination1952

Best Comedian Or Comedienne

Nominated for Primetime …
Nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Best Comedian Or Comedienne.
Primetime Emmy Award
1950
The Milkman
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MovieOct 17, 1950

The Milkman

Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to …
Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from ...
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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 Great Rupert
MovieMar 1, 1950

The Great Rupert

A Christmas Wish is a heartwarming holiday classic …
A Christmas Wish is a heartwarming holiday classic about a New York family (led by Durante) who is down on their luck at Christmas time. Shortly before Christmas, they move into a ground floor apartment where Rupert the squirrel lives in the attic rafters. Just when it seems that the holiday will come and go without so much as a Christmas tree, Rupert acts as the family's guardian angel, not only saving Christmas, but changing their lives forever. The film is enlivened with the warmth and sweetness of an unforgettable love story between Terry Moore (of Mighty Joe Young) and Tom Drake (of Meet Me in St. Louis). Rupert the Squirrel (created using George Pal's Academy Award winning animation technique) will charm young and old alike. Jimmy Durante shines when he sings Jingle Bells and other well-loved Christmas carols in the evocative voice that made him one of America's recording legends.
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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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Award1950

Peabody Award

Won Peabody Award.
1948
On an Island with You
MovieMay 3, 1948

On an Island with You

On an Island with You is a …
On an Island with You is a 1948 musical Technicolor romantic comedy film directed by Richard Thorpe. It stars Esther Williams, Peter Lawford, Ricardo Montalbán, Cyd Charisse, Kathryn Beaumont and Jimmy Durante.
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1947
This Time for Keeps
MovieOct 17, 1947

This Time for Keeps

Expected to follow his opera star father into the business, but …
Expected to follow his opera star father into the business, but discontent with his life; a young man pursues a career in popular music and romances the aquatic-ballet dancer he met during his time in the service.
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It Happened in Brooklyn
MovieMar 13, 1947

It Happened in Brooklyn

Danny has been in the army …
Danny has been in the army for 4 years, yet all he thinks about is Brooklyn and how great it is. When he returns after the war, he soon finds that Brooklyn is not so nice after all. He is able to share a place with Nick, the janitor of his old High School, and get a job as a singer in a music store. He also meets Leo, a talented pianist and his teacher Anne, whose dream is to singing Opera. When Jamie arrives from England, Danny tries to show him the Brooklyn experience and help him compose modern swing music. Together, these four also try to help Leo get the Brooklyn Music scholarship.
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1946
Two Sisters from Boston
MovieApr 1, 1946

Two Sisters from Boston

Abigail Chandler has written …
Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York. In reality, she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. When her sister Martha comes for a visit, Abigail tries to hide the truth from her.
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1944
Music for Millions
MovieDec 18, 1944

Music for Millions

Music for Millions is a 1944 musical comedy film directed by …
Music for Millions is a 1944 musical comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring Margaret O'Brien, José Iturbi, Jimmy Durante, June Allyson, Marsha Hunt, Hugh Herbert, Harry Davenport, and Marie Wilson. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1946.
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Two Girls and a Sailor
MovieApr 27, 1944

Two Girls and a Sailor

A sailor helps two sisters …
A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.
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1942
The Man Who Came to Dinner
MovieJan 1, 1942

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Sheridan Whiteside, an …
Sheridan Whiteside, an eccentric and acid-tongued radio lecturer, is disabled on the doorstep of a prominent Ohio family and must remain confined to the unwilling family's home for a few days. Discovering what he believes to be problems within the household, hatches a plot to fix all of the household's problems. Sheridan ("Sherry") then proceeds to find out that his leg is fine so he bribes the doctor to declare him unfit to leave for a few weeks so he can meddle with the lives of the members of the household. But has he made a mistake?
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1941
You're in the Army Now
MovieDec 25, 1941

You're in the Army Now

Vacuum-cleaner salesmen …
Vacuum-cleaner salesmen Homer "Jeeper" Smith and "Breezy" Jones are accidentally inducted into the army, and "Jeeper", who can sell anything, immediately begins to try and convince, Colonel Dobson, their cavalry officer of the Old School---from the "nothing can replace a horse in a battle" school---that the age of mechanization has arrived and "Jeeper" has a deal for him on some tanks. This also helps further the romance between the colonels' daughter, Bliss (named after the fort in El Paso), and Captain Joe Radcliffe, a mechanical engineer with the tank corps. Along the way, at an U. S. O show (featuring the Navy Blues Sextette from the film "Navy Blues"), "Jeeper" does an Apache Dance, spikes the lemonade with alum, and sings "I'm Glad My Number Was Called."
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1940
Melody Ranch
MovieNov 15, 1940

Melody Ranch

Gene's radio program from the big city is doing poorly. When …
Gene's radio program from the big city is doing poorly. When Gene gets an offer to return to his home town to be honorary Sheriff, it is decided to do the program from there. The Wildhack brothers control the town and disrupt the program. When they kill one of Gene's friends and the Sheriff refuses to arrest them, Gene decides to run for Sheriff. But the Wildhacks are out to stop that also.
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1938
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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1936
Land Without Music
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MovieOct 8, 1936

Land Without Music

Land Without Music is a 1936 British comedy film directed …
Land Without Music is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Walter Forde and starring Richard Tauber, Diana Napier and Jimmy Durante. It was made at Denham Studios. The film was one of a number of operetta films made in Britain during the decade.
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1934
Hollywood Party
MovieMay 24, 1934

Hollywood Party

Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, …
Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big party with so that he might use the lions in his next movie. His film rival sneaks into the party to buy the lions before Durante.
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Strictly Dynamite
MovieMay 11, 1934

Strictly Dynamite

Strictly Dynamite is a 1934 American film starring Lupe …
Strictly Dynamite is a 1934 American film starring Lupe Velez and Jimmy Durante. Norman Foster plays a poet whose life changes when he begins writing comedy for Durante and develops an infatuation for Durante's volatile partner.
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Palooka
MovieJan 26, 1934

Palooka

Mayme walks out on her husband, Pete Palooka, after he wins …
Mayme walks out on her husband, Pete Palooka, after he wins the middleweight championship and shows his proclivity for life in the fast lane. She raises son Joe on a farm, by herself. When slippery fight manager Knobby Walsh happens to discover Joe's surprising punching power, he signs him. With current champion Al McSwatt needing an easy opponent, Walsh gets Joe the fight. Palooka steals the championship( and girlfriend Nina Madero) from McSwatt when McSwatt shows up for the fight drunk. Now it's Joe's turn to live in the fast lane, winning fights(that are set ups by Walsh) and drinking hard with vamp Nina. However, when McSwatt and his manager trick Joe into a rematch, it's time to test his real boxing talent.
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1933
Meet the Baron
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MovieOct 20, 1933

Meet the Baron

The famous Baron Munchausen dumps two dimwits in the …
The famous Baron Munchausen dumps two dimwits in the African jungle. A rescue team mistakes one of them for the missing Baron, and returns them to the US, where they're greeted as heroes. While giving a speech at a college, the "Baron" falls for a pretty girl, gets tangled up with a trio of nutty janitors and faces being exposed as a phony.
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Broadway to Hollywood
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MovieSep 1, 1933

Broadway to Hollywood

Ted and Lulu Hackett are …
Ted and Lulu Hackett are vaudeville's The Hacketts, a fairly successful song-and-dance team. They bring their son Ted Jr. up in the business and he soon eclipses them. When the son is offered a starring role on Broadway, he arranges for his parents to join him in the show, but Ted Sr. is embarrassed to learn that he and Lulu are there purely in order to keep their son happy. They return to vaudeville, only to find that their duet act has gone stale with time. Meanwhile, Ted Jr. has married and had a son, but he has also fallen victim to drink. Tragedy strikes the Hackett family, and only the march of time will tell whether Ted III will repeat the failings of his father and grandfather.
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Hell Below
MovieApr 25, 1933

Hell Below

In 1918, U.S. Navy Lt. Tommy Knowlton participates in …
In 1918, U.S. Navy Lt. Tommy Knowlton participates in dangerous submarine missions, disobeys orders, gets court-martialed and romances a married woman who happens to be his C.O.'s daughter.
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What! No Beer?
MovieFeb 10, 1933

What! No Beer?

Two of comedy's greatest masters - Buster Keaton and Jimmy …
Two of comedy's greatest masters - Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante - appear together in this effervescent and irreverent slapstick about a couple of regular guys trying to cash in on the end of Prohibition. Durante is a barber who talks Keaton, his dim-bulb taxidermist buddy, into spending his life's savings on a brewery. Determined to be first, they start making beer before Prohibition is actually over. That makes their "competition" bootlegging thugs - something they didn't count on!
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1932
The Phantom President
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MovieSep 23, 1932

The Phantom President

The Phantom President is a …
The Phantom President is a 1932 American pre-Code musical comedy and political satire film. It was directed by Norman Taurog, starred George M. Cohan, Claudette Colbert, and Jimmy Durante, with songs by Richard Rodgers (music) and Lorenz Hart (lyrics).
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Speak Easily
MovieAug 13, 1932

Speak Easily

A timid professor inherits a large sum of money and decides …
A timid professor inherits a large sum of money and decides to fund a terrible musical.
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The Wet Parade
MovieMar 17, 1932

The Wet Parade

Sprawling story of Prohibition set against two families and how …
Sprawling story of Prohibition set against two families and how they are affected by booze. The stories come together when two young people (Robert Young, Dorothy Jordan) join in a common fight against liquor because it has destroyed their families. Both pros and cons are presented, but the screenplay definitely sides with the abstainers. The fathers destroyed by demon rum are played by Walter Huston and Lewis Stone, and look for Jimmy Durante as a bearded federal agent!
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The Passionate Plumber
MovieFeb 6, 1932

The Passionate Plumber

Elmer Tuttle, a plumber in …
Elmer Tuttle, a plumber in Paris, is enlisted by beautiful Patricia Alden to help her make her lover Tony Lagorce jealous. Tony, however, is two-timing Patricia with Nina Estrados. Elmer, with the help of his friend Julius, hopes to use the high-society contacts he's made with Patricia to find a market for his new invention, a pistol with a range-finding light. But Elmer's attempts to interest a military leader are mistaken for assassination attempts, and with Tony and half the male uppercrust of France challenging Elmer to duels, he is in hot water not even his plumbing skills can drain away.
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1931
New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford
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MovieOct 3, 1931

New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Walli…

Wallingford is a con-man …
Wallingford is a con-man whose specialty is taking money from suckers. His partners are Schnozzle, a pickpocket and car thief; and Blackie, who has played the game for years. Jimmy's latest...
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1930
Roadhouse Nights
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MovieFeb 15, 1930

Roadhouse Nights

Roadhouse Nights is a 1930 American Pre-Code gangster …
Roadhouse Nights is a 1930 American Pre-Code gangster film. A number of sources including Sally Cline in her book Dashiell Hammett Man of Mystery claim it is based on the classic novel Red Harvest written by Dashiell Hammett (author of The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, and The Glass Key). However the credits of the film itself say only "An Original Screenplay by Ben Hecht." Hammett receives no mention at all (and the plots are not similar).
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1921
Jeanne Olsen
MarriageJune 1921

Jeanne Olsen

Jeanne Olsen was born on August 31, 1896 in Toledo, Ohio, …
Jeanne Olsen was born on August 31, 1896 in Toledo, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for Hollywood on Parade No. B-9 (1934). She was married to Jimmy Durante. She died on February 14, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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1893
Jimmy Durante
BirthFebruary 1893

Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante was born.
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