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Jimmy Durante (I) (1893–1980)


First wife Jeanne died in 1943. Wed second wife, Marjorie Little after 16 year courtship when she was 39 and he 67 Marjorie Little had been the hatcheck girl at the Copacabana. Durante and his second wife adopted a baby girl, Cecelia Alicia on Christmas day 1961. Durante doted on "CeCe" until his death. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 Orphan (performer: "The Glory of Love")
 2004 The Notebook (performer: "I'll Be Seeing You" (1937))
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (performer: "Ten Percent Off" (1947) - uncredited)
 1994 Greedy (performer: "Inka Dinka Doo") / (writer: "Inka Dinka Doo")
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (performer: "As Time Goes By", "Make Someone Happy")
 1991 City Slickers (performer: "YOUNG AT HEART" (1953))
 1991 Only the Lonely (writer: "UMBRIAGO")
 1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien (performer: "Did You Ever Have The Feeling") / (writer: "Did You Ever Have The Feeling")
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (music: "Inka, Dinka Doo" (1934) - uncredited) / (performer: "Inka, Dinka Doo" (1934), "I Believe" (1947) - uncredited)
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (performer: "Singin' in the Rain" (1929), "The Song's Gotta Come from the Heart" (1947) - uncredited)
 1969 Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (performer: "Those Daring Young Men in their Jaunty Jalopies")
 1950 The Milkman (performer: "NOBODY WANTS MY MONEY", "IT'S BIGGER THAN BOTH OF US", "THAT'S MY BOY") / (writer: "NOBODY WANTS MY MONEY")
 1950 The Great Rupert (writer: " (Isn't it a shame that) Christmas comes but once a year" - uncredited)
 1948 On an Island with You (performer: "I Know Darn Well I Can Do Without Broadway" (1929), "Takin' Miss Mary to the Ball" (1948), "I'll Do the Strut-Away (In My Cutaway)" (1944), "You Gotta Start Off Each Day with a Song" (1944) - uncredited) / (writer: "I Know Darn Well I Can Do Without Broadway" (1929), "I'll Do the Strut-Away (In My Cutaway)" (1944), "You Gotta Start Off Each Day with a Song" (1944) - uncredited)
 1947 This Time for Keeps (performer: "I'm the Man Who Found the Lost Chord", "A Little Bit This and a Little Bit That", "Inka Dinka Doo" - uncredited) / (writer: "I'm the Man Who Found the Lost Chord", "A Little Bit This and a Little Bit That", "Inka Dinka Doo" - uncredited)
 1947 It Happened in Brooklyn (performer: "I Believe", "The Song's Gotta Come From The Heart")
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston (performer: "Hello, Hello, Hello" (1946), "There Are Two Sides to Ev'ry Girl" (1946), "The Firechief's Daughter" (1946), "G'Wan Home Your Mudder's Callin'" (1946), "Down By the Ocean" (1946) - uncredited) / (writer: "Hello, Hello, Hello" (1946) - uncredited)
 1944 Music for Millions (performer: "Toscanini, Iturbi and Me" (1940), "Umbriago" (1944) - uncredited) / (writer: "Toscanini, Iturbi and Me" (1940), "Umbriago" (1944) - uncredited)
 1944 Swooner Crooner (Short) (performer: "Lullaby of Broadway" - uncredited)
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor (music: "Inka Dinka Doo" (1933) - uncredited) / (performer: "Did You Ever Have the Feelin'?" (1942), "Inka Dinka Doo" (1933), "Who Will Be with You When I'm Far Away" (1929) - uncredited) / (writer: "Did You Ever Have the Feelin'?" (1942), "Who Will Be with You When I'm Far Away" (1929) - uncredited)
 1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner (performer: "Did You Ever Have the Feeling That You Wanted to Go?" - uncredited) / (writer: "Did You Ever Have the Feeling That You Wanted to Go?" - uncredited)
 1941 You're in the Army Now (performer: "I'm Glad My Number Was Called" (1941), "Vacuum Cleaner of the Day" (1941), "I'm an Army Man" (1941), "Happy Birthday to You" (1893) - uncredited) / (writer: "Vacuum Cleaner of the Day" (1941), "I'm an Army Man" (1941) - uncredited)
 1940 Melody Ranch (performer: "Vote For Autry" (1940) - uncredited)
 1938 Little Miss Broadway (performer: " (I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land" (1860) - uncredited)
 1938 Start Cheering (performer: "When I Strut Away in My Cutaway" (1937) - uncredited) / (writer: "When I Strut Away in My Cutaway" (1937) - uncredited)
 1934 Student Tour (performer: "I Say It With Music") / (writer: "I Say It With Music")
 1934 Underneath the Broadway Moon (Short) (music: "Inka Dinka Doo" - uncredited)
 1934 Hollywood Party (performer: "Hello" (1934), "Reincarnation" (1934), "I've Had My Moments" (1934), "Inka Dinka Doo" - uncredited)
 1934 Strictly Dynamite (performer: "I'm Putty in Your Hands" (1933), "Hot Pattata" - uncredited) / (writer: "I'm Putty in Your Hands" (1933), "Hot Pattata" - uncredited)
 1934 George White's Scandals (performer: "Cabin in the Cotton and The Cotton in the Cabin", "My Dog Loves Your Dog", "Every Day Is Father's Day With Baby")
 1934 Palooka (lyrics: "Inka Dinka Doo" (1933) - uncredited) / (performer: "Inka Dinka Doo" (1933), "M-O-T-H-E-R, a Word That Means the World to Me" (1915) - uncredited)
 1933 Give a Man a Job (Short) (performer: "Give a Man a Job")
 1932 The Phantom President (lyrics: "ROBINSON CRUSOE") / (performer: "THE MEDICINE SHOW", "SCHNOZZOLA") / (writer: "SCHNOZZOLA")
 1932 Speak Easily (lyrics: "Can Broadway Do Without Me?" (1929) - uncredited) / (music: "Can Broadway Do Without Me?" (1929) - uncredited) / (performer: "Good Times Are Here Again" (1932), "Singin' in the Rain" (1929), "Can Broadway Do Without Me?" (1929) - uncredited)
 1931 The Cuban Love Song ("Go to Sleep My Baby", uncredited) / (performer: "London Bridge is Falling Down" (1888) - uncredited)
 1931 New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford (performer: "Did You Ever Have the Feeling That You Wanted to Go?" - uncredited) / (writer: "Did You Ever Have the Feeling That You Wanted to Go?" - uncredited)
 1930 Roadhouse Nights (lyrics: "Everything Is On the Up and Up", "Hello, Everybody, Folks", "Everybody Wants My Girl") / (music: "Everything Is On the Up and Up", "Hello, Everybody, Folks", "Everybody Wants My Girl")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"The Durante-Moore Show" on the radio with Garry Moore. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 20 Portrayals | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jimmy 'Schnozzle' Durante | Durante

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his funny looks as a child] I'd go home [from school] and cry. I made up my mind never to hurt anybody else, no matter what. I never made jokes about anybody's big ears, crossed eyes, or their stuttering. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 146-148. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387 See more »

Trademark:

Rumpled hat, patter songs ("Inka Dinka Doo") and, of course, his huge proboscis.

Nickname:

The Schnoz

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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