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Jerry Colonna (1904–1986)

Comedian, composer, songwriter ("At Dusk", "I Came to Say Goodbye"), author and trombonist, educated in high school, then a trombonist with the Columbia Symphony (1931-1936). He was a member of the Bob Hope radio program, and appears in many films. Joining ASCAP in 1956, his other songs include "Life of a Sailor", "Sleighbells in the Sky", "Take ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1966 The Monkees (TV Series)
Dr. Mann
- Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth (1966) ... Dr. Mann
 1962 The Road to Hong Kong
Man Looking for a Match (uncredited)
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Gonzales
- Babes in Toyland (1960) ... Gonzales
 1959 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Mischa Morningstar
- Come Back Little Beatnik (1959) ... Mischa Morningstar
 1957 Pinocchio (TV Movie)
Ringmaster
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Stan
- The Giant Killer (1957) ... Stan
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
Jerry Colonna - MC at Silver Springs
 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
 1952 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1951 Kentucky Jubilee
Jerry Harris
 1950 The Brave Engineer (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1949 Super Circus (TV Series)
Ringmaster (1955-56)
 1947 Road to Rio
Colonna
 1946 Casey at the Bat (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1946 Make Mine Music
Narrator (segment "Casey at the Bat") (voice)
 1945 It's in the Bag!
Dr. Greengrass - Psychiatrist
 1944 Atlantic City
The Professor
 1942 Ice-Capades Revue
Theophilus J. Twitchell
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Colonna - Bob Hope Skit
 1942 Priorities on Parade
Jeep Jackson
 1942 True to the Army
Pvt. 'Pinky' Fothergill
 1941 Ice-Capades
Colonna
 1941 Sis Hopkins
Professor
 1941 You're the One
Dr. Colonna
 1940 Melody and Moonlight
Adner Kellogg
 1940 Comin' Round the Mountain
Argyle Phifft
 1939 Naughty But Nice
Allie Gray
 1939 Sweepstakes Winner
Nick, the Chef
 1938 Garden of the Moon
Musician
 1938 Valley of the Giants
Saloon Singer
 1938 Little Miss Broadway
Member of Band
 1938 Port of Seven Seas
Arab Rug Dealer (uncredited)
 1938 College Swing
Prof. Yascha Koloski (uncredited)
 1938 Paramount Headliner: The Star Reporter (Short)
Singer-Freddie Rich Orchestra
 1938 Swingtime in the Movies (Short)
The Texas Tornado
 1937 Rosalie
Joseph
 1937 52nd Street
Specialty Vocalist
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Suffered a serious stroke in August 1966 from which he never fully recovered. He spent nearly two years in various hospitals recuperating, including the Motion Picture Country Home in Woodland Hills, California. When he returned to performing it was for Bob Hope in his annual Christmas show in Vietnam but his participation was brief. See more »

Trademark:

Exaggerated handlebar mustache, high, piercing tenor voice

Star Sign:

Virgo

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