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Jimmy Savo (1892–1960)

Jimmy Savo was born on July 31, 1892 in New York City, New York, USA as James Vincent Sava. He was an actor, known for Carry on, Sergeant! (1928), Once in a Blue Moon (1935) and Say It with Flowers (1921). He was married to Lina Farina Vecchi, Frances Victoria Browder, Frances V. Sava, Frances Victoria Browder and Joan Franza. He died on September... See full bio »


(age 68) in Terni, Italy
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Known For

Carry on, Sergeant!
Once in a Blue Moon
Once in a Blue Moon Gabbo the Great
Say It with Flowers
The House Dick
The House Dick The Private Detective


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 1938 Reckless Living
 1937 Merry-Go-Round of 1938
 1935 Once in a Blue Moon
Gabbo the Great
 1931 The House Dick (Short)
The Private Detective
 1928 Carry on, Sergeant!
Syd Small
 1926 Exclusive Rights
Specialty Dancer
 1922 Hold the Line (Short)
 1921 Pardon Me (Short)
 1921 Say It with Flowers (Short)
 1921 The Golfer (Short)
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 1937 Merry-Go-Round of 1938 (performer: "River, Stay 'Way From My Door", "Six of One and a Half-Dozen of the Other")
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 1958-1959 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.101 (1959) ... Himself
- Episode #2.7 (1958) ... Himself
 1952 All Star Summer Revue (TV Series)
Himself - Guest Comedian
- Episode #1.6 (1952) ... Himself - Guest Comedian
 1951 General Electric Guest House (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1951) ... Himself

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He played and sang the role of Dromio of Syracuse in the original Broadway production of "The Boys from Syracuse", in 1938. See more »

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Bowler-hatted, pint-sized vaudeville and burlesque comedian, who began as a juggler and mime artist. Called by Charlie Chaplin the "best pantomimist in the world". Savo did indeed enjoy some success on Broadway, but his later attempts to break into films were a resounding failure. See more »

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