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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 »

Known For

(1963)
(1993)
The Notebook Soundtrack
(2004)

Filmography

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 2011 Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Arthur Christmas (2011) ... (performer: "Make Someone Happy")
 2009 Orphan (performer: "The Glory of Love")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (performer: "I Know Darn Well I Can Do Without Broadway", "Inka Dinka Doo" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Know Darn Well I Can Do Without Broadway", "Inka Dinka Doo" - uncredited)
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007) ... (performer: "The Song's Gotta Come from the Heart")
 2004 The Notebook (performer: "I'll Be Seeing You" (1937))
 2000 Laços de Família (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... (performer: "As Time Goes By" - uncredited)
 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Toscanini, Stokowski and Me") / (performer: "Hop, Skip, Jump and Slide", "Toscanini, Stokowski and Me")
 1994 La grande magia di David Copperfield (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Young at Heart")
 1994 David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Young at Heart")
 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)
  Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1970) (writer - 1 episode, 1970)
- Archaeology Today (1970) ... (performer: "I'm the Man Who Found the Lost Chord" - uncredited) / (writer: "I'm the Man Who Found the Lost Chord" - uncredited)
 1970 Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jerry Lewis, Jack Jones (1970) ... (performer: "The Father of Girls" - uncredited)
 1969 Frosty the Snowman (TV Movie) (performer: "Frosty the Snowman")
 1969 Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (performer: "Those Daring Young Men in their Jaunty Jalopies")
 1969 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jimmy Durante and Don Knotts Do Their Thing... Also! (1969) ... (performer: "Dear World")
  The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (performer - 2 episodes, 1965 - 1966)
- Episode #4.12 (1966) ... (performer: "Inka Dinka Do") / (writer: "Inka Dinka Do")
- Episode #3.33 (1966) ... (writer: "Inka-Dinka-Doo" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.30 (1965) ... (performer: "Jimmy, the Well Dressed Man", "What a Day", "Alley Cat", "Again You Turna", "Old Man Time") / (writer: "Jimmy, the Well Dressed Man", "What a Day", "Again You Turna")
 1966 Alice Through the Looking Glass (TV Movie) ("Twas Brillig" (Twas brillig)., "Opening & Closing Theme" (Tema de apertura y cierre).) / (performer: "Through the Looking Glass" (opening & closing theme), "Twas Brillig", "'Twas Brillig" (2:17))
 1966 The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.14 (1966) ... (writer: "You Gotta Start Off Each Day with a Song", "Who Will Be With You When I'm Far Away?" - uncredited)
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.13 (1965) ... (performer: "Someday Someday")
  The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1963) (music - 1 episode, 1949)
- Episode #17.1 (1963) ... (performer: "A Piano Is a Delicate Thing", "September Song" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.44 (1949) ... (music: "Inka Dinka Doo" - uncredited)
 1963 The Judy Garland Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1963) ... (writer: "Inka Dinka Do" - uncredited)
 1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo (performer: "Circus On Parade", "Sawdust And Spangles And Dreams" (uncredited))
 1962 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Bob Hope Show (1962) ... (writer: "Inka Dinka Doo" - uncredited)
  Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1961) (performer - 1 episode, 1961)
- Danny and Durante (1961) ... (lyrics: "Inka Dinka Doo" - uncredited) / (performer: "Prelude In C Major", "Inka Dinka Doo" (uncredited), "First You Tip Your Hat-ta" (uncredited))
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Give My Regards to Broadway (1959) ... (performer: "That's Entertainment" (uncredited), "Together, Wherever We Go" (uncredited), "You Gotta Have Heart" (uncredited), "Waltzing Matilda" (uncredited), "Everybody Likes My Girl", "If You're Young at Heart" (uncredited), "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (uncredited), "Mary Is a Grand Old Name" (uncredited), "Harrigan" (uncredited), "Give Me Regards to Broadway" (uncredited))
 1959 Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes (TV Special) (music: "Inka Dinka Doo" - uncredited) / (performer: "Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Gotta Start Off Each Day with a Song" - uncredited)
 1958 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.36 (1958) ... (writer: "Start Off Each Day with a Song" - uncredited)
  The Jimmy Durante Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1955)
- Episode #2.23 (1956) ... (performer: "Las Vegas Style", "I'm The Ballet Master, Who Can Turn Much Faster", "Every Street's A Boulevard In Old New York", "The Second Boy From The Right" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.16 (1955) ... (performer: "Umbriago", "September Song", "(Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey" - uncredited) / (writer: "Umbriago" - uncredited)
 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 (performer: " (Isn't it a shame that) Christmas comes but once a year", "Jingle Bells", "Take an L" - uncredited) / (writer: " (Isn't it a shame that) Christmas comes but once a year", "Take an L" - uncredited)
 1949 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.11 (1949) ... (music: "Inka Dinka Doo" - 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 Feeling That You Wanted to Go?" (1942), "Who Will Be with You When I'm Far Away" (1929), "Inka Dinka Doo" (1933) - uncredited) / (writer: "Did You Ever Have the Feeling That You Wanted to Go?" (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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Other Works:

(5/10/44) Radio: Appeared on "The Orson Welles Almanac" (also known as Radio Almanac and The Orson Welles Comedy Show) radio show, which was broadcast from the U.S. Army Air Force Center, Santa Monica, CA, also with Aurora Miranda. The weekly skit was entitled "Woodrow Wilson". This is considered a "lost" episode, as there is ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Jimmy 'Schnozzle' Durante | Jimmy Durante {'Schnozzle'}/Jimmy {'Schnozzle'} Durante | Durante

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[ad-libbing with Bob Hope] When it comes to noses, you're a retailer. I'm a wholesaler! See more »

Trivia:

In Blondie of the Follies (1932), in which he had a starring role, Marion Davies--playing Blondie--addresses Billie Dove's character as "Lurlene Calabash". Durante often ended his television, radio and nightclub appearances with "Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are". 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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