Jimmy Durante (I) (1893–1980)


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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

(1963)
The Cuban Love Song O.O. Jones
(1931)
(1993)

Filmography

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 1970 Howdy (TV Movie)
 1966 Alice Through the Looking Glass (TV Movie)
Humpty Dumpty
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Jimmy Durante
- Lucy Goes to a Hollywood Premiere (1966) ... Jimmy Durante
 1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Mimmy Banister
- The Jimmy Durante Show (1964) ... Mimmy Banister
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Smiler Grogan
 1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo
Anthony 'Pop' Wonder
 1961 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Uncle Jimmy Durante
- Danny and Durante (1961) ... Uncle Jimmy Durante
 1961 The Last Judgment
The man with the large nose
 1960 Pepe
Jimmy Durante
 1957 Beau James
Jimmy Durante (uncredited)
 1950 The Milkman
Breezy Albright
 1950 The Great Rupert
Mr. Louie Amendola
 1948 On an Island with You
Buckley
 1947 This Time for Keeps
Ferdi Farro
 1947 It Happened in Brooklyn
Nick Lombardi
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
'Spike'
 1944 Music for Millions
Andrews
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor
Billy Kipp
 1941 You're in the Army Now
Jeeper Smith
 1940 Melody Ranch
Cornelius Jupiter Courtney
 1938 Little Miss Broadway
Jimmy Clayton
 1938 Sally, Irene and Mary
Jefferson Twitchell
 1938 Start Cheering
Willie Gumbatz
 1936 Forbidden Music
Jonah J. Whistler (as Jimmy Durante {'Schnozzle'}/Jimmy {'Schnozzle'} Durante)
 1935 Carnival
Fingers
 1934 Student Tour
Hank Merman - Trainer of the Crew
 1934 Hollywood Party
Durante / Schnarzan
 1934 Strictly Dynamite
Moxie Straight
 1934 George White's Scandals
Happy McGillicuddy
 1934 Palooka
Knobby Walsh
 1933 Meet the Baron
Joe McGoo - the Favorite 'Schnozzle' of the Screen
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood
Jimmy - Hollywood Character
 1933 Hell Below
'Ptomaine' - Ships Cook
 1933 What-No Beer?
Jimmy Potts
 1932 Le plombier amoureux
Tony
 1932 The Phantom President
Curly Cooney
 1932 Blondie of the Follies
Jimmy
 1932 Speak Easily
James
 1932 The Wet Parade
Abe Shilling
 1932 The Passionate Plumber
Julius J. McCracken
 1931 The Christmas Party (Short)
Santa Claus (uncredited)
 1931 The Cuban Love Song
O.O. Jones
 1930 Roadhouse Nights
Daffy (as Durante)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Strike Me Pink" on Broadway. Musical revue. Sketches by Lew Brown (also lyrics) and Ray Henderson (also music). Additional dialogue by Mack Gordon, Jack McGowan and Richard Jerome. Musical Director: Al Goodman. Music orchestrated by Edward Powell. Entire production supervised by Ray Henderson and Lew Brown. ... See more »

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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' 8¼" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Margie Little  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

CeCe Durante-Bloum
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Personal Quote:

Politics is developing more comedians than radio ever did. See more »

Trivia:

On August 15, 1958, for his charitable acts, Durante was awarded a huge three foot high brass loving cup by the Al Bahr Shriners Temple. The inscription was, "Jimmy Durant, the World's Most Famous Comedian. A loving cup to you, Jimmy. It's larger than your nose, but smaller than your heart. Happiness always, Al Bahr Temple, August 15, 1958". See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

The Schnoz

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