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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 CBS Television Workshop (1952), Merry-Go-Round of 1938 (1937) and Girl in the Case (1935). He was married to Lina Farina Vecchi, Frances Victoria Browder and Joan Franza. He died on September 5, 1960 in Terni, Italy. See full bio »


(age 68) in Terni, Italy

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 1952 CBS Television Workshop (TV Series)
Sancho Panza
- Don Quixote (1952) ... Sancho Panza
 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 Revue (TV Series)
Himself - Co-Host
- Episode #2.47 (1952) ... Himself - Co-Host
 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

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play, "The Duenna," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 7 Articles | See more »

Did You Know?


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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