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Jimmy Durante

Comedian, composer, actor, singer and songwriter ("Inka Dinka Doo") Jimmy Durante was educated in New York public schools. He began his career as a Coney Island pianist, and organized a five-piece band in 1916. He opened the Club Durant with Eddie Jackson and Lou Clayton, with whom he later formed a comedy trio for vaudeville and on television. He appeared in the Broadway musicals "Show Girl", "The New Yorkers", "Strike Me Pink", "Jumbo", "Red Hot and Blue", and "Stars in Your Eyes". By 1936, he had appeared at the Palladium in London. Later he had his own radio and television shows, and was a featured headliner in night clubs. Biographer Gene Fowler wrote his biography, "Schnozzola". Joining ASCAP in 1941, he collaborated musically with Jackie Barnett and Ben Ryan, and his other popular song compositions include "I'm Jimmy That Well-Dressed Man", "I Know Darn Well I Can Do Without Broadway", "I Ups to Him and He Ups to Me", "Daddy Your Mamma Is Lonesome For You", "Umbriago", "Any State In the Forty-Eight", "Chidabee Chidabee Chidabee", and "I'm Jimmy's Girl".

The database contains 68 images with Jimmy Durante, divided over 18 titles.

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Publicity still with Buster Keaton, William Pawley, Lawrence Grant & Henry Armetta

1600 * 1221 Speak Easily 1932

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1596 * 1244 What! No Beer? 1933

Publicity still with Buster Keaton

1600 * 1198 What! No Beer? 1933

Promo shot with Shirley Temple

2020 * 3000 Little Miss Broadway 1938

Publicity still with Doris Day, Martha Raye & Stephen Boyd

2796 * 2205 Billy Rose's Jumbo 1962

Publicity still with Doris Day, Martha Raye & Stephen Boyd

2767 * 2193 Billy Rose's Jumbo 1962

Publicity still with Doris Day, Dean Jagger & Martha Raye

2791 * 2175 Billy Rose's Jumbo 1962

Publicity still with Doris Day & Martha Raye

2225 * 2752 Billy Rose's Jumbo 1962

Publicity still with Doris Day

2160 * 2616 Billy Rose's Jumbo 1962

Publicity still with Doris Day

2730 * 2154 Billy Rose's Jumbo 1962

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2788 * 2196 Billy Rose's Jumbo 1962

Lobby card with Cantinflas

926 * 727 Pepe 1960

Lobby card with Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones, Maurice Chevalier & Bing Crosby

2053 * 1617 Pepe 1960

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