Jimmy Durante

Born 10 March 1893. Died 29 January 1980.
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Jimmy Durante is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame

Roger Brett nominates Jimmy Durante for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame

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Biography

James Francis "Jimmy" Durante (February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, New York accent, comic language butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and large nose helped make him one of America's most familiar and popular personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s. His jokes about his nose included referring to it as a Schnozzola, and the word became his nickname.

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