Jerry Colonna

Born 17 September 1904. Died 21 November 1986
Jerry Colonna
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1904-09-17
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Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna Biography (Wikipedia)

Gerardo Luigi "Jerry" Colonna (September 17, 1904 – November 22, 1986) was an American musician, actor, comedian, singer, songwriter and trombonist best remembered as the zaniest of Bob Hope's sidekicks in Hope's popular radio shows and films of the 1940s and 1950s.

With his pop-eyed facial expressions and walrus-sized handlebar moustache, Colonna was known for singing loudly "in a comic caterwaul," according to Raised on Radio author Gerald Nachman, and for his catchphrase, "Who's Yehudi?", uttered after many an old joke, although it usually had nothing to do with the joke. The line was believed to be named for violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin, and the search for Yehudi became a running gag on the Hope show.

Colonna played a range of nitwitted characters, the best-remembered of which was a moronic professor. Nachman wrote:

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The Velvet Glove
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Ebb Tide
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Ebb Tide
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Slippery When Wet
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Slippery When Wet
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Sweet Adeline
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Sweet Adeline
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It Might As Well Be Spring
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It Might As Well Be Spring
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Long Long Intro
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Long Long Intro
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