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Subject: Archive: Jimmy Durante, Jan. 29, 1980


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Date Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 04:41:47pm

James Francis Durante (/dəˈrnti/ də-RAN-tee, Italian: [duˈrante]; February 10, 1893 January 29, 1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, Lower East Side Manhattan accent, comic language-butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and prominent nose helped make him one of America's most familiar and popular personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s. He often referred to his nose as the schnozzola (Italianization of the American Yiddish slang word schnoz "big nose"), and the word became his nickname.

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He had a much younger wife. Is she still alive? (NT)Or did she die recently?Thursday, January 30, 12:07:25pm


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