Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante
1893 - 1980

Jimmy Durante  American Actor


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Jimmy Durante passed away on 29th Jan 1980 aged 86.


Jimmy Durante was previously married to Marjorie Little (1960 - 1980) and Jeanne Olsen (1921 - 1943).

He was in relationships with Lupe Velez and Tallulah Bankhead.


American Actor Jimmy Durante was born James Francis Durante on 10th February, 1893 in New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 29th Jan 1980 Santa Monica, California, USA aged 86. He is most remembered for Strictly Dynamite. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Jimmy Durante is a member of the following lists: Las Vegas entertainers, Gennett Records artists and Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award winners.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 22 years, 8 months 20 years, 5 months 19 years, 1 month
Dating2 - - -
Total4 22 years, 8 months 10 years, 2 months 19 years, 1 month


First Name Jimmy
Middle Name Francis
Last Name Durante
Full Name at Birth James Francis Durante
Alternative Name `The Schnoz`, The Great Schnozzola
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 10th February, 1893
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Died 29th January, 1980
Place of Death Santa Monica, California, USA
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Distinctive Feature Rumpled Hat, Patter songs, Large Nose
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, Singer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Strictly Dynamite
Music Genre Vocal, Piano
Year(s) Active 1920–1972
Music Style Traditional Pop, Vaudeville
Music Mood Freewheeling, Energetic, Fun, Rousing, Rollicking, Raucous, Carefree, Cheerful, Witty, Joyous, Sentimental, Exuberant, Playful, Humorous, Lively, Happy, Boisterous
Instrument Vocals, Piano
Brand Endorsement (1999) TV commercial (singing voice): Panasonic digital camera, (2010) TV commercial: FarmRich snacks (song used: "Make Someone Happy"), (2012) TV commercial: Hotels.com (song used: "Make Someone Happy").
Official Websites www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=309
Friend Walter Huston, Martha Raye, Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Ernest Borgnine, Peggy Lee, Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor

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 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 (from the Yiddish schnoz [nose]), and the word became his nickname.

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Partner Comparison

Jimmy Durante86 AquariusActor
Marjorie Little-
Jeanne Olsen46 VirgoPersonality
Lupe Velez36 CancerActress
Tallulah Bankhead66 AquariusActress


Cecelia (adopted) AliciaFemale


Howdy1970TV Movie
Frosty the Snowman1969Narrator (voice)TV Movie
Alice Through the Looking Glass1966Humpty DumptyTV Movie
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World1963Smiler GroganMovie
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963TV Show
Billy Rose's Jumbo1962Anthony 'Pop' WonderMovie
The Last Judgment1961The man with the large noseMovie
Pepe1960Jimmy DuranteMovie
Beau James1957Jimmy Durante (uncredited)Movie
Summer Playhouse1954Mimmy BanisterTV Show
Make Room for Daddy1953Uncle Jimmy DuranteTV Show
The Great Rupert1950Mr. Louie AmendolaMovie
The Milkman1950Breezy AlbrightMovie
On an Island with You1948BuckleyMovie
It Happened in Brooklyn1947Nick LombardiMovie
This Time for Keeps1947Ferdi FarroMovie
Two Sisters from Boston1946'Spike'Movie
Music for Millions1944AndrewsMovie
Two Girls and a Sailor1944Billy KippMovie
The Man Who Came to Dinner1942BanjoMovie
You're in the Army Now1941Jeeper SmithMovie
Melody Ranch1940Cornelius J. CourtneyMovie
Little Miss Broadway1938Jimmy ClaytonMovie
Start Cheering1938Willie GumbatzMovie
Sally, Irene and Mary1938Jefferson TwitchelMovie
Forbidden Music1936Jonah J. WhistlerMovie
Hollywood Party1934DuranteMovie
Palooka1934Knobby WalshMovie
George White's Scandals1934Happy McGillicuddyMovie
Strictly Dynamite1934MoxieMovie
Student Tour1934Hank Merman - Trainer of the CrewMovie
Broadway to Hollywood1933Jimmy - Hollywood CharacterMovie
Hell Below1933'Ptomaine' - Ships CookMovie
Meet the Baron1933Joe McGoo - the Favorite 'Schnozzle' of the ScreenMovie
What! No Beer?1933Jimmy PottsMovie
Blondie of the Follies1932JimmyMovie
Speak Easily1932JamesMovie
The Passionate Plumber1932McCrackenMovie
The Phantom President1932Curly CooneyMovie
The Wet Parade1932Abe ShillingMovie
Le plombier amoureux1932TonyMovie
New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford1931SchnozzleMovie
The Cuban Love Song1931O.O. JonesMovie
The Christmas Party1931Santa ClausShort Film
Roadhouse Nights1930Daffy (as Durante)Movie
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