Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante
1893 - 1980

Jimmy Durante  American Actor


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

Jimmy Durante was in relationships with Linda Danson (1949 - 1950), 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: Peabody Award winners, American film actors and California Democrats.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating3 3 months 1 month -
Married2 21 years, 8 months 20 years, 4 months 19 years, 1 month
Total5 21 years, 8 months 8 years, 2 months 3 months


First Name Jimmy
Middle Name Francis
Last Name Durante
Full Name at Birth James Francis Durante
Alternative Name `The Schnoz`, The Great Schnozzola, James Francis Durante, Jimmy Durante
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
Buried Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
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
Religion Roman Catholic
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 Durante ( də-RAN-tee, February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980) was an American actor, comedian, singer, and pianist. His distinctive gravelly speech, Lower East Side 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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Partner Comparison

Jimmy Durante86 AquariusActor
Marjorie Little-
Linda Danson48 VirgoDancer
Jeanne Olsen46 VirgoPersonality
Lupe Velez36 CancerActress
Tallulah Bankhead66 AquariusActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Cecelia (adopted) AliciaFemaleMarjorie Little


Howdy1970TV Movie
Alice Through the Looking Glass1966Humpty DumptyTV Movie
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World1963Smiler GroganMovie
Billy Rose's Jumbo1962Anthony 'Pop' WonderMovie
The Lucy Show1962Jimmy DuranteTV Show
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 Jupiter CourtneyMovie
Little Miss Broadway1938Jimmy ClaytonMovie
Start Cheering1938Willie GumbatzMovie
Sally, Irene and Mary1938Jefferson TwitchellMovie
Forbidden Music1936Jonah J. Whistler (as Jimmy Durante {'Schnozzle'}/Jimmy {'Schnozzle'} Durante)Movie
Hollywood Party1934Durante, SchnarzanMovie
Palooka1934Knobby WalshMovie
George White's Scandals1934Happy McGillicuddyMovie
Strictly Dynamite1934Moxie StraightMovie
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 Plumber1932Julius J. McCrackenMovie
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 Claus (uncredited)Short Film
Roadhouse Nights1930Daffy (as Durante)Movie
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