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Job Actor
Known for Exaggerated handlebar mustache, raucous voice; zany or nitwitted characters
Top Roles Achilles Bombanassa, Himself, Professor Yascha Koloski, Himself / MC at Silver Springs, March Hare
Top GenresMusical, Comedy, Romance, Adventure, Family, Animation
Top TopicsExotic Lands, Road Movie, Disney
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Shares birthday with Dolores Costello, Anne Bancroft, Roddy McDowall  see more..

Jerry Colonna Overview:

Character actor, Jerry Colonna, was born Gerardo Luigi Colonna on Sep 17, 1904 in Boston, MA. Colonna died at the age of 82 on Nov 21, 1986 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles .

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Jerry Colonna was a beaming, bulgy-eyed American musician and comedian who had a black mustache that almost rivaled Groucho Marx's fake one. He also had the ability to hold a note until it sounded as though it were bouncing around in an echo chamber. He was a trombone player at age 14, and later led his own band, but his raucous voice and sense of the ridiculous led him into comedy. After a regular stint on Bob Hope's radio show, he made engagingly lunatic cameo appearances in film frolics featuring Hope and others.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Radio.

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Jerry Colonna Quotes:

Alice: I was sitting on the riverbank with uh... with you know who...
Mad Hatter: I DO?
Alice: I mean my C-A-T.
Mad Hatter: Tea?
March Hare: [slices a tea cup in half] Just half a cup, if you don't mind.


Narrator: If that's Casey, I'm a Rhode Island rooster.
[Casey arrives]
Narrator: Well, cock-a-doodle-doo!


March Hare: I have an excellent idea, LETS CHANGE THE SUBJECT.


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Brother of Louis Colonna.

Known for his google-eyed roll, facial contortions, and wide, handlebar mustache, the madcap comic always looked like the tenor of a barbershop quartet. His renditions of "Sweet Adeline" and "Down By the Old Millstream" were classics.

Extensive work on radio with such stars as Bing Crosby and Fred Allen before his stint with Bob Hope.

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