Legendary actor, Jimmy Durante, was born James Francis Durante on Feb 10, 1893 in New York City, NY. Durante died at the age of 87 on Jan 29, 1980 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Los Angeles County, CA.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Radio. Jimmy Durante's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #73 on Oct 31, 1945. In addition, Durante was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame . Durante was never nominated for an Academy Award.
Moxie Slaight: Well I'm glad he was legitimate once.
William J. 'Pop' Shea: I hope this check don't bounce.
Roger Wendling: I don't think it will.
Jimmy Clayton: Pop, here's twenty-five bucks more!
William J. 'Pop' Shea: It's all right, Jimmy, I got it! I got the twenty-one hundred!
Jimmy Clayton: What? Just when we made the supreme sacrifice! Look!
William J. 'Pop' Shea: What happened?
Jimmy Clayton: We done a striptease in a pawn shop!
[after hitting a high note in the song, "Inka Dinka Doo"]
Billy Kipp: That note was given to me by Bing Crosby, and was he glad to get rid of it.
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