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Jimmy Durante Overview:

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.

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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.

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Jimmy Durante Quotes:

Tommy Summerville: Phone her home. Phone the Mayfair Club. We've got to find our leading lady!
Cornelius J. Courtney: No sooner said then done! First I'll track her down, then I'll corral her, then I'll ignore her.


Banjo: Did you ever have the feeling that you wanted to go, and still have the feeling that you wanted to stay?


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!


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Jimmy Durante Facts
According to the book, "Hollywood Trivia," (Greenwich House, 1984), by David P. Strauss, Jimmy Durante's famous "Mrs. Calabash" sign-off referred to his first wife, Jeanne Olson. Calabash was the name of a Chicago suburb they both liked.

He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 1600 Vine Street and for Radio at 1648 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

Dropped out of school in the eighth grade and a couple of years later played ragtime piano for a living, taking jobs whereever he could, including bars, cabarets and whorehouses. He became known for a time as "Ragtime Jimmy."

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