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.
MINI BIO:Piano-playing American comedian with a unique repertoire of inspired comic songs. Under contract to MGM for many years, but the studio never really projected his personality properly, and he remained at his best in solo spots, nightclubs, and records. Died from pneumonia. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
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.
Danny Webson Miller: Why is anyone in love with anyone?
Nick Lombardi: There's a lot of reasons like, for example, you like her eyes or something.
[Moxie is introduced to a child actor of the "legitimate" stage]
Moxie Slaight: Well I'm glad he was legitimate once.
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