- Name: Jimmy Durante
- Born: 02/10/1893
- Died: 01/29/1980 (86 years old)
- Occupation: Actor, comedian, singer, pianist
James Francis Durante (// də-RAN-tee, Italian:[duˈrante]; February 10, 1893– January 29, 1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. 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.
Birth Name: James Francis Durante
Alias: James Francis Durante
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Death Place: Santa Monica, California
Jimmy Durante quotes :
My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe.Jimmy Durante