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Jimmy Durante & Pat Cooper – Hollywood Palace – January 11, 1969

Jimmy Durante & Pat Cooper – Hollywood Palace – January 11, 1969 * The Hollywood Palace is an hour-long American television variety show that was broadcast weekly (generally on Saturday nights) on ABC from January 4, 1964, to February 7, 1970. Originally titled The Saturday Night Hollywood Palace, it began as a midseason replacement for The Jerry Lewis Show, another variety show, which had […]

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Dean Martin surprised by Jimmy Durante – Priceless circa 1965

Dean Martin surprised by Jimmy Durante Priceless circa mid 60’s * Do you recall the Dean Martin Show? Do you remember how Dean used to open the door and unannounced, a mystery celebrity would enter the room? This was always as much as a surprise to Dean as to everyone else. This one features Jimmy […]

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Jimmy Durante – “Young at Heart”

Jimmy Durante (If You’re) Young at Heart   * Jimmy Durante  Wonderful Italian Gentleman The youngest of four children Jimmy Durante was born to Rosa (Lentino) and Bartolomeo Durante, both of whom were immigrants from Salerno, Italy. * Jimmy Durante was born on the Lower East Side of New York City.  Bartolomeo was a barber. Young Jimmy served as an altar […]

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Jimmy Durante and Bobby Darin – Very Funny and Priceless

Jimmy Durante and Bobby Darin – Very Funny and Priceless *   James Francis “Jimmy” Durante (February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980) was an Italian American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, New York accent, comic language butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and prominent nose helped make him one of America’s most […]

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