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Jimmy Durante

Comic, Radio Personality (10-Feb-1893 — 20-Jan-1980)


Irene Adler. I Remember Jimmy: The Life and Times of Jimmy Durante. New York: Arlington House. 1980. 192pp.

David Bakish. Jimmy Durante: His Show Business Career, with an Annotated Filmography and Discography. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.. 1994. 303pp.

William Cahn. Good Night, Mrs. Calabash: The Secret Life of Jimmy Durante. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. 1963. 191pp.

Gene Fowler. Schnozzola: The Story of Jimmy Durante. New York: Viking Press. 1951. 261pp.

Jhan Robbins. Inka Dinka Doo: The Life of Jimmy Durante. New York: Paragon House. 1991. 194pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.413)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.195)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.301)

  10. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.173)

  11. Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television (p.165)

  12. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.150)

  13. The New York Times Encyclopedia of Television (p.126)

  14. Legends in Their Own Time (p.73)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.334)

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