THE SCHNOZ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1893

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James Francis "Jimmy" Durante (February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980)

Durante was a vaudeville comedian, pianist, and actor who was one of
America’s most popular personalities from the 1920s through the 1970s,
well known for his big nose and his composition of the song "Inka Dinka
Doo." He left school in the eight grade to become a ragtime pianist and
joined the Original New Orleans Jazz Band, which later became known
as Jimmy Durante’s Jazz Band. He later became a vaudeville star and
radio personality as a part of the trio, Clayton, Jackson and Durante.

 

  

        

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