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The Jimmy Durante show. Volume 1

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  • Running Time: 05:54 hrs
    Narrator: Jimmy Durante
    Publisher:
    Made available through hoopla, 2019
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Contributor: hoopla digital; Durante, Jimmy
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2019
    Summary:

    Big-nosed, brash, and boisterous, beloved entertainer Jimmy Durante parlayed a career in vaudeville, nightclubs, and Broadway shows into a radio career highlighted by many successful programs throughout the 1930s and 1940s. After spending the war years paired with crewcutted comic Garry Moore, the Great Schnozzola went solo in 1947 in an hilarious series for Rexall Drugs that also featured Arthur Treacher as his sarcastic British butler, multi-voiced character comedians Candy Candido and Elvia Allman, musical numbers by Peggy Lee, and a raft of well-known guest stars. The twelve shows in this collection showcase Durante at his bigger than life best, complete with the fractured English, gravel voiced musical numbers, and warmhearted buffoonery that made him a show business legend.

    Subject(s): Radio comedies
    Original Publisher: [United States], Radio Archives, LLC
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781690533757, 1690533757