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Jimmy Durante
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    (February 10, 1893-January 29, 1980)
    Died at eighty-six
    Acted in 'Roadhouse Nights,' 'Speak Easily,' 'Palooka,' 'George White's Scandals,' 'You're in the Army Now,' 'Music for Millions,' 'This Time for Keeps,' 'It Happened in Brooklyn,' 'On an Island With You,' 'Billy Rose's Jumbo' and 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World'
    Signature song was 'Inka Dinka Doo'
    Nicknamed 'The Schnoz'
    He had a huge nose.
    At sixty seven, he married a 39 year old woman.
    He dropped out of high school in 8th grade.
    His catch phrase was 'Hotch-cha-cha-cha-cha!'
    He once said: 'I'd go home (from school) and cry. I made up my mind never to hurt anybody else, no matter what. I never made jokes about anybody's big ears, crossed eyes, or their stuttering.'
    He was adored by everyone he ever worked with.
    He sang the famous 'Frosty the Snowman' song.
    He was a multi-talented performer who got his start in vaudeville.
    His fame was rekindled posthumously when his recordings of 'As Time Goes By' and 'Make Someone Happy' were used on the soundtrack of 'Sleepless in Seattle,' introducing him to a whole new generation of listeners.

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