Jimmy Durante


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Al Borden

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Al Borden on working with Jimmy Durante and Tallulah Bankhead on The Colgate Comedy Hour

Vince Calandra

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Vince Calandra on Ed Sullivan and Jimmy Durante doing performances for soldiers returning from war

Louis Nye with Emerson College

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Louis Nye on working with Jimmy Durante

Fred de Cordova

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Fred de Cordova on Jimmy Durante

Barbara Feldon

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Barbara Feldon on dancing at the Copacabana with Jimmy Durante

Betty Garrett

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Betty Garrett on various people she's worked with in her career: Jimmy Durante

William Klages

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William Klages on lighting Ray Bolger's Washington Square

Buz Kohan

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Buz Kohan on the Perry Como Special right after JFK's assassination, with guests Diahann Carroll and Jimmy Durante

Bob Mackie

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Bob Mackie on designing for Danny Thomas and Jimmy Durante television specials

Anne Nelson

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Anne Nelson on Jimmy Durante

Marty Pasetta

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Marty Pasetta on directing Jimmy Durante Presents The Lennon Sisters and Kraft Music Hall with Don Ho

Arthur Rankin, Jr.

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Arthur Rankin Jr. on producing Frosty the Snowman with Jimmy Durante

Bob Schiller

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Bob Schiller on working with Jimmy Durante

Garry Simpson

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Garry Simpson on directing Four Star Revue
Garry Simpson on seeing Jimmy Durante's last show in Las Vegas
Garry Simpson on directing Jimmy Durante in Four Star Revue
Garry Simpson on directing Jimmy Durante in Four Star Revue

Doris Singleton

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Doris Singleton on her husband, Charlie Isaacs, being the head writer of Colgate Comedy Hour and working with Jimmy Durante

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on Jimmy Durante wanting him to direct his show
Sid Smith on Jimmy Durante seeing him direct Your Hit Parade and wanting him to direct his show
Sid Smith on directing Jimmy Durante on The Jimmy Durante Show and All Star Revue
Sid Smith on directing Jimmy Durante on The Jimmy Durante Show
Sid Smith on Jimmy Durante's personality and signature moves on The Jimmy Durante Show
Sid Smith on Jimmy Durante's Mrs. Calabash line on The Jimmy Durante Show

Dick Smith

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Dick Smith on Jimmy Durante as "Cyrano"

Mel Tolkin

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Mel Tolkin on Jimmy Durante

Leslie Uggams

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Leslie Uggams on working with Jimmy Durante

Andy Williams

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Andy Williams on Jimmy Durante appearing on his shows

Alan Young

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Alan Young on appearing on Jimmy Durante's radio show, and on working with Al Jolson

Kim Zimmer

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Kim Zimmer on her grandfather's nickname for her -- based on a classic line from Jimmy Durante

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