Jimmy Durante (Paperback)

His Show Business Career, with an Annotated Filmography and Discography

By David Bakish

McFarland & Company, 9780786430222, 291pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (12/1/1994)

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From his humble beginnings as a Coney Island piano player, Jimmy Durante was one of America's best-loved entertainers for nearly seven decades. Known for his distinctive "schnozzle" and raspy voice, the multitalented performer became a stage, screen and recording star. Every aspect of Jimmy Durante's career is covered here: his early vaudeville and Broadway days; the 38 movies he made; his radio appearances; the mixture of new and old material he brought to television in the late 1950s; and his work as a singer and composer.

About the Author

David Bakish is an English professor at the City University of New York.