On this day, February 10th, 1893, James Francis Durante was born in Brooklyn, New York. Durante, better known as Jimmy Durante was a pianist, comedian and actor who was popular from the 1920s until the 1970s. Durante’s long career landed him roles in Broadway plays and theater, radio shows and movies. Durante died at his California home at the age of 87 in 1980.
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