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Joe Franklin Remembers Jimmy Durante

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This webisode from the webseries "Joe Franklin Remembers" is about Joe Franklin remembering Jimmy Durante. James Francis "Jimmy" Durante (February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980) was an Italian American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, New York accent, comic language butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and prominent nose helped make him one of America's most familiar and popular personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s. He often referred to his nose as the Schnozzola (from the Yiddish schnoz [nose] ), and the word became his nickname. Durante was born on the Lower East Side of New York City. He was the youngest of four children born to Rosa (Lentino) and Bartolomeo Durante, both of whom were immigrants from Salerno, Italy. Young Jimmy served as an altar boy at Saint Malachy's Roman Catholic Church, known as the Actor's Chapel. Joe Franklin is an American radio and television personality from New York City, Franklin is credited with hosting the first television talk show. The show began in 1951 on WJZ-TV and moved to WOR-TV from 1962 to 1993. Joe today can be found on Bloomberg Radio where he continues to interview stars. Joe has befriended, met and interviewed over 100,000 American stars. In the webseries "Joe Franklin Remembers" Joe tells us never before heard stories and facts about our favorite stars.