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Jimmy Durante

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Also Known As: Died: January 29, 1980
Born: February 10, 1893 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
That's Entertainment! III (1994) as Song Performer
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
2.
Entertaining the Troops (1989) as Himself
A salute to the Hollywood celebrities who entertained American combat troops at home and abroad during World War II.
3.
It's Showtime (1976) as Himself
Film clips trace the careers of the screen's most popular animal actors.
4.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as Smiler Grogan
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
5.
Jumbo (1962) as Pop Wonder
The daughter of a circus owner fights to save her father from a takeover spearheaded by the man she loves.
6.
Pepe (1961) as
When is beloved horse is stolen and sold to a movie star, a young man travels to Hollywood.
7.
Beau James (1957) as Himself
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
9.
The Milkman (1950) as Breezy Albright
Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from idleness, he gets a job with his father's arch-rival, sponsored by eccentric milkman Breezy Albright, and promptly falls in love with the boss's daughter. But his career as a milkman soon degenerates into slapstick.
10.
The Great Rupert (1950) as Mr. [Louie] Amendola
A squirrel becomes the guardian angel for an impoverished family.
11.
On an Island with You (1948) as Buckley
A movie star falls for a handsome naval officer during location shooting in Hawaii.
12.
This Time for Keeps (1947) as Ferdi Farro
A famous singer's son falls for a swimming star.
13.
It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) as Nick Lombardi
A returning GI and his friends try to make it in the music business.
14.
Two Sisters from Boston (1946) as "Spike"
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
15.
Music for Millions (1945) as [Andy] Andrews
A pregnant musician awaits her husband's return from World War II.
16.
Two Girls and a Sailor (1944) as Billy Kipp[/"Junior" Kipp]
Singing sisters create a World War II canteen and become rivals for the same man.
17.
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) as Banjo
An acerbic critic wreaks havoc when a hip injury forces him to move in with a midwestern family.
18.
You're in the Army Now (1941) as [Homer] "Jeeper" Smith
Two incompetent door-to-door salesmen enlist by accident.
19.
Melody Ranch (1940) as Cornelius J. Courtney
With a longer-than-usual running time on original release and boooked and sold to the exhibitors as a "Gene Autry Special", which Republic would do once a year from 1939-1943 in order to get higher rates than on the regular series entries from the theatre owners. Hey, Jimmy Durante and Ann Miler cost more than Smiley Burnette and June Storey.This "special",(which alternates between tongue-in-cheek and for-real and hard to distinguish which is which since there was very little for-real in most of the fantasy-land settings Autry's Republic films were laid in), finds Gene returinmg to his hometown of Torpedo as guest of honor at the Frontier Days Celebraion, Once there, he encounters his childhood enemies, the Wildhack brothers (Barton MacLane, Joe Sawyer and Horace MacMahon in pecking order), now the local gangsters ( and playing it with relish.) The Wildhacks own a saloon next door to the school, and when their shooting and brawling endangers the safety of the children, Gene protests and threatens to expose them during his next radio broadcast. The Wildhacks stop the broadcast and beat Gene up. Gene, humiliated because Hollywood life has softened him to the extent that he can't hold his own against three assailants, decides to remain in Torpedo and get into shape again. He is encouraged by his friend Cornelius J. "Corney" Courtney (Jimmy Durante), and also by Pop Laramie (George Hayes), owner and operator of the local version of the "Toonerville Trolley." Since Gene refuses to return to Hollywood, his radio show now originates from Torpedo. Julie Sheldon (Ann Miller), a debutante with theatrical aspirations, sees Gene in his natural setting, and begins to take an interest in the cowboy she formerly scorned. Gene avenges himself against the Wildhacks by rounding them up, whipping them single-handed and forcing them to sing on his broadcast. Enraged, the brothers are determined to "get" Gene. He, in turn, runs for sheriff so he will be in position to clean up the Wildhack political machine and use can be made of the "Vote For Autry" song. During the battles that ensue, one of Gene's friends is killed. Gene finally obtains evidence which labels the Wildhacks as killers.
20.
Little Miss Broadway (1938) as Jimmy Clayton
An orphan (Temple) is provisionally adopted by the manager (Ellis) of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner (Oliver) doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.
21.
Start Cheering (1938) as Willie Gumbatz
Fed up with Hollywood, a movie star enrolls in a small-town college.
22.
Sally, Irene and Mary (1938) as Jefferson Twitchell
Manicurists Sally, Irene and Mary hope to be Broadway entertainers. When Mary inherits an old ferry boat, they turn it into a successful supper club.
23.
Carnival (1935) as Fingers [McCoy]
When he''s widowed, a puppeteer goes into hiding to maintain custody of his son.
24.
Palooka (1934) as Knobby Walsh
Mayme walks out on her husband, Pete Palooka, after he wins the middleweight championship and shows his proclivity for life in the fast lane. She raises son Joe on a farm, by herself. When slippery fight manager Knobby Walsh happens to discover Joe's surprising punching power, he signs him. With current champion Al McSwatt needing an easy opponent, Walsh gets Joe the fight. Palooka steals the championship( and girlfriend Nina Madero) from McSwatt when McSwatt shows up for the fight drunk. Now it's Joe's turn to live in the fast lane, winning fights(that are set ups by Walsh) and drinking hard with vamp Nina. However, when McSwatt and his manager trick Joe into a rematch, it's time to test his real boxing talent.
25.
Strictly Dynamite (1934) as Moxie [Slaight]
A radio comic runs out of jokes, triggering a desperate search.
26.
George White's Scandals (1934) as Happy McGillicuddy
Opening with a credit line that reads "Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White," a film evolves where the only plot line is a thin backstage romance between Jimmy Martin (Rudy Vallee) and Kitty Donnelly (Alice Faye)in and around a dozen or more sketches, revues, black-outs and singing and dancing turns. Made before the birth of the production code, reviewers of the day found much to object about in the implications of Alice Faye's "Nasty Man" song with the Meglin Kiddies, and the dog action in the "Your Dog Loves My Dog" number by Vallee, Faye, Jimmy Durante and Dixie Dunbar. The geometric dance arrangements used in the Vallee, Durante and Cliff Edwards "Every Day Is Father's Day" was not cause for Busby Berkeley to lose any sleep.
27.
Student Tour (1934) as Hank Merman
A philosophy professor gets stuck chaperoning a student tour of the world.
28.
Hollywood Party (1934) as Schnarzan/Himself
A movie star's gala celebration creates chaos.
29.
Meet the Baron (1933) as Joe McGoo
A bumbler passes himself off as a legendary story teller.
30.
What--No Beer? (1933) as Jimmy Potts
When Prohibition ends, a barber tries to get in the liquor business only to come up against mobsters.
31.
Broadway to Hollywood (1933) as Jimmy
Three generations of vaudevillians fight for stardom on stage and screen.
32.
Hell Below (1933) as "Ptomaine." Ship's cook
A submarine captain clashes with one of his crew during World War I.
33.
The Passionate Plumber (1932) as [Julius J.] McCracken
A woman hires a plumber to make her lover jealous.
34.
35.
Speak Easily (1932) as James
A professor gets mixed up with chorus girls in a Broadway musical.
36.
The Wet Parade (1932) as Abe Shilling
A crusading politician fights the evils of both drink and prohibition.
37.
Blondie of the Follies (1932) as Jimmy
Two showgirls on the road from rags to riches compete for the same man.
38.
The Phantom President (1932) as Curly [Cooney]
Too bad for presidential hopes of banker T.K. Blair; his party feels he has too little flair for savoir faire. But at a medicine show, the party bosses find Blair's double: huckster Doc Varney. Of course, they scheme to make Varney T.K.'s public spokesman; at first, he even fools Blair's girlfriend Felicia, providing a romantic complication. As election eve approaches, the conspirators face the problem of what to do with Varney...who has difficult decisions of his own to make.
39.
The Cuban Love Song (1931) as O. O. Jones
An ex-marine returns to Cuba to find the child he fathered on leave.
40.
New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford (1931) as Schnozzle
An ambitious young man tries to succeed in business and love.
41.
Roadhouse Nights (1930) as Daffy

Music (feature film)

42.
Orphan (2009)
The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate's fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another
43.
Greedy (1994) as Song Performer ("Inka Dinka Doo")
The question of inheritance leads a large family into battle.
44.
Greedy (1994) as Song
The question of inheritance leads a large family into battle.
45.
Sleepless In Seattle (1993) as Song Performer ("As Time Goes By" "Make Someone Happy")
A motherless boy uses a radio talk show to find a new wife for his father.
46.
City Slickers (1991) as Song Performer ("Young At Heart")
The story of three men turning 40 who go on a Montana cattle drive.
47.
Only The Lonely (1991) as Song ("Umbriago")
A possessive mother tries desperately to keep her son from marrying.
48.
The Milkman (1950) as Composer
Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from idleness, he gets a job with his father's arch-rival, sponsored by eccentric milkman Breezy Albright, and promptly falls in love with the boss's daughter. But his career as a milkman soon degenerates into slapstick.
49.
The Great Rupert (1950) as Composer
A squirrel becomes the guardian angel for an impoverished family.
50.
On an Island with You (1948) as Composer
A movie star falls for a handsome naval officer during location shooting in Hawaii.
51.
This Time for Keeps (1947) as Composer
A famous singer's son falls for a swimming star.
52.
Two Sisters from Boston (1946) as Composer
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
53.
Music for Millions (1945) as Composer
A pregnant musician awaits her husband's return from World War II.
54.
Two Girls and a Sailor (1944) as Composer
Singing sisters create a World War II canteen and become rivals for the same man.
55.
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) as Composer
An acerbic critic wreaks havoc when a hip injury forces him to move in with a midwestern family.
56.
You're in the Army Now (1941) as Composer
Two incompetent door-to-door salesmen enlist by accident.
57.
Strictly Dynamite (1934) as Composer
A radio comic runs out of jokes, triggering a desperate search.
58.
Student Tour (1934) as Composer
A philosophy professor gets stuck chaperoning a student tour of the world.
59.
Palooka (1934) as Composer
Mayme walks out on her husband, Pete Palooka, after he wins the middleweight championship and shows his proclivity for life in the fast lane. She raises son Joe on a farm, by herself. When slippery fight manager Knobby Walsh happens to discover Joe's surprising punching power, he signs him. With current champion Al McSwatt needing an easy opponent, Walsh gets Joe the fight. Palooka steals the championship( and girlfriend Nina Madero) from McSwatt when McSwatt shows up for the fight drunk. Now it's Joe's turn to live in the fast lane, winning fights(that are set ups by Walsh) and drinking hard with vamp Nina. However, when McSwatt and his manager trick Joe into a rematch, it's time to test his real boxing talent.
60.
New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford (1931) as Composer
An ambitious young man tries to succeed in business and love.
61.
Roadhouse Nights (1930) as Composer

Cast (special)

62.
More of the Best of the Hollywood Palace (1993)
Special showcasing the top comedy and musical performers who appeared on the variety series, "Hollywood Palace," which aired on ABC from 1964 to 1970. Also included are never-before-seen outtakes.
63.
Monsanto Night Presents Burl Ives (1972)
An hour of music and songs with actor/singer Burl Ives.
64.
Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary, A (1972)
The program recalls outstanding moments from twenty-five years of television broadcasting with clips from some 400 shows.
65.
Howdy (1970)
Music and comedy acts set against the social background of the fictional town of Mildew, Arkansas.
66.
Murder At NBC (1966)
An hour comedy special in which Bob Hope plays a mad scientist who invents a nuclear chemical that is capable of shrinking the United States.
67.
Wonderful World of Burlesque I, The (1965) as Guest
A star-studded music and comedy salute to vaudeville.
68.
Jimmy Durante Meets the Lively Arts (1965) as Host
A variety outing in which comedian Jimmy Durante explores opera, art, drama, dance, and music.
69.
Jimmy Durante Show, The (1964) as Jimmy Banister
Jimmy Banister, a well-known entertainer, is anxious for his son, Eddie, who has no interest in show business, to follow in his footsteps. The story relates how Jimmy struggles to convince Eddie to perform with him on a TV special.
70.
Entertainment 1955 (1955) as Guest
NBC TV's first color special to emanate from the network's new $3,700,000 Burbank studios. A live program of music, comedy, and dramatic vignettes from New York and California.
71.
Spotlight (1954) as Host
A ninety-minute program of music, songs, and comedy.

Cast (short)

72.
73.
CHRISTMAS PARTY, THE (1931)
Child star Jackie Cooper and his friends have a Christmas party at the MGM Studios and are served dinner by many of MGM's top stars.

Music (short)

74.
Hollywood Party (1937)
In this short film, Elissa Landi and Charley Chase host an East Asian themed garden tea party in Hollywood.

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