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Age86 (age at death)
Birthday 10 February, 1893
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Died 29 January, 1980
Place of Death Santa Monica, California, USA
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
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James Francis Durante ( də-RAN-tee, February 10, 1893 â€“ January 29, 1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, Lower East Side Manhattan 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 (Italianization of the American Yiddish slang word schnoz "big nose"), and the word became his nickname.

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