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Jimmy Durante

Data di nascita: 10. Febbraio 1893
Data di morte: 29. Gennaio 1980

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James Francis Durante, detto Jimmy , è stato un cantante, pianista, attore e personaggio televisivo statunitense.

Artista dello showbiz statunitense, particolarmente amato ed apprezzato per la sua simpatia, il suo nome è inserito fra quello delle celebrità della Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Frasi Jimmy Durante

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„I was hurt so deep that I made up my mind never to hurt anybody else, no matter what.“

—  Jimmy Durante
Context: I was hurt so deep that I made up my mind never to hurt anybody else, no matter what. I never made jokes about anybody's big ears, their stut- terin', or about them bein' off their nut. In reference to being teased at school as a child for his looks, as quoted in Schnozzola : The Story of Jimmy Durante (1951) by Gene Fowler

„Politics is developing more comedians than radio ever did.“

—  Jimmy Durante
As quoted in Informationweek issues 699-702 (1998), p. 497 http://books.google.com/books?id=cDxVAAAAMAAJ&q=%22Politics+is+developing+more+comedians+than+radio+ever+did.%22&dq=%22Politics+is+developing+more+comedians+than+radio+ever+did.%22&hl=en&ei=mre7TbTaFJCcgQfJk6noBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA

„Don't put no constrictions on da people. Leave 'em ta hell alone.“

—  Jimmy Durante
As quoted in Low Man On A Totem Pole (1941) by Harry Allen Smith, p. 185 Variant: Why can't everybody leave everybody else the hell alone?

„That's the conditions that prevail!“

—  Jimmy Durante
As quoted in Current Biography : Who's News and Why (1946) by Anna Rothe, p. 168 http://books.google.com/books?id=_fIpAQAAMAAJ&q=%22That's+the+conditions+that+prevail%22&pg=PA168#v=onepage

„Surrounded by assassins!“

—  Jimmy Durante
As quoted in Current Biography : Who's News and Why (1946) by Anna Rothe, p. 168

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„Be awful nice to 'em goin' up, because you're gonna meet 'em all comin' down.“

—  Jimmy Durante
As quoted in The New Speaker's Treasury of Wit and Wisdom (1958) by Herbert Victor Prochnow, p. 409 Variants: Be nice to people on your way up, because you're going to meet them all on your way down. As quoted in A Quote for Every Day (2011) edited by Peter A. LaPorta, p. 41 Be nice to people goin' up, because you're going to meet them all comin' down. Be nice to 'em goin' up, because you're going to meet them all comin' down.

„Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.“

—  Jimmy Durante
Famous sign-off line to all his radio and TV shows, the meaning of which he never publicly revealed, leading to much speculation and many theories. Only after his death did it become public knowledge that it was reference to his first wife, Jeanne Olson, who died in 1943, and that Calabash was a private name between them for Calabasas, California, where she spent much of the final years of her life.

„Everybody wants ta get inta da act!“

—  Jimmy Durante
As quoted in Billboard (23 April 1949), p. 126

„I don't know where it's going, but I'm sticking with it!“

—  Jimmy Durante
Said after joining chorus girls in a conga line onstage, as quoted in "Tips on Tables" by Robert W. Dana (30 March 1951) http://www.bigbandsandbignames.com/durante.html

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