Jimmy Durante

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Noun1.Jimmy Durante - United States comedian remembered for his large nose and hoarse voice (1893-1980)Jimmy Durante - United States comedian remembered for his large nose and hoarse voice (1893-1980)
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References to his nose as an "elongated proboscis" and "big schnozzola," as Douglas Heeren observed, suggests that it resembled a duck's bill.
1980: Jimmy Durante, "Schnozzola", American comedian, died aged 87.
Other Tin Pan Alley singers who made the transition from the vaudeville stage to radio included Jimmy Durante (the son of Italian immigrants from Salerno; his nickname "the Schnozzola" came from the Yiddish word for nose, schnoz), Al Jolson (Asa Yoelson, born in Lithuania), the Andrews Sisters (the Andreos sisters were the daughters of a Greek father and a Norwegian American mother), Sophie Tucker (Sonya Kalish, born in Ukraine), Eddie Cantor (Edward Israel Iskowitz, the son of Russian Jews), and many others.