03 December 2012

Jimmy Durante (1893-1980)

tonite I saw a new tv commercial featuring the singing voice of Jimmy Durante.  in all these years since his death his singing has been used again & again.  the only time I saw him perform I remember tearing up when he sang "September Song."  it's wonderful to know that he's still in demand.

here's a picture he signd for me in 1958.  it hangs on the star wall in my guest bathroom.

after turning off the set I checkd my e-mail.  & there from Billy was a video of Sinatra warbling "Send in the Clowns" to clips of the great comedians of the last century.  there were  two moments of Durante.

that same Billy took this picture of me putting my nose to Durante's tombstone.

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