Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sunday, September 10, 1933

Mother and I went to Sunday School and c hurch. Saw Mrs. Mitchell (former Sunday School teacher). Mother and Daddy and I went over to Raiferts. Ollie came over and we listened to the radio.

Jimmy Durante
James Francis "Jimmy" Durante ((February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980)

American singer, pianist, comedian and actor whose distinctive clipped
gravelly speech, comic language butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and
large nose helped make him one of America's most familiar and popular
personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s.

On September 10, 1933, Durante appeared on Eddie Cantor's Chase and
Sanborn Hour,continuing until November 12 of that year. When Cantor departed,
Durante took over the NBC show as its star from April 22 to September 30, 1934,
moving on to The Jumbo Fire Chief Program (1935–36).

Durante's radio show was bracketed with two trademarks: "Inka Dinka Doo" as
his opening theme, and the invariable signoff that became another familiar
national catchphrase: "Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are."

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