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Jimmy Durante was a legendary actor/comedian from the 1920s to the 1960s. He was memorable for his very large nose, and he was nicknamed "Schnozzola". He started performing in 1916, and in the early 1920s he formed a trio with two black African Americans, Eddie Jackson and Lou Clayton, which was certainly unusual for that time! The trio, known as "Three Sawdust Bums", became a major success, including in vaudeville and on Broadway. The trio broke up in 1931, and Durante was later in movies, TV, and virtually every other form of entertainment (and Eddie Jackson remained his sidekick throughout his career)! Some of his movies include: The Man Who Came to Dinner, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Christmas Party, and Two Sisters from Boston. He passed away in 1980 at the age of 86.
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