Jerry Colonna

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Birthday
17, 1904
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Nov 21, 1986 (82)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
17, 1904
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Nov 21, 1986 (82)

About

American-Italian comedian and singer who was the sidekick of Bob Hope on his radio shows and films in the 1940s and 1950s. He was known for his handlebar mustache and wide-eyed expression.

Before Fame

He started his career playing trombone in orchestras and local dance bands in his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts in the 1920s.

Trivia

He appeared in one of the oldest known surviving kinescope recordings of a live television broadcast in 1947.

Family Life

He was married to Florence Purcell from 1930 until his death in 1986 and they adopted a son, Robert.

Associated With

He was known as Bob Hope's sidekick for his radio shows and films.