Jimmy Durante

Birth Name: James Francis Durante

Date of Birth: February 10, 1893

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: January 29, 1980

Place of Death: Santa Monica, California

Ethnicity: Italian

Jimmy Durante was an American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. His parents, Rosa Novellino/Lentino and Bartolomeo Durante, were Italian, from Salerno.

Jimmy’s paternal grandparents were Angelo Durante and Maria Nola.

Jimmy’s maternal grandparents were Giuseppe Novellino and Ganna Corsete.

Sources: Jimmy Durante on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jimmy’s parents – https://familysearch.org


Curious about ethnicity

4 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

  2. bablah says:

    Lentino is possibly his grandmother’s last name from a previous marriage.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.