The Jimmy Durante Show

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  • Season 2
    • 6/23/1956
      6/23/1956
      Episode 32
      6/23/56
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      Jimmy Durante's guests include actor Peter Lawford and singer/actress Anna Maria Alberghetti. On a cruise ship, Jimmy discovers jewels hidden in a lifeboat and assumes Alberghetti and Lawford are the thieves.
    • 6/16/1956
      6/16/1956
      Episode 31
      6/16/56
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      Jimmy Durante's guest is actor George Sanders. Sanders plays dual roles, in addition to singing and dancing.
    • 6/2/1956
      6/2/1956
      Episode 30
      6/2/56
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      Jimmy Durante's guest this week is Lisa Kirk. Jimmy helps Lisa find an apartment. He encounters a landlord who only wants married couples, so Jimmy poses and her husband, complete with a gaggle of kids.
    • 5/26/1956
      5/26/1956
      Episode 29
      5/26/56
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      Jimmy Durante's guest is Marilyn Maxwell. After tossing off a comment about getting out of show business, Marilyn fixes Jimmy up with a phony psychologist, Dr. Fritz Schultz, to help Jimmy select a new career. After a test involving a knife thrower and jugglers, the good doctor tells him to become a painter. Jimmy and Marily sing "You're Much Too Pretty For Me." At the club, the cast joins Jimmy for "Painted by Durante."moreless
    • 5/19/1956
      5/19/1956
      Episode 28
      5/19/56
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      Jimmy Durante's guests include singer Connie Russell. Russell sings "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Don't Lose Your Sense of Humor". In the finale, a group of male bodybuilders join contestant Durante in the Mr. United States contest.
    • 4/28/1956
      4/28/1956
      Episode 26
      4/28/56
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      Jimmy Durante performs this show from Desert Inn Hotel in Las Vegas. His guests are singer Johnny Ray, pianist/showman Liberace, actors Peter Lawford and George Raft, and Cary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum, golfers in town for a major tournament. Raft sings and dances to "The Second Boy From the Right."
    • 3/24/1956
      3/24/1956
      Episode 22
      3/24/56
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      Jimmy Durante's guest is Frank Sinatra. Jimmy hears that a movie studio wants to film his life story, so he badgers Sinatra to play the title role.
    • 3/10/1956
      3/10/1956
      Episode 20
      3/10/56
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      Jimmy Durante's guests include pianist/showman Liberace and his brother George. Durante and Liberace continue their "battle of the pianists" from January. Jimmy promises a "secret weapon" that will make him the victor.
    • 3/3/1956
      3/3/1956
      Episode 19
      3/3/56
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      Jimmy Durante's guest is actor Charles Laughton. Durante ssings "Small Town"; he and Laughton do their version of "Julius Caesar".
    • 2/25/1956
      2/25/1956
      Episode 18
      2/25/56
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      This episode was duplicated for some odd reason. To be deleted.

    • 2/25/1956
      2/25/1956
      Episode 18
      2/25/56
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      Jimmy Durante's guest is film star Esther Williams, who helps a young actress get discovered.
    • 2/11/1956
      2/11/1956
      Episode 16
      2/11/56
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      Jimmy Durante's guests include actor Robert Mitchum. Mitchum tries to trick Durante into a marriage.
    • 2/4/1956
      2/4/1956
      Episode 15
      2/4/56
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      Jimmy Durante's guest is Milton Berle. Uncle Miltie becomes a big-time TV producer and tries to lure Jimmy into starring in his "spectacular".
    • 1/28/1956
      1/28/1956
      Episode 14
      1/28/56
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      Jimmy Durante's guests include pianist/showman Liberace and his brother George. Durante and Liberace team up for a duet on the keyboards and engage in a "battle of the pianists".
    • 1/14/1956
      1/14/1956
      Episode 12
      1/14/56
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      Jimmy Durante's guests include actor Tab Hunter and British singer Jeannie Carson. Jeannie asks Jimmy to set up a meeting between herself and Tab. Jimmy then gets a note from Jeannie's mother asking him to prevent the two from meeting.
    • 1/7/1956
      1/7/1956
      Episode 11
      1/7/56
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      Jimmy Durante's guest is movie tough-guy George Raft. Durante buys into Raft's new horse and then has to figure out how to get the creature to win a race.
    • 12/31/1955
      12/31/1955
      Episode 10
      12/31/55
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      Singer Jane Froman is this week's guest. The crew locks the doors and tries to decide on Jimmy's gift for Club Durant's 25th anniversary celebration. They decide on a new pocket watch and send Froman out to guy one. While at the jewelry store when Jimmy walks in so she distracts him music boxes and sings "Love Me or Leave Me." At the Durant, Eddie Jackson joins Durante to recall their old vaudeville act.moreless
    • 12/17/1955
      12/17/1955
      Episode 9
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      Jimmy Durante's guests are Vivian Blaine and comic Stubby Kaye. Stubby plays Jimmy's nephew who comes for a visit--and refuses to leave.
    • 12/10/1955
      12/10/1955
      Episode 8
      12/10/55
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      This week's guests include Polly Bergen and comic actor Frank ("Yeeeessssss?") Nelson. Durante joins Eddie Jackson for the song "Please Don't Talk About Us When We're Gone". Bergen and Durante perform in an Army sketch, and Nelson leads a gaggle of store clerks. Also, there's a take-off on the musical Oklahoma entitled Pennsylvania. The satirical songs include "Oh, What a Miserable Afternoon", "Poor Bud is Going", "In My Convertible Without a Top", and the title song, "Pennsylvania".moreless
    • 12/3/1955
      12/3/1955
      Episode 7
      12/3/55
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      Janet Blair is this week's guest. Durante performs "Come Back, Little Marilyn". Blair joins Durante and Eddie Jackson for a finale set in a children's home. The trio sings "Isn't It a Shame That Christmas Comes Only Once a Year".
    • 11/19/1955
      11/19/1955
      Episode 6
      11/19/55
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      Jimmy Durante's scheduled guests include Celeste Holm. Jimmy goes to a movie theater and chats up the woman behind the candy counter, not realizing it's Celeste who's there gauging public reaction to her latest film.
    • 11/12/1955
      11/12/1955
      Episode 5
      11/12/55
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      Jimmy Durante's guests include actor Peter Lawford and Britain's Jeannie Carson. The episode is set in England as the threesome tours a haunted castle and local pubs.
    • 10/29/1955
      10/29/1955
      Episode 4
      10/29/55
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      Jimmy Durante's scheduled guests include actor Peter Lawford and Muriel Landers. Lawford joins Jimmy for a sketch about hair restorers. Durante performs the song "In the Other Fellow's Yard", and joins Landers and Lawford for the finale, "Wonderful Records" which includes the tune "Mish-Mosh."
    • 10/22/1955
      10/22/1955
      Episode 3
      10/22/55
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      Jimmy Durante's guest is opera star Marguerite Piazza, regular on Your Show of Shows. The premise of this episode finds the cast snowbound at a mountain resort. During Jimmy's performance there, a mysterious woman wanders across stage without uttering a word.
    • 10/15/1955
      10/15/1955
      Episode 2
      10/15/55
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      Jimmy's guest in this previously filmed episode is the late Carmen Miranda (she passed away in August following this program). Coming to work at the Club Durant, Durante meets her at her ship when she arrives in uncharacteristic "regular" clothes. Needing a place to stay, Jimmy moves out and let's her move in.
      Durante performs "Durante's Souvenirs" and Miranda sings "Delicado" and a medley of her popular hits. The finale, "Jackson, Miranda and Durante", includes Eddie Jackson.moreless
    • 10/8/1955
      10/8/1955
      Episode 1
      10/8/55
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      Jimmy Durante's scheduled guests include pianists Jose and Amparo Iturbi.
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