Good Night Jimmy Durante 1955

and Good Night and Good bye Jimmy!(Febuary 10,1892-january 29,1980)

4 Comments on “Good Night Jimmy Durante 1955

  1. I don\’t know his work.Gee Mike. I was scary coming here.I was preparing myself because I thought you had lost someone.Didn\’t see the date.I\’ll watch the video.

  2. Who was Mrs. Caberdash? I know that was Jimmy trademark, like Carol Burnett\’s pulling of her ear lobe.

  3. Just Be Real,here is your answer:Inka Dinka Doo\” as his opening theme, and the invariable signoff that became another familiar national catchphrase: \”Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.\” Durante never revealed the meaning, preferring instead to keep the mystery alive.One theory is that the phrase refers to the owner of a restaurant in Calabash, North Carolina, where Jimmy and his troupe stopped once to eat. He was so taken by the food, the service, and the chitchat that Jimmy told the owner that he would make her famous. Not knowing her name he instead referred to her as \”Mrs. Calabash\”.This is the best I can find.

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