Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jimmy Durante - "Schnozzola" Nose Insurance

The comedian Jimmy Durante was a crooner, but he made so many jokes about his own "Schnozzola" that it soon became his trademark. So he decided to insure his famous nose in the 1940s. Insured value was $50,000

Bio: James Francis "Jimmy" Durante (born February 10, 1893 died January 29, 1980) was a famous American singer, actor, pianist and comedian. His distinctive clipped speech, comic language butchery, songs influenced by jazz, and large nose made him one of America's most popular personalities from 1920s to the 1970s. His jokes about his own nose included calling it as a "Schnozzola", and that word soon became his nickname.


  1. You are saying he had a career lasting over 60 years because he had a big nose, I've searched pics of this big nosed bastard and find it bewildering how anyone could find just having a big nose funny

  2. No, you dumbass cunt. It says that he was a talented singer, actor, pianist and comedian. All of those things made him a success, not his nose. Can't you read? His nose was just a beloved character trait, like Jimmy Stewart's stuttering or Groucho's cigar.