Jimmy Francis Durante’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 10, 1893

Death Date

Jan 29, 1980

Age of Death

86 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jan 29, 1980



The comedian Jimmy Francis died at the age of 86. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Vaudeville comedian, pianist, and actor who was one of America’s most popular personalities from the 1920s through the 1970s. He was well known for his big nose, which he called “Schnozzola”, and his composition of “Inka Dinka Doo.”

After the death of his wife, Jeanne Olsen, in 1943, he began ending his radio program with the phrase, “Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are,” as a tribute to her. He adopted a child, Cecilia Alicia, with his second wife Margaret.