Jimmy Durante: ‘Make Someone Happy’

What with all the dreck that’s out there in the news today, I felt the need to post something harmless, wholesome, pleasant, and totally disconnected from our troubled time. Obviously this called for Jimmy Durante.

If you’re too young to remember him–well, consider this an introduction.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

4 responses to “Jimmy Durante: ‘Make Someone Happy’

  • Erlene

    Wow, it has been a long, long time since I had heard him. Nice to hear him
    again.

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  • UnKnowable

    Listen to the message of the song, it’s positive and upbuilding. It’s a great song and Durante seems to mean every lyric. The anger and selfishness so prevalent in our day are unable to produce something like this.

    Durante was the best. I remember seeing him on TV when I was a kid and he was always upbeat, happy, positive and he left the audience feeling better for having seen him.

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  • Linda Sorci

    Thank you so much for this Lee. It brought a smile to my face – and to my heart. He always seemed like such a kind man.

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    • leeduigon

      After mass, Jimmy used to stand with the priest and greet everybody coming out of church. He also insisted on signing his own autographs. That’s what made him a great entertainer–he really did love making people happy.

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