Jerry Colonna Net Worth

Jerry Colonna Net Worth is
$11 Million

Jerry Colonna Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Gerardo Luigi "Jerry" Colonna (September 17, 1904 – November 21, 1986) was an Italian-American comedian, singer, songwriter, and trombonist best remembered as the zaniest of Bob Hope's sidekicks in Hope's popular radio shows and films of the 1940s and 1950s.With his pop-eyed facial expressions and walrus-sized handlebar moustache, Colonna was known for singing loudly "in a comic caterwaul," according to Raised on Radio author Gerald Nachman, and for his catchphrase, "Who's Yehudi?", uttered after many an old joke, although it usually had nothing to do with the joke. The line was believed to be named for violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin, and the search for Yehudi became a running gag on the Hope show.Colonna played a range of nitwitted characters, the best-remembered of which was a moronic professor. Nachman wrote:Colonna brought a whacked-out touch to Hope's show. In a typical exchange, Hope asks, "Professor, did you plant the bomb in the embassy like I told you?", to which Colonna replied, in that whooping five-alarm voice, "Embassy? Great Scott, I thought you said NBC!"

Date Of BirthSeptember 17, 1904, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
DiedNovember 21, 1986, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthBoston, Massachusetts, USA
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack, Miscellaneous Crew
SpouseFlorence Purcell (m. 1930–1986)
ChildrenRobert Colonna
AlbumsMusic? For Screaming!!!, Greatest Hits
Star SignVirgo
1Exaggerated handlebar mustache, high, piercing tenor voice
1He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 1645 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
2Known for his google-eyed roll, facial contortions, and wide, handlebar mustache, the madcap comic always looked like the tenor of a barbershop quartet. His renditions of "Sweet Adeline" and "Down By the Old Millstream" were classics.
3After high school graduation from Boston English High, he found a job working as a longshoreman.
4Extensive work on radio with such stars as Bing Crosby and Fred Allen before his stint with Bob Hope.
5Worked with the CBS staff orchestra as a musician. He broke up the other players so much during rehearsals that he started getting jobs doing comic warm-ups on live radio programs.
6Suffered a serious stroke in August 1966 from which he never fully recovered. He spent nearly two years in various hospitals recuperating, including the Motion Picture Country Home in Woodland Hills, California. When he returned to performing it was for Bob Hope in his annual Christmas show in Vietnam but his participation was brief.
7Brother of Louis Colonna.
8Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 113-114. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387


The Bob Hope Show1956-1971TV SeriesBartender
The Monkees1966TV SeriesDr. Mann
McHale's Navy1965TV SeriesJerry Colonna
The Road to Hong Kong1962Man Looking for a Match (uncredited)
Shirley Temple's Storybook1960TV SeriesGonzales
The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna1959TV SeriesMischa Morningstar
Andy Hardy Comes Home1958Doc
Pinocchio1957TV MovieRingmaster
Climax!1957TV SeriesStan
Meet Me in Las Vegas1956Jerry Colonna - MC at Silver Springs
The Colgate Comedy Hour1954TV Series
The Christophers1952TV Series
Alice in Wonderland1951March Hare (voice)
Kentucky Jubilee1951Jerry Harris
The Brave Engineer1950ShortNarrator (voice)
Super Circus1949TV SeriesRingmaster (1955-56)
Road to Rio1947Colonna
Casey at the Bat1946ShortNarrator (voice)
Make Mine Music1946Narrator (segment "Casey at the Bat") (voice)
It's in the Bag!1945Dr. Greengrass - Psychiatrist
Atlantic City1944The Professor
G.I. Journal1944ShortColonna
Ice-Capades Revue1942Theophilus J. Twitchell
Priorities on Parade1942Jeep Jackson
True to the Army1942Pvt. 'Pinky' Fothergill
Star Spangled Rhythm1942Colonna - Bob Hope Skit
Sis Hopkins1941Professor
You're the One1941Dr. Colonna
Melody and Moonlight1940Abner Kellogg
Comin' Round the Mountain1940Argyle Phifft
Road to Singapore1940Achilles Bombanassa
Naughty But Nice1939Allie Gray
Sweepstakes Winner1939Nick, the Chef
Swingtime in the Movies1938ShortThe Texas Tornado
Garden of the Moon1938Musician
Valley of the Giants1938Saloon Singer
Little Miss Broadway1938Member of Band
Port of Seven Seas1938Arab Rug Dealer (uncredited)
College Swing1938Prof. Yascha Koloski (uncredited)
Paramount Headliner: The Star Reporter1938ShortSinger-Freddie Rich Orchestra
52nd Street1937Specialty Vocalist


Some Jerk with a Camera2012TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Madman Muntz: American Maverick2005Documentary performer: "Down by the Old Mill Stream"
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song1992Video documentary performer: "The Unbirthday Song"
Meet Me in Las Vegas1956performer: "My Lucky Charm"
Alice in Wonderland1951performer: "A Very Merry Un-birthday The Un-birthday Song" 1951, "A Very Merry Unbirthday Reprise" 1951 - uncredited
Make Mine Music1946performer: "Casey at the Bat" 1946
Atlantic City1944performer: "BY THE BEAUTIFUL SEA"
Priorities on Parade1942"The Machine Age" ballet / performer: "Conchita, Marquita, Lolita, Pepita, Rosita, Juanita Lopez", "Cooperate with Your Air Raid Warden", "Payday"
True to the Army1942performer: "Jitterbug's Lullaby"
You're the One1941performer: "The Yogi Who Lost His Will Power"
Naughty But Nice1939performer: "Remember Dad On Mother's Day" - uncredited
Garden of the Moon1938performer: "The Lady on the Two Cent Stamp" 1938, "The Girl Friend of the Whirling Dervish" 1938 - uncredited
Valley of the Giants1938performer: "A Bird in a Gilded Cage" 1900 - uncredited
College Swing1938performer: "Please"
Watch the Birdie1935Short writer: "At Dusk" - uncredited


Alice in Wonderland1951live action model: March Hare - uncredited


Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready1977TV MovieHimself
Joys1976TV SpecialHimself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Show1954-1973TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Bob Hope Special1971TV MovieHimself
The Bing Crosby Show1963TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Bob Hope Christmas Show1962TV MovieHimself
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself
Frances Langford Presents1959TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1958TV SeriesHimself
I've Got a Secret1957TV SeriesCelebrity Guest
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1957TV SeriesHimself
The Rosemary Clooney Show1957TV SeriesHimself
Val Parnell's Startime1956TV SeriesHimself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Small Fry1956ShortHimself
Dateline: Disneyland1955TV Special documentaryHimself
The Name's the Same1955TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Invisible Man1954ShortHimself
Screen Snapshots: Out West in Hollywood1953Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots: Meet Mr. Rhythm, Frankie Laine1952Documentary shortHimself
Chesterfield Sound Off Time1951TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1951TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Jerry Colonna Show1951TV SeriesHimself - Host
Operation Wonderland1951Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots: Smiles and Styles1948ShortHimself
KTLA Premiere1947TV MovieHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 10: Famous Fathers and Sons1946Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 7: Hollywood Victory Show1946Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 6: Wendell Niles and Don Prindle Show1946ShortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 24, No. 41944ShortHimself
Stars on Horseback1943ShortHimself (uncredited)
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 41942Documentary shortHimself
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 11941Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots: Seeing Hollywood1940Documentary shortHimself - Rodeo Parade Participant

Archive Footage

Jim McKay: My World in My Words2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertaining the Troops: Bob Hope & the USO2002Video documentary shortHimself
Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star1996Video documentaryHimself
Bob Hope: Laughing with the Presidents1996TV Special documentaryHimself
Bob Hope: Memories of World War II1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song1992Video documentaryThe March Hare
Entertaining the Troops1988DocumentaryHimself
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC1988TV SpecialHimself
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah1986Video shortMarch Hare
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActor - 'Star Spangled Rhhythm' (uncredited)
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-19721980TV Movie documentaryHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954-1979TV Series'Casey At The Bat' Narrator / The March Hare
Bob Hope's World of Comedy1976TV MovieHimself
Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television1975TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood and the Stars1964TV SeriesHimself
Screen Snapshots: Mr. Rhythm's Holiday1956Documentary shortHimself
Music Land1955Narrator
Screen Snapshots: Memories of Famous Hollywood Comedians1952Documentary short
Musical Movieland1944ShortThe Texas Tornado (uncredited)

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