Jerry Colonna Biography (1904-1986)

Full name, Gerald Colonna; born October 17, 1904, in Boston, MA; died of kidney failure in Woodland Hills, CA, November 21, 1986; married; children: one son.

Jerry Colonna's comedy trademarks were his bulging eyes, walrus mustache andhis ability to hold a note for over seventy-two seconds. He traveled over four million miles with Bob Hope entertaining U.S. soldiers and performed in more than fifteen hundred shows. He became identified with his reading of the line "Whattsa matter, you crazy or something?"

Birth Details
October 17, 1904
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Death Details
November 21, 1986
Woodland Hills, California, United States

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