Jerry Colonna

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Jerry Colonna
Colonna in July 1951
Gerardo Luigi Colonna

(1904-09-17)September 17, 1904
DiedNovember 22, 1986(1986-11-22) (aged 82)
Cause of deathKidney failure
Occupation(s)Musician, actor, comedian, singer, songwriter, trombonist
Years active1935–1971
Florence Purcell
(m. 1930; his death 1986)
ChildrenRobert (adopted)

Gerardo Luigi "Jerry" Colonna (September 17, 1904 – November 21, 1986) was an Italian-American comedian, singer, actor, songwriter, and musician. He was known for his big mustache and for working with Bob Hope on comedy shows.

Colonna was born on September 17, 1904 in Boston, Massachusetts to an Italian family. He was married to Florence Purcell in c. 1930 until his death in 1986. They had one son, Robert. Colonna died on November 21, 1986 in Woodland Hills, California from kidney failure, aged 82.

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