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Posted by on Apr 5, 2008 in Arts & Entertainment | 3 comments

And Now Some Vaudeville: Jimmy Durante And Eddie Jackson

We ran this about a year ago but have had a reader request to run it again. Did you ever hear about the old vaudeville shows, where high-energy performers had to entrance an audience with their talents, energy and charisma?

Here’s a perfect example of that kind of act. In 1955 the great comedian Jimmy Durante (one of the most beloved performers of the early to mid 20th century) did his old vaudeville act on TV with his former partner Eddie Jackson. Note the pizazz with which they do the songs, the timing…and the incredible energy of these two performers who were not exactly spring chickens when they wowed this audience.

Young aspiring performers, take note and study their stage presence:

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