Bob Hope and Fidel Colonna (1/11/61)

Anthony DiFlorio – Jan 12, 2017 – 1:37
h/t JT on A♠
Bob Hope clowns with Jerry Colonna dressed up like Fidel Castro. Jerry gets the best lines. From the USO show in Cuba broadcast on January 11, 1961.

How did I get to this?J.J. Sefton on A♠ Morning Report had this graphic:


FenelonSpoke said, “Who is the man with the mustache in the top picture? I should know this….”

Others named Colonna. JT replied with the link to the video above.


IMDb: Jerry Colonna
Comedian, composer, songwriter (“At Dusk”, “I Came to Say Goodbye”), author and trombonist, educated in high school, then a trombonist with the Columbia Symphony (1931-1936). He was a member of the Bob Hope radio program, and appears in many films.

Voiced the March Hare in Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Last work: An episode of The Monkees (1966)


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