Cause of death
Gerardo Luigi Colonna
Musician, actor, comedian, singer, songwriter, trombonist
Robert Colonna (adopted)
Source Jerry Colonna
was an American musician, actor, comedian, singer, songwriter and trombonist best remembered as the zaniest of
's sidekicks in Hope's popular radio shows and films of the 1940s and 1950s.
He provided the voice of the
March Hare in ( Alice in Wonderland 1951) and also lent his zany narration style to the Disney shorts " Casey at the Bat" from ( Make Mine Music 1946) and ( The Brave Engineer 1950), In the latter short, he also lent his voice to Casey Jones and his brake-man.
1979 heart attack forced him to spend the last seven years of his life in the Motion Picture and Television Hospital, where he died of kidney failure in 1986.