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Jimmy Savo

Jimmy Savo was one of the top comics of vaudeville and the Broadway stage. Charlie Chaplin called him the "best pantomimist in the world." Like W.C. Fields, who inspired him, and Fred Allen, Savo began as a juggler and later added comedy, singing and magic to his act. Two of his most remembered songs were "River Stay 'Way from My Door" and "(You Get No Bread with) One Meat Ball."