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Al Jolson

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Biography

Jolson c. 1930

Source: Wikipedia

Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, comedian, and actor. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". His performing style was brash and extroverted, and he popularized many songs that benefited from his "shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach."1 In the 1920s, Jolson was America's most famous and highest-paid entertainer.2

Fact file

  • Born: Asa YoelsonMay 26, 1886Seredžius, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire
  • Died: October 23, 1950 (aged 64)San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Hillside Memorial Park,Culver City, California
  • Other names: "Jolie"
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian, singer
  • Years active: 1904–1950
  • Spouse(s): Henrietta Keller(m. 1907div. 1919)Alma Osbourne(m. 1922div. 1928)Ruby Keeler(m. 1928div. 1940)Erle Galbraith(m. 1945)
  • Children: 3 (all adopted)
  • Parent(s): Moses Rubin Yoelson and Nechama Yoelson
  • Genres: Vaudeville, traditional pop, blues, vocal music
  • Labels: Victor Columbia Little Wonder Brunswick Decca
  • Website: jolson.org

Read more about Al Jolson at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Al Jolson also has stars:
  • For radio
    6786 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Blvd, south side, between Highland and McCadden
  • For recording
    1726 Vine St Vine St, east side, between Hollywood and Yucca

In the news

Tonys: A Journey Through Time at the Winter Garden Theatre, from Al Jolson to Nathaniel Parker
Hollywood Reporter, 2015-05-29 20:18:56
THR's awards analyst spent a day at the Winter Garden Theatre with the Tony-nominated actor who plays King Henry VIII in 'Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two.'read more

Milton Delugg, Accordionist, Composer and ‘Tonight Show’ Bandleader, Dies at 96
NY Times Music, 2015-04-13 01:26:11
Mr. Delugg accompanied Al Jolson, worked with the game show producer Chuck Barris and was a longtime musical director for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Leeza Gibbons Lists Celebrity Legacy Estate
Variety, 2015-03-23 16:14:16
SELLER: Leeza Gibbons LOCATION: Encino, Calif. PRICE: $5,995,000 SIZE: 8,522 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Los Angeles is positively littered with celebrity legacy estates — properties that tend to pass from one showbizzer to the next — such as the so-called ‘Al Jolson Estate’ in Encino ...

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