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Al Jolson

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Biography

Jolson c. 1930

Source: Wikipedia

Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, c. 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, film actor, and comedian. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer."

Fact file

  • Birth name: Asa Yoelson
  • Born: May 26, circa 1886 Seredžius, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (present-day Lithuania)
  • Died: October 23, 1950 (around the age of 64) San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Genres: Vaudeville Pop standards Jazz Pop
  • Occupation(s): Actor Comedian Singer
  • Years active: 1904–1950
  • Labels: Victor, Columbia, Little Wonder, Brunswick, Decca
  • Website: The Al Jolson Society

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

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    6640 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Blvd, south side, between Cherokee and Schrader
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    1726 Vine St Vine St, east side, between Hollywood and Yucca

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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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