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  2. Al Jolson - Wikipedia

    Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was a Lithuanian-American Jewish singer, comedian, actor, and vaudevillian. He was one of the United States' most famous and highest-paid stars of the 1920s, [2] and was self-billed as "The World's Greatest Entertainer." [3] Jolson was known for his "shamelessly sentimental ...

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  3. Al Jolson | Biography, Songs, Movies, & Facts | Britannica

    Al Jolson, byname of Asa Yoelson, (born May 26, 1886, Srednike, Russia [now Seredžius, Lithuania]—died October 23, 1950, San Francisco, California, U.S.), popular American singer and blackface comedian of the musical stage and motion pictures, from before World War I to 1940. His unique singing style and personal magnetism established an immediate rapport with audiences. Taken to the United ...

  4. Al Jolson - IMDb

    Al Jolson. Actor: The Jazz Singer. Al Jolson was known in the industry as "The World's Greatest Entertainer," for well over 40 years. After his death his influence continued unabated with such performers as Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Jackie Wilson and Jerry Lee Lewis all mentioning him as an inspiration. Al Jolson was born Asa Yoelson in Seredzius, Lithuania, to ...

  5. Al Jolson - Blackface and Racism

    Al Jolson on racism This is an excerpt of the 06 Jun 1945 Milton Berle Show, featuring Al Jolson with biographical musical vignettes of his life, and illustrated with images of the stars, real and composite, to get a feeling for the broadcast. .

  6. Al Jolson | The Stars | Broadway: The American Musical | PBS

    Jolson was a rock star before the dawn of rock music.” Al Jolson paved the way for African-American performers like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, and Ethel Waters.

  7. Mammy - Al Jolson (Jazz Singer performance) - YouTube

    The fantastic Al Jolson performing his signature tune 'Mammy' in the finale of the 1927 film 'The Jazz Singer' and yes, it's in blackface! Great performance....

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