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Al Jolson


Who is Al Jolson?

Al Jolson was an American singer, film actor, and comedian. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer".


  1. Al Jolson is a fictional character from the film Parade of Stars.
  2. Al Jolson is a fictional film character.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

Al Jolson was one of that number. COMPILATIONS: Jolson Sings Again soundtrack (Decca 1949) , Souvenir Album (Decca/ Brunswick 1949), ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century (2014)

by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey

Al Jolson wasn't exaggerating. The world had never heard—or seen—anyone quite like the star of this, the first talking picture. The man who called himself “The World's Greatest Entertainer” had begun making good on that claimtwo decades before The Jazz Singer. During the early 1900s, Jolson hadbeen aminstrelshow sensation andin the following decade became America's biggeststageand ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture (2004)

by Glenda Abramson

Al Jolson, George Burns — both of whom would claim to have written many songs — andHarold Arlen, who wrote Over The Rainbow, Stormy Weather, and ThatOld Black Magic,were all cantorial sons. So the link between the synagogue and the world of popular music was wellestablished. Jerome Kern,who camefrom very different,almost patrician, Jewishstock, recognized the supremacy of Irving Berlin in hisown field. “Berlin,” hesaid, “has no place in American music. HeIS American ...

Google previewThe World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 volumes] (2014)

by Mark A. Robinson

Cohn Director: Alan Crosland Cast: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer, Otto Lederer, Robert Gordon, Richard Tucker, Cantor ...

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