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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".
- also known as Asa Yoelson, Mr. Al Jolson, Jolie, Albert Jolson, The World's Greatest Entertainer
- born on (129 years ago) in Seredžius, child of Moses Reuben Yoelson and Naomi Yoelson
- ethnicity: Jewish American
- nationality: United States of America, Lithuania
- profession: Singer, comedian, actor
- member of musical group Bing Crosby & Al Jolson
- parent of
- died on (65 years ago) in San Francisco of myocardial infarction
- genres: Pop music, Traditional pop music, Jazz
- albums: "20 Golden Memories", "Al Jolson: Duets", "American Legends", "The Best of the Decca Years", "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy: Al Jolson at Warner Bros. 1926 - 1936", "Mammy", "My Greatest Songs", "The Best of Al Jolson", "20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Al Jolson", "The Very Best of Al Jolson", "Super Hits", "Volume 1: 1911:-1914", "Avalon / Anniversary Song", "The Great Al Jolson", "The Singing Fool: His 30 Greatest Hits", "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum / You Are Too Beautiful", "My Papa Doesn’t Two-time No Time / Lazy", "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy", "Bing Crosby Meets Al Jolson: The Complete Radio Duets", "I'm Goin' South / California, Here I Come", "Never Again / Feeling the Way I Do", "Cocktail Hour", "The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else) / Steppin’ Out", "Mr. Radio Man (Tell My Mammy to Come Back Home) / Home in Pasadena", "April Showers / Swanee", "Toot, Toot, Tootsie! / Back in Your Own Back Yard", "April Showers", "Give Me My Mammy / My Mammy Knows", "The Jolson Story, Part 2 (Rock-A-Bye Your Baby)", "Sonny Boy", "Rock-a-bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody", "My Mammy", "Al Jolson - vintage recordings", "The Man and the Legend", "You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet!"
- played Jakie Rabinowitz in "The Jazz Singer"
- played Al Stone in "The Singing Fool"
- played Al Fuller in "Mammy"
- played Ted Cotter in "Rose of Washington Square"
- played Joe Lane in "Say It with Songs"
- "A Plantation Act"
- "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum"
- played Al Wonder in "Wonder Bar"
- played Edwin P. Christy in "Swanee River"
- played Al Howard in "Go into Your Dance"
- "Rhapsody in Blue"
- "The Jolson Story"
- "Jolson Sings Again"
- "Hollywood Cavalcade"
- "Marx Brothers: Radio Days"
- "A Day at Santa Anita"
- "Show Girl in Hollywood"
- "Sonny Boy"
- "New York Nights"
- played Gus in "Big Boy"
- "The Golden Twenties"
- some of the awards:
- Grammy Hall of Fame Award - "April Showers / Swanee"
- Grammy Hall of Fame Award - "Sonny Boy"
- Grammy Hall of Fame Award - "Rock-a-bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody"
- Grammy Hall of Fame Award - "I'm Goin' South / California, Here I Come" (Award for 'California, Here I Come'), with Isham Jones Orchestra
- Grammy Hall of Fame Award - "My Mammy"
- official website: www.jolson.org
- Al Jolson is a fictional character from the film Parade of Stars.
- Al Jolson is a fictional film character.
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by Colin Larkin
Al Jolson was one of that number. COMPILATIONS: Jolson Sings Again soundtrack (Decca 1949) , Souvenir Album (Decca/ Brunswick 1949), ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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