Al Jolson

Born 26 May 1886. Died 23 October 1950
Al Jolson
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1886-05-26
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Al Jolson

Al Jolson Biography (Wikipedia)

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

Although best remembered today as the star of the first talking picture, The Jazz Singer (1927), he starred in a series of successful musical films during the 1930s. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was the first star to entertain troops overseas during World War II. After a period of inactivity, his stardom returned with The Jolson Story (1946), for which Larry Parks played Jolson, with the singer dubbing for Parks. The formula was repeated in a sequel, Jolson Sings Again (1949). In 1950, he again became the first star to entertain GIs on active service in the Korean War, performing 42 shows in 16 days. He died weeks after returning to the U.S., partly owing to the physical exertion of performing. Defense Secretary George Marshall posthumously awarded him the Medal for Merit.

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When I Leave The World Behind
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When I Leave The World Behind
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Anniversary Song
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Anniversary Song
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Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
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Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
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I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
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I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
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My Mammy
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My Mammy
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Sonny Boy
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Sonny Boy
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The Spaniard That Blighted My Life (feat. Al Jolson)
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The Spaniard That Blighted My Life (feat. Al Jolson)
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When You Were Sweet Sixteen
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When You Were Sweet Sixteen
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Tonight's My Night With Baby
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Tonight's My Night With Baby
Bing Crosby
Alexanders Ragtime Band
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Alexanders Ragtime Band
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Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away)
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Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away)
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Where did Robinson Crusoe go with Friday on Saturday Night
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Where did Robinson Crusoe go with Friday on Saturday Night
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Are You Lonesome Tonight
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Are You Lonesome Tonight
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April Showers
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April Showers
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Mammy
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Mammy
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That Haunting Melody
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That Haunting Melody
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Mammy, I'll Sing About You
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Mammy, I'll Sing About You
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When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along
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When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along
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Home In Pasadena
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Home In Pasadena
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Back In Your Own Backyard
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Back In Your Own Backyard
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By the light of the silv'ry moon
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By the light of the silv'ry moon
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Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
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Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
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The Anniversary Waltz
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The Anniversary Waltz
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You Made Me Love You
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You Made Me Love You
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There's A Tree In The Meadow
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There's A Tree In The Meadow
The Andrews Sisters
The Old Piano Roll Blues
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The Old Piano Roll Blues
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I Only Have Eyes For You
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I Only Have Eyes For You
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Swanee
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Swanee
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