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 stage and film actor. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". 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. Between 1911 and 1928, Jolson had nine sell-out Winter Garden shows in a row, more than 80 hit records, and 16 national and international tours.[citation needed]

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 of Merit.

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There's A Tree In The Meadow
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There's A Tree In The Meadow
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Sonny Boy
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Sonny Boy
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Mammy
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Mammy
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When I Leave The World Behind
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When I Leave The World Behind
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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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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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Swanee
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Swanee
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April Showers
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April Showers
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When You Were Sweet Sixteen
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When You Were Sweet Sixteen
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Gershwin Medley
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Gershwin Medley
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If You Were The Only Girl In The World
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If You Were The Only Girl In The World
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Anniversary Song
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Anniversary Song
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Ma Blushin' Rosie (Ma Posie Sweet)
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Ma Blushin' Rosie (Ma Posie Sweet)
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Always
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Always
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When Day Is Done
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When Day Is Done
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Rock A Bye Your Baby
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Rock A Bye Your Baby
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My Mammy
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My Mammy
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I'm Just Wild About Harry
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I'm Just Wild About Harry
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A Cantor On The Sabbath
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A Cantor On The Sabbath
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My Gal Sal
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My Gal Sal
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In Our House
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In Our House
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I Dream Of Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair
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I Dream Of Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair
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Let Me Sing & I'm Happy
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Let Me Sing & I'm Happy
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Miami
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Miami
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I'll Be Seeing You
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I'll Be Seeing You
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Give My Regards To Broadway
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Give My Regards To Broadway
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I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
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I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
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