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Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, c. 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, film actor, and comedian. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". Wikipedia

Age: 64 (age at death)
Born: 26th May, 1886, Seredžius, Lithuania, Russian Empire
Died: 23rd October, 1950, San Francisco, California
Height: 5' 8" (173 cm)
Nationality: Russian
Claim to Fame: The Jazz Singer

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teach - He was the best - what? I`ve never understood singing in blackface with big white lips. Here`s a Jewish guy parroting a horrible black stereotype... and at the time of his popularity Hitler was beginning his persecution of the Jews. By `45 the death camps had been opened for all to see what ignorance and hatred for another ethnic group can do. Teach (3 years ago)
galeamor - he was the best... (7 years ago)

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