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Actor, Comedian, Singer

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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[on Jack L. Warner] I can`t see what J.W. can do with an Oscar. It can`t say yes.


[reported last words] Oh, God, this is it! I`m going!

Rhapsody in Blue

Rhapsody in Blue (1945)

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Hollywood Cavalcade
Rose of Washington Square
Swanee River
The Singing Kid

A staunch supporter of the Republican Party, he wrote the theme song for the 1924 presidential campaign, "Keep Cool with Coolidge".


Elvis Presley has said that Jolson was his idol and he recorded "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" in tribute.


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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 (4 years ago)
galeamor - he was the best... (7 years ago)

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