- Name: Al Jolson
- Died: 10/23/1950
- Born: unknown
- Occupation: Actor, comedian, singer
- Website: jolson.org
Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; 9 June[O.S. 28 May]1886 – October 23, 1950) was a Russian-born American singer, comedian, and actor. Jolson has been dubbed “the king of blackface” performers, a theatrical convention since the mid-19th century. He was also 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.
Birth Name: Asa Yoelson
Alias: Asa Yoelson
Genre: Vaudeville, traditional pop, blues, vocal music
Birth Place: Seredžius, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire
Death Place: San Francisco, California, U.S.
Al Jolson quotes :
I have seen and heard comedians who had really funny 'stuff' but yet could not make the people laugh; then, again - I have seen others whose stuff was anything but humorous, and the audience would howl with laughter.Al Jolson