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Al Jolson
  • 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.

Website: jolson.org

Source: Wikipedia

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