Al Jolson


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United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)

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A Al Jolson did not star in either of the musicals and was portrayed in both by American actor Larry Parks.
What constitutes Jewish humor--from Al Jolson and the Marx brothers to "wild women" comedians and Woody Allen--is taken seriously, and its roots are traced back to the immigrant experience, parodies in rabbinic literature, and Job and other biblical stories.
IT was an age before anyone had ever heard of political correctness, but back in the late 1950s Al Jolson was still a star despite his last film appearing in 1949 and was often portrayed on BBC television's Black and White Minstrel Show.
A AL Jolson was America's most famous entertainer in the 1920s and starred in the first talkie movie - The Jazz Singer in 1927.
In the Roaring Twenties, Al Jolson was the world's most dynamic performer and for those who saw him in his fabulous pomp (like George Burns, who lasted long enough to work with Sinatra and Elvis) he was truly The Greatest, the Performer of the Century.
When Jolson Was King: Sittin' On Top Of The World by musical historian and biographer Richard Grudens is the engaging life story of the life and remarkable rise to fame of world famous actor, singer and entertainer Al Jolson.
There are even hints of Al Jolson on Irving Berlin's ``I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.
Still, it's one of the most in-depth looks at Broadway ever attempted, and cowriter director producer Michael Kantor dutifully covers the high points--if he doesn't speak to stars like Carol Channing, Harvey Fierstein, Ethel Merman, Nathan Lane, Stephen Sondheim, Fred Ebb, Al Jolson, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Joel Grey, and countless others, you can be certain you'll see clips of them performing.
He, by contrast, had vivid, firsthand memories of seminal stars like Fanny Brice, Al Jolson, and Bert Williams.
But shortly before his release, the former clubland Al Jolson impersonator from Leeds went to the Appeal Court on a legal aid case paid for by taxpayers.
He (decided to) bring down a troupe of Broadway people, including Al Jolson, the great singer, to entertain Coolidge, that hopefully they could get him to smile -- which no one could -- and they'd take a picture, and he would look warm and fuzzy.
However, to paraphrase Al Jolson, "You ain't seen nothing yet
This work, in which the artist covers his body in white, pink, green, and black, stirs up from the spectator's musings an assortment of memories: Noh theater, Al Jolson, the pink and blue bodies of Pontormo's famous Entombment, even Rodchenko.
Anecdotes about Irving Berlin, James Thurber, Bessie Smith, Al Jolson, and Ethel Waters, to name just a few of the dozens and dozens of individuals we meet in these pages, are deftly used to illustrate Douglas's larger arguments.
However, the singers who achieved stardom on radio in the 1920s were predominately white interpreters of black song - Al Jolson, Rudy Vallee, Eddie Cantor, and Sophie Tucker.