Asa Yoelson


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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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This is the subject of my work on Jews, jazz, minstrelsy, and the career of Al Jolson, born Asa Yoelson in Seredzius, Lithuania.
It was an improbable setting in which a little known Lithuanian emigrant named Asa Yoelson followed a big name vaudeville act onto a Broadway stage.