Jolson, Al, 1886-1950

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1886-05-26
Death 1950-10-23
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Composer.

From the description of Autograph note signed : [New York], to Irene [Gallagher], 1921 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270914110

Although many people view Al Jolson as little more than a singer of long ago, the voice of "The Jazz Singer", the first full-length 'talking movie", he was known as The World's Greatest Entertainer, a superstar before the word was coined, a man whose musical heritage created much of the entertainment industry we know today. His career spanned fifty years of American Music history (adapted from the International Al Jolson Society website).

From the description of Belknap Collection, Popular Performers 1911- : Al Jolson. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 60395897

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Subjects:

  • Band music, Arranged--Parts
  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
  • Popular instrumental music--1901-1910
  • Actresses
  • Sextets (Clarinets (2), violins (3), double bass), Arranged--Parts
  • Motion pictures
  • Male singers
  • Male actors
  • Vaudeville
  • Blackface entertainers

Occupations:

  • Singers
  • Actors
  • Composers
  • Performer

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Broadway (New York, N.Y.) (as recorded)