Al Jolson

May 26, 1886

Bio: Born Asa Yoelson, legendary entertainer Al Jolson and his family left Russia when he was a child. The son of a cantor, he first sang in a synagogue. His first show business job was with a circus, which he ran away from home to join; in 1906 he became a black-faced cafe and vaudeville entertainer. After he began working on the New York stage in 1909, he rose to… More


Al Jolson Videos

Rhapsody In Blue
2 minutes 17 seconds
Wonder Bar
29 seconds
The Jolson Story
2 minutes 16 seconds
The Singing Kid
29 seconds

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