Al Jolson


Al Jolson
noun
United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
Syn: ↑Jolson, ↑Asa Yoelson
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Al Jolson [Al Jolson]
(1886–1950) a US singer and actor, born in Lithuania. He performed on ↑Broadway in the 1920s and painted his face black to pretend to be an ↑African American. He was in the first sound film, ↑Jazz Singer. Jolson sang with great emotion, and his most successful songs included Swanee, Mammy, Sonny Boy and April Showers. His story was told in two films, the Jolson Story (1946) and Jolson Sings Again (1949) with Larry Parks as Jolson.

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  • JOLSON, AL — (Asa Yoelson; 1886–1950), U.S. singer, vaudeville and film star. Born in Srednik, Lithuania, the son of a cantor, Jolson worked for some years in circuses, minstrel shows, and vaudeville houses in the U.S. In 1911 he was an instant success in his …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • Jolson — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Al Jolson (eigentlich Asa Yoelson; † 1950), US amerikanischer Sänger und Entertainer Alfred James Jolson SJ (1928–1994), römisch katholischer Bischof von Reykjavik Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsk …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jolson Sings Again — Infobox Film name = Jolson Sings Again caption = director = Henry Levin producer = Sidney Buchman writer = Sidney Buchman starring = Larry Parks Barbara Hale William Demarest Bill Goodwin music = George Duning Morris Stoloff cinematography =… …   Wikipedia

  • Jolson, Al — orig. Asa Yoelson born May 26, 1886, Srednike, Russia died Oct. 23, 1950, San Francisco, Calif., U.S. Russian born U.S. singer, songwriter, and blackface comedian. Jolson s family arrived in the U.S. in 1893 and settled in Washington, D.C., where …   Universalium

  • Jolson, Al (Asa Yoelson) — (1886–1950)    US entertainer. Taken to the US from Russia as a boy, Jolson worked in circuses, vaudeville and minstrel shows, where he developed the eyes rolling black faced character that was to be his trademark. His first ‘legitimate’ role… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Jolson, Al — (1886 1950)    Born Asa Yoelson in Szredzius, Lithuania, the singer comedian was brought to Washington, D.C., as a child by his cantor father. Although his career belonged to the minstrel, musical, and vaudeville stages, as well as motion… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Jolson, Al — orig. Asa Yoelson (26 may. 1886, Srednike, Rusia–23 oct. 1950, San Francisco, Cal., EE.UU.). Cantante, letrista y comediante estadounidense de origen ruso. La familia de Jolson llegó a EE.UU. en 1893 y se estableció en Washington, D.C., donde en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Jolson — noun United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full length talking film (1886 1950) • Syn: ↑Al Jolson, ↑Asa Yoelson • Instance Hypernyms: ↑singer, ↑vocalist, ↑vocalizer, ↑vocaliser, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jolson,Al — Jol·son (jōlʹsən), Al. Originally Asa Yoelson. 1886 1950. American entertainer who starred in The Jazz Singer (1927), the first major film with synchronized sound. * * * …   Universalium

  • Jolson — /johl seuhn/, n. Al (Asa Yoelson), 1886 1950, U.S. singer and entertainer, born in Russia. * * * …   Universalium


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