Al Jolson

Al Jolson

Official Website
jolson.org
Birthday1886-05-26
AgeHe is 132 years old
Birth Sign Gemini (mai 21 - juin 20)
EthnicityJewish American
GenderMale
Height1.73 m
Language(s)English
His Profession
His Parents
Al Jolson's mother's and father's name are Moses Reuben Yoelson and Naomi Yoelson
Al Jolson's Children
He has 3 Children. Their names are Alicia Jolson and Asa Jolson Jr. and Al Jolson Jr..
Alias for Al Jolson
known other names for Al Jolson
Al Jolson is usually sing the following music styles
Who is Al Jolson?
Al Jolson was an American singer, film actor, and comedian. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". His performing style was brash and extroverted, and he popularized a large number of songs that benefited from his "shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach". Numerous well-known singers were influenced by his music, including Bing Crosby David Bowie, Bob Dylan and others; Dylan once referred to him as "somebody whose life I can feel". Broadway critic Gilbert Seldes compared him to the Greek god Pan, claiming that Jolson represented "the concentration of our national health and gaiety." In the 1930s he was America's most famous and highest-paid entertainer. Between 1911 and 1928, Jolson had nine sell-out Winter Garden shows in a row, more than 80 hit records, and 16 national and international tours. Although he is best remembered today as the star of the first 'talking picture', The Jazz Singer, he later starred in a series of successful musical films throughout the 1930s. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was the first star to entertain troops overseas during World War II.
Receives Awards
  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award - 44th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award - 40th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award - 46th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award - 53rd Annual Grammy Awards
  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award - Isham Jones Orchestra
Al Jolson's Albums
  • 20 Golden Memories
  • Al Jolson: Duets
  • American Legends
  • The Best of the Decca Years
  • Let Me Sing and I'm Happy: Al Jolson at Warner Bros. 1926 - 1936
  • Mammy
  • My Greatest Songs
  • The Best of Al Jolson
  • 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Al Jolson
  • The Very Best of Al Jolson
His Compositions
  • California, Here I Come
  • Avalon
  • Sonny Boy
  • Anniversary Song
  • Me and My Shadow
  • 'N' Everything
Al Jolson's Tracks
  • You Made Me Love You
  • April Showers
  • Swanee
  • Easter Parade
  • Sonny Boy
  • Let Me Sing and I'm Happy
  • When I Leave the World Behind
  • You Are Too Beautiful
  • April Showers
  • I'm Sitting on Top of the World
Films
  • Jakie Rabinowitz The Jazz Singer
  • Al Stone The Singing Fool
  • Al Fuller Mammy
  • Ted Cotter Rose of Washington Square
  • Joe Lane Say It with Songs
  • A Plantation Act Him/Herself
  • Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
  • Al Wonder Wonder Bar
  • Edwin P. Christy Swanee River
  • Al Howard Go into Your Dance