- Al Jolson was an American singer, film actor, and comedian
|Born:||26 May 1886 Comment |
|When did Al Jolson die? / Died||23 October 1950|
|How many years did Al Jolson live? / Lived||64 years|
Al Jolson Net worth 2022 (estimated)
|How much is Al Jolson worth?||Not disclosed yet. Comment|
Al Jolson facts
- At the peak of his career, he was d믭 "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, Rod Stewart 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, Jolson 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 (1927), 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
- After a period of inactivity, his stardom returned with The Jolson Story (1946), for which Larry Parks played Jolson, with the singer dubbing for Parks
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Last update: 11 February 2019
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