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American Singer

Al Jolson

  • May 26, 1886 - Oct 23, 1950 (age 64)
  • 5' 8" (1.73 m)
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2013
The  Hot 50: Al Jolson - Fifty Classic Tracks
AlbumOct 8, 2013

The Hot 50: Al Jolson - Fifty Classic Tracks

The Hot 50: Al Jolson - Fifty Classic Tracks released.
The Anniversary: 100 Years of Al Jolson
AlbumAug 16, 2013

The Anniversary: 100 Years of Al Jolson

The Anniversary: 100 Years of Al Jolson released.
2012
Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
AlbumNov 8, 2012

Is It True What They Say About Dixie?

Is It True What They Say About Dixie? released.
Classic Original Recordings Presents: The Ultimate Collection
AlbumJul 30, 2012

Classic Original Recordings Presents: Th…

Classic Original Recordings Presents: The Ultimate …
Classic Original Recordings Presents: The Ultimate Collection released.
In the '20s, In the '40s
AlbumMar 26, 2012

In the '20s, In the '40s

In the '20s, In the '40s released.
The Unforgettable Al Jolson
AlbumJan 1, 2012

The Unforgettable Al Jolson

The Unforgettable Al Jolson released.
2011
Vito
MovieOct 14, 2011

Vito

In the aftermath of Stonewall, a newly politicized Vito Russo …
In the aftermath of Stonewall, a newly politicized Vito Russo found his voice as a gay activist and critic of LGBT representation in the media. He went on to write "The Celluloid Closet," the first book to critique Hollywood's portrayals of gays on screen. During the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Vito became a passionate advocate for justice via the newly formed ACT UP, before his death in 1990.
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Jolson's Greatest Hits
AlbumJan 13, 2011

Jolson's Greatest Hits

Jolson's Greatest Hits released.
Live from Kraft Music Hall
AlbumJan 13, 2011

Live from Kraft Music Hall

Live from Kraft Music Hall released.
Al Jolson On Stage
AlbumJan 13, 2011

Al Jolson On Stage

Al Jolson On Stage released.
2010
Award2010

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won Grammy Hall of Fame.
2007
Let Me Sing and I'm Happy [Dynamic]
AlbumOct 23, 2007

Let Me Sing and I'm Happy [Dynamic]

Let Me Sing and I'm Happy [Dynamic] released.
2006
The Early Years
AlbumDec 5, 2006

The Early Years

The Early Years released.
2005
Classic Jolson: Great Original Performances 1926-1932
AlbumNov 21, 2005

Classic Jolson: Great Original Performan…

Classic Jolson: Great Original Performances 1926-1932 …
Classic Jolson: Great Original Performances 1926-1932 released.
The Essential Recordings
AlbumSep 20, 2005

The Essential Recordings

The Essential Recordings released.
Bing Crosby Meets Al Jolson: The Complete Radio Duets
AlbumSep 6, 2005

Bing Crosby Meets Al Jolson: The Compl…

Bing Crosby Meets Al Jolson: The Complete Radio Duets …
Bing Crosby Meets Al Jolson: The Complete Radio Duets released.
Give My Regards To Broadway
AlbumAug 1, 2005

Give My Regards To Broadway

Give My Regards To Broadway released.
50 Golden Greats
AlbumAug 1, 2005

50 Golden Greats

50 Golden Greats released.
2004
Award2004

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won Grammy Hall of Fame.
2003
Golden Greats
AlbumSep 30, 2003

Golden Greats

Golden Greats released.
Award2003

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won Grammy Hall of Fame.
2002
Complete Recordings, Vol. 2: 1916-1918
AlbumApr 29, 2002

Complete Recordings, Vol. 2: 1916-1918

Complete Recordings, Vol. 2: 1916-1918 released.
2001
Best of the War Years
AlbumMar 6, 2001

Best of the War Years

Best of the War Years released.
Grammy Hall of Fame
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Award2001

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Sonny Boy".
2000
22 Greatest Hits
AlbumDec 19, 2000

22 Greatest Hits

22 Greatest Hits released.
The World's Greatest Entertainer
AlbumNov 14, 2000

The World's Greatest Entertainer

The World's Greatest Entertainer released.
A Portrait of Al Jolson
AlbumSep 19, 2000

A Portrait of Al Jolson

A Portrait of Al Jolson released.
1998
Best of Al Jolson [Intersound]
AlbumApr 28, 1998

Best of Al Jolson [Intersound]

Best of Al Jolson [Intersound] released.
1997
Golden Collection
AlbumSep 23, 1997

Golden Collection

Golden Collection released.
Award1997

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "April Showers / Swanee".
1996
Al Jolson, Vol. 3: The Twenties from Broadway to Hollywood
AlbumMar 19, 1996

Al Jolson, Vol. 3: The Twenties from Bro…

Al Jolson, Vol. 3: The Twenties from Broadway to Hollywood …
Al Jolson, Vol. 3: The Twenties from Broadway to Hollywood released.
SongFeb 27, 1996

I'm Sitting on Top of the World
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Al Jolson: Original Recordings
AlbumFeb 20, 1996

Al Jolson: Original Recordings

Al Jolson: Original Recordings released.
1995
The Jolson Story, Pt. 3 (Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder)
AlbumOct 10, 1995

The Jolson Story, Pt. 3 (Rainbow 'Roun…

The Jolson Story, Pt. 3 (Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder) released.
1994
You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet: Jolie's Finest Columbia Recordings
AlbumApr 12, 1994

You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet: Jolie's Fines…

You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet: Jolie's Finest Columbia Recordings …
You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet: Jolie's Finest Columbia Recordings released.
1993
You Made Me Love You: His First Recordings, 1911-1916
AlbumMar 9, 1993

You Made Me Love You: His First Recor…

You Made Me Love You: His First Recordings, 1911-1916 …
You Made Me Love You: His First Recordings, 1911-1916 released.
1992
The Best of the Decca Years
AlbumJun 30, 1992

The Best of the Decca Years

The Best of the Decca Years released.
1990
The Man and the Legend
AlbumJan 1, 1990

The Man and the Legend

The Man and the Legend released.
SongJan 1, 1990

You Made Me Love You
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SongJan 1, 1990

When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along
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SongJan 1, 1990

April Showers
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1988
Mammy
AlbumJan 1, 1988

Mammy

Mammy released.
1950
Al Jolson
PersonalOctober 1950

Al Jolson

Al Jolson passed away.
1949
Alicia Jolson
Child1949

Alicia Jolson

Alicia Jolson born.
1948
Asa Jolson Jr.
Child1948

Asa Jolson Jr.

Asa Jolson Jr. born.
1945
Rhapsody in Blue
MovieJun 26, 1945

Rhapsody in Blue

Composer George Gershwin is driven by his need to …
Composer George Gershwin is driven by his need to succeed. Unfortunately his drive destroys his romantic relationships with singer Julie Adams, who is desperately in love with him, and aloof socialite Christine Gilbert.
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Erle Chenault Galbraith
MarriageMarch 1945

Erle Chenault Galbraith

Erle Chenault Galbraith was …
Erle Chenault Galbraith was born on December 1, 1922 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She was an actress, known for The Ed Sullivan Show (1948). She was married to Norman Krasna and Al Jolson. She died on January 11, 2004 in Century City, California, USA.
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1939
Swanee River
MovieDec 29, 1939

Swanee River

More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. …
More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the Civil War breaks out.
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Rose of Washington Square
MovieMay 5, 1939

Rose of Washington Square

Rose Sargent, a star in the …
Rose Sargent, a star in the Ziegfeld Follies, falls for and marries crook and con man Bart Clinton. She stands by him in the face of his disgrace and the resultant deleterious effects on her career.
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1936
The Singing Kid
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MovieApr 3, 1936

The Singing Kid

The Singing Kid is a 1936 American drama film directed …
The Singing Kid is a 1936 American drama film directed by William Keighley and written by Warren Duff and Pat C. Flick. Starring Al Jolson, Sybil Jason, Beverly Roberts, Edward Everett Horton, Lyle Talbot and Allen Jenkins, it was released by Warner Bros. on April 11, 1936.
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1935
Go into Your Dance
MovieApr 20, 1935

Go into Your Dance

Al Howard may be a star on Broadway, but he is no …
Al Howard may be a star on Broadway, but he is no longer welcomed by any producer. It seems that he just trots off to Mexico any time he wants causing shows to close and producers to lose ...
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Al Jolson Jr.
Child1935

Al Jolson Jr.

Al Jolson Jr. born.
1934
Wonder Bar
MovieFeb 28, 1934

Wonder Bar

Harry and Inez are a dance team at the Wonder Bar. Inez loves …
Harry and Inez are a dance team at the Wonder Bar. Inez loves Harry, but he is in love with Liane, the wife of a wealthy business man. Al Wonder and the conductor/singer Tommy are in love ...
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1933
Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
MovieFeb 3, 1933

Hallelujah, I'm a Bum

Bumper (Al Jolson) is a …
Bumper (Al Jolson) is a vagabond leader of a strange group of tatterdemalions and eccentrics who hang around New York's Central Park. Among his followers are Egghead (Harry Langdon), Sunday (Chester Conklin), Acorn (Edgar Conner) , The General (Victor Potel), Orlando (Tammany Young) and Apple Mary (Louise Carver). Bumper's idol is Mayor Hastings (Frank Morgan), whose life he once saved and frequently has lunch at the Park Casino. Bumper is always on hand to open the door of the Mayor's Rolls Royce, and the Mayor makes it a point to linger a moment at the entrance and listen to the whimsical Bumper's philosophy and ideas abut life. Through his contact with the Mayor, Bumper is able to "fix" things when the other vagabonds get in trouble. The Mayor cannot fathom why Bumper, an unusually bright fellow, is content to spend his life in the park, doing nothing. The Mayor, for all his power and popularity, is unhappy. He's in love ----and madly jealous. He believes his sweetheart June Marcher (Madge Bellamy) is "two-timing" him. At lunch he slips a $1,000 in her purse. She loses it and the Mayor accuses her of giving it to another man. Bumper find the purse and takes it to the address in the purse and is met there by the exiting Mayor. He does not see nor know June. Later,The grief-stricken June attempts suicide by jumping from a bridge and is rescued by Bumper, but has lost her memory. He takes her to the tenement home of the Sundays, and asks the Mayor to get him a job, as he has a new interest, known to him as Angel, in his life. He spends his money making Angel happy and she falls in love with him. Meanwhile, the Mayor, despondent over not being able to locate the missing June, goes on a drinking binge and is found asleep in the park by Bumper's friends, who take him hoe and notify Bumper. While Bumper is trying to sober him up, Hastings begins talking to a photograph. Bumper discovers the woman in the photograph is that of Angel, and that the girl of his dreams is the Mayor's sweetheart. Bumper takes his friend to the Sunday family tenement and the sight of the Mayor and his voice as he clasps her in his arms restores June's memory. She pleads to be taken away from "this awful place". All she remembers is walking in the park at night. Bumper is a stranger to her. The Mayor takes her away, out of Bumper's life. Bumper returns to the park and his former life.
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1930
Big Boy
MovieSep 11, 1930

Big Boy

Big Boy is a 1930 American Pre-Code musical comedy film …
Big Boy is a 1930 American Pre-Code musical comedy film produced by Warner Bros.. The film was directed by Alan Crosland and stars Al Jolson, Claudia Dell, Louise Closser Hale, and Noah Beery. The film is based on the 1925 Broadway hit show of the same name in which Jolson also starred.
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Mammy
MovieMar 26, 1930

Mammy

Mammy (1930) is an American pre-Code musical drama film …
Mammy (1930) is an American pre-Code musical drama film with Technicolor sequences, released by Warner Bros. The film starred Al Jolson and was a follow-up to his previous film, Say It with Songs (1929). Mammy became Al Jolson's fourth feature, following earlier screen efforts as The Jazz Singer (1927), The Singing Fool (1928) and Say It with Songs (1929). The movie relives Jolson's early years as a minstrel man. The songs were written by Irving Berlin, who is also credited with the original story titled Mr. Bones.
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1929
Say It with Songs
MovieAug 6, 1929

Say It with Songs

Joe Lane kills another man in a fistfight after learning that the …
Joe Lane kills another man in a fistfight after learning that the man has made improper advances towards his wife. Joe goes to prison for the murder. When Joe gets out of prison, he visits ...
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1928
Ruby Keeler
MarriageSeptember 1928

Ruby Keeler

Ethel Ruby Keeler (August 25, 1909 – February 28, 1993) …
Ethel Ruby Keeler (August 25, 1909 – February 28, 1993) billed professionally as Ruby Keeler, was a Canadian-born American actress, dancer and singer most famous for her on-screen pairing with Dick Powell in a string of successful early musicals at Warner Brothers, particularly 42nd Street (1933). From 1928 to 1940, she was married to actor and singer Al Jolson. She retired from show business in the 1940s, but made a widely publicized comeback on Broadway in 1971.
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The Singing Fool
MovieAug 17, 1928

The Singing Fool

Al Stone is singing waiter in a speakeasy who is in love …
Al Stone is singing waiter in a speakeasy who is in love with Molly, the singing star at the speakeasy, but she spurns him. Al gets his big break and goes on to become a Broadway sensation.
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1927
The Jazz Singer
MovieOct 6, 1927

The Jazz Singer

After getting a severe beating for singing in a saloon, the …
After getting a severe beating for singing in a saloon, the young Jakie Rabinowitz leaves home vowing never to return. His father, cantor at his synagogue, had wanted Jakie to follow him as a cantor and is heartbroken as a result. Jakie gets his big break when stage star Mary Dale hears him sing. He makes a career for himself and after many years on the road gets his chance to perform in a Broadway revue. His return home is bittersweet: his mother is overjoyed to see him but his father asks him to leave. When Cantor Rabinowitz falls seriously ill, Jakie is asked to sing in the synagogue but it conflicts with his big opening night on Broadway, forcing him to choose between his career and his family obligations.
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1926
A Plantation Act
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MovieOct 7, 1926

A Plantation Act

Dressed in overalls and wearing black-face makeup, Jolson …
Dressed in overalls and wearing black-face makeup, Jolson sings three of his hit songs. For the complete list, follow the soundtrack link.
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Ruby Keeler
Relationship1926

Ruby Keeler

Ethel Ruby Keeler (August 25, 1909 – February 28, 1993) …
Ethel Ruby Keeler (August 25, 1909 – February 28, 1993) billed professionally as Ruby Keeler, was a Canadian-born American actress, dancer and singer most famous for her on-screen pairing with Dick Powell in a string of successful early musicals at Warner Brothers, particularly 42nd Street (1933). From 1928 to 1940, she was married to actor and singer Al Jolson. She retired from show business in the 1940s, but made a widely publicized comeback on Broadway in 1971.
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1922
Alma Osbourne
MarriageJuly 1922

Alma Osbourne

Married Alma Osbourne.
1907
Henrietta Keller
MarriageSeptember 1907

Henrietta Keller

Married Henrietta Keller.
1886
Al Jolson
BirthMay 1886

Al Jolson

Al Jolson was born.
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