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Actor Al Jolson

Al Jolson

  • Birth name:

    Asa Yoelson

  • Date of Birth:

    23 October 1886 Srednik, Russian Empire

  • Height:

    5' 8" (1.73 m)

Biography:

Al Jolson was known in the industry as "The World's Greatest Entertainer," for well over 40 years. After his death his influence continued unabated with such performers as Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Jackie Wilson and Jerry Lee Lewis, all mentioning Jolson as an inspiration. Al Jolson was born Asa Yoelson in Lithuania to Cantor Moishe Yoelson who emigrated alone to Washington DC. to establish himself. After four years he called for his family. Nine months late... more

Filmography

Aсtor (7)

Movie

Year

Movie Goodfellas Goodfellas

as Jakie Rabinowitz (archive footage: The Jazz Singer)

2007
Movie Brother Can You Spare a Dime Brother Can You Spare a Dime

as Himself (archive footage)

1975
Movie Wilson Wilson

as Himself, at WWI rally (archive footage) (uncredited)

1945
Movie Rose of Washington Square Rose of Washington Square

as Ted Cotter

1939
Movie Hallelujah I'm a Bum Hallelujah I'm a Bum

as Bumper

1933
Movie The Jazz Singer The Jazz Singer

as Jakie Rabinowitz

1927