Al Jolson 05.26.1886 - 10.23.1950 (64 years old)
Al Jolson was a Jewish entertainer from America who was an actor, comedian and singer at the same time. In 1930s, at the peak of his career, Jolson was America’s highest-paid and greatest entertainer. His extroverted style inspired numerous well-known singers including Bob Dylan.
Al Jolson Collection: One of the greatest showmen of all time, Al Jolson is best known today as the man who sang "Mammy" wearing blackface in The Jazz Singer, the earliest Talkie. There is much more to Jolson's career and life than just blackface, he was a pioneer of the USO camp shows and gave Bing, Bob Hope, and Jack Benny competition for the title "King of Radio Variety Programs". Click here to read more about Al Jolson
This actor appeared in the following radio shows