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Al Jolson

Al JolsonAKA Asa Yoelson

Born: 26-May-1886
Birthplace: Srednik, Lithuania
Died: 23-Oct-1950
Location of death: San Francisco, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Jazz Singer

Wife: Henrietta Keller (m. 1906, div. 26-Jun-1919)
Wife: Ethel Delmar (m. 18-Aug-1922, div. 1926)
Wife: Ruby Keeler (actress and Ziegfeld girl, m. 21-Sep-1928, div. 26-Dec-1939)
Wife: Erle Chennault Galbraith (m. 24-Mar-1945, until his death)
Son: Asa Jolson, Jr. (b. 1948, adopted, with Erle)
Daughter: Alicia (b. 1949, adopted, with Erle)
Son: Al Jolson, Jr. (b. 1935, adopted, with Ruby)
Brother: Harry Jolson (b. 1884, d. 1952)
Father: Moses Reuben Yoelson (rabbi)
Mother: Naomi Cantor (d. when Al was 10)

    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6622 Hollywood Blvd.
    Congressional Order of Merit (posthumously)
    Ran Away From Home
    Lithuanian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Malaria

    Rhapsody in Blue (22-Sep-1945) · Himself
    Swanee River (29-Dec-1939)
    Hollywood Cavalcade (13-Oct-1939) · Himself
    Rose of Washington Square (5-May-1939) · Ted Cotter
    The Singing Kid (3-Apr-1936)
    Go Into Your Dance (20-Apr-1935)
    Wonder Bar (28-Feb-1934)
    Hallelujah I'm a Bum (3-Feb-1933) · Bumper
    Mammy (26-Mar-1930)
    Say It with Songs (6-Aug-1929)
    The Singing Fool (19-Sep-1928)
    The Jazz Singer (6-Oct-1927) · Jakie Rabinowitz

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