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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 Albert Jolson (b. 1948, d. 4-Mar-2015, adopted, with Erle, music executive)
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
    Endorsement of American Tobacco Company Lucky Strike cigarettes (1925, 28)
    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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