Al Jolson
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Al Jolson
*May 26, 1886 Srednik, Lithuania
as Asa Yoelson
October 23, 1950 San Francisco, California, USA

American singer, comedian, and actor.

Films

1995

The Celluloid Closet

1952

The Story of Will Rogers

1951

Purple Heart Diary

1950

Fifty Years Before Your Eyes
The Golden Twenties

1946

The Jolson Story

1945

Rhapsody in Blue

1944

Wilson

1943

Show-Business at War

1939

Rose of Washington Square
Swanee River
Hollywood Cavalcade

1936

The Singing Kid

1935

Go Into Your Dance

1934

Wonder Bar

1933

Hallelujah I'm a Bum

1930

Mammy

1929

New York Nights
Say It with Songs
Sonny Boy

1928

The Singing Fool

1927

The Jazz Singer


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Books on Al Jolson
James Fisher
Al Jolson, A Bio-Bibliography
Westport, Connecticut - London, 1994

Doug McClelland
Blackface to Blacklist, Al Jolson, Larry Parks, and "The Jolson Story"
Metuchen, NJ, 1987
Books with substantial mentioning of Al Jolson
Mick LaSalle
Dangerous Men, Pre-Code Hollywood and the Birth of the Modern Man
, 2002

Gregg Felsen
Tombstones, 75 Famous People and Their Final Resting Places
Berkeley, California, 1997

James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts
Hollywood Songsters, A Biographical Dictionary
New York & London, 1991

Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan
Movie Characters of Leading Performers of the Sound Era
Chicago and London, 1990

Ray Stuart (ed.)
Immortals of the Screen
New York, 1965
Books with an entry on Al Jolson
David Thomson
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
New York, 2003

Anthony Slide (ed.)
Selected Vaudeville Criticism
Metuchen, N.J., & London, 1988

Stanley Appelbaum and James Camner (editors)
Stars of the American Musical Theater in Historic Photographs, 361 Portraits from the 1860s to 1950
New York, 1981

Paul Michael, editor in chief. James Robert Parish, associate editor
The American movies reference book, The sound era
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,, 1969
Books with photograph(s) of Al Jolson
John Richard Finch and Paul Elby
Close-Ups, From the Golden Age of the Silent Cinema
South Brunswick and New York - London, 1978
Mary Dawn Earley
Stars of the Twenties, Observed by James Abbe
New York, 1975