Al Jolson

1886 - 1950

Al Jolson  Russian Actor


Confirmed Relationships4
Longest Relationship13 yrs, 9 mths
Shortest Relationship3 yrs, 8 mths
Average Relationship Length9 yrs, 4 mths
Rumored Relationships1
First Name Al
Last Name Jolson
Full Name at Birth Asa Yoelson
Age 64 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th May, 1886
Birthplace Seredžius, Lithuania, Russian Empire
Died 23rd October, 1950
Place of Death San Francisco, California
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Average
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality Russian
Occupation Text Actor, Comedian, Singer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Jazz Singer
Music Genre (Text) Vaudeville, Pop standards, Jazz, Pop
Music Genre Vocal
Year(s) Active 1904–1950
Music Style Tin Pan Alley Pop, Traditional Pop, Minstrel
Music Mood Theatrical, Rousing, Sentimental, Dramatic, Cathartic, Joyous, Boisterous, Energetic, Carefree, Manic, Cheerful, Nostalgic, Stylish, Exuberant, Amiable/Good-Natured, Provocative, Sweet, Playful, Gleeful, Wistful, Humorous
Instrument Vocals, Actor, Dancer
Record Label Victor, Columbia, Little Wonder, Brunswick, Decca
Official Websites,
Father Moses Reuben Yoelson
Mother Naomi Cantor
Brother Harry Jolson
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Partner Comparison

Al Jolson64 GeminiActor
Erle Chennault Galbraith80 SagittariusActress
Ruby Keeler83 VirgoActress
Ethel Delmar-Dancer
Henrietta Keller-Dancer
Dorothy Dare68 AriesActress


Al Jr. (Adopted)

Onscreen Matchups


Jolson Sings Again1949 Al Jolson Movie
Rhapsody in Blue1945 Al Jolson Movie
Hollywood Cavalcade1939 Al Jolson-Recreation of Jazz Singer Scene (as Mr. Al Jolson) Movie
Rose of Washington Square1939 Ted Cotter Movie
Swanee River1939 Edwin P. Christy Movie
Hollywood Handicap1938 Al Jolson Short Film
A Day at Santa Anita1937 Al Jolson (uncredited) Short Film
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 121937 Al Jolson Movie
The Singing Kid1936 Al Jackson Movie
Go Into Your Dance1935 Al Howard Movie
Wonder Bar1934 Al Wonder Movie
Hallelujah I'm a Bum1933 Bumper Movie
Mammy1930 Al Fuller Movie
Show Girl in Hollywood1930 Cameo Appearance at Premiere (uncredited) Movie
Big Boy1930 Gus Movie
New York Nights1929 Al Jolson - Cameo (uncredited) Movie
Say It with Songs1929 Joe Lane Movie
The Singing Fool1928 Al Stone Movie
The Jazz Singer1927 Jakie Rabinowitz Movie
Mammy's Boy1923 Al Movie
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wjerryzNov 4, 2015

Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor had a lot of similarities in there skits. Both were great entertainers

wjerryzNov 4, 2015

Jolson was an artist at entertainment. He was the greatest

teachJan 12, 2011

He was the best - what? I`ve never understood singing in blackface with big white lips. Here`s a Jewish guy parroting a horrible black stereotype... and at the time of his popularity Hitler was beginning his persecution of the Jews. By `45 the death camps had been opened for all to see what ignorance and hatred for another ethnic group can do. Teach

galeamorDec 20, 2007

he was the best...

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