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Al Jolson sings Al Jolson belts out Toot-Toot-Tootsie in The Jazz Singer (1927). Historically significant, The Jazz Singer was the first movie to have at least some synchronized sound. The silent film era was coming to an end.
Tags: Al  Jolson 
Added: 4th October 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
The Jazz Singer here is the movie poster for THE JAZZ SINGER, the 1927 movie which was the world's first talking and singing picture with Al Jolson . . check out Lava's post to hear it!!
Tags: movie  poster  The  Jazz  Singer  Al  Jolson 
Added: 19th November 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Al Jolson sings about his Mammy I know it's old as the hills, but this has always been a favorite of mine, besides being a big fan of Al Jolson, it always brings a tear to hear him sing this song from 1927's 'The Jazz Singer'... sniffffff...
Tags: al  jolson  mammy  minstrel  shows  The  Jazz  Singer 
Added: 10th May 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
When You Were Sweet Sixteen This is the version I like the best, performed by The Fureys and Davy Arthur in 1981. Many artists have recorded this, among them is Al Jolson and Perry Como.
Tags: The  Fureys  Davy  Arthur  Many  More 
Added: 30th January 2008
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Posted By: donmac101
AL JOLSON in  BIG BOY LIZA LEE Performing in blackface makeup was a theatrical convention used by many entertainers at the beginning of the 20th century, having its origin in the minstrel show. Most early American stage actors performed with the aid of costume and makeup, often as characters of other nationalities and races. Al Jolson was the most famous performer to wear blackface makeup when singing, though this is now considered a form of racial stereotyping. However, by the standards of stagecraft of the day, it was considered no more than another stage costume or prop.
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Added: 10th July 2009
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Posted By: Old Fart
Our Gang - Scotty Beckett Scotty Beckett joined the Our Gang troupe in 1934 as a five-year-old. Wearing an oversized sweater and a backward baseball cap, the photogenic Scotty was the stereotypical 'cute kid.' He stopped doing Our Gang comedies after just two years to do roles in feature films. He had a successful acting career as a teen. Most notably he played the youthful Al Jolson in The Jolson Story (1946). However, by 1954, Beckett's acting career was over. His adult life was a series of bad marriages, alcoholism, drug abuse, small-time crime, and violent incidents. Once he engaged in a prolonged gun battle with police. On May 8, 1968 Beckett checked himself into a nursing home after receiving a beating. He died two days later from what may have been a suicide or a drug overdose. Beckett was 38 years old.
Tags: Our  Gang  Scotty  Beckett 
Added: 24th November 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
George Burns spoofs Al Jolson Thought you might enjoy this gentle spoof by George Burns.
Tags: George  Burns/Al  Jolson 
Added: 10th April 2012
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Posted By: rblack

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