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I recall the night that President McKinley died. I was working at the time at a theatre in St. Louis. The oppressive feeling was in the air. I could not make the people laugh.

 
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Al Jolson
Al Jolson
  • Born: May 26, 1886
  • Died: October 23, 1950
  • Nationality: Lithuanian
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Singer

Al Jolson was an American singer, comedian, and actor. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". His performing style was brash and extroverted, and he popularized many songs that benefited from his "shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach." In the 1920s, Jolson was America's most famous and highest-paid entertainer.

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