Asa Yoelson


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Noun1.Asa Yoelson - United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)Asa Yoelson - United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
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By what name was Asa Yoelson known to the world of entertainment?
For any proud Scotsman, scoring the winner at Wembley is the stuff of dreams," said the former Scotland midfielder, whose real name is Richard but he was always called Asa by his father as a tribute to singer Al Jolson - whose real name was Asa Yoelson.
Asa Yoelson was born in what is now Lithuania in 1886, the son of a Jewish cantor who took his family to America.