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 (jōl′sən), Al Originally Asa Yoelson. 1886-1950.
American entertainer who starred in The Jazz Singer (1927), the first major film with synchronized sound.

Jolson

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(Biography) Al, real name Asa Yoelson. 1886–1950, US singer and film actor, born in Russia; star of the first talking picture The Jazz Singer (1927)
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Noun1.Jolson - United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)Jolson - United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
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