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Al Jolson as the Jazz S...
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Al Jolson as the Jazz Singer
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Jolson in The Jazz Singer (1927), generally considered the first feature film that included synchronized sound dialogue sequences as well as music and sound effects. Al Jolson was a Jewish Lithuanian-born American singer, film actor, and comedian. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed 'The World's Greatest Entertainer.' He enjoyed performing in blackface makeup, a theatrical convention since the mid 19th century. With his unique and dynamic style of singing black music, such as jazz and blues, he was later credited with single-handedly introducing African-American music to white audiences. As early as 1911 he became known for fighting against black discrimination on Broadway.
Al Jolson as the Jazz S...
Theater -- United State...
 
Title
Al Jolson as the Jazz Singer
Description
Jolson in The Jazz Singer (1927), generally considered the first feature film that included synchronized sound dialogue sequences as well as music and sound effects. Al Jolson was a Jewish Lithuanian-born American singer, film actor, and comedian. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed 'The World's Greatest Entertainer.' He enjoyed performing in blackface makeup, a theatrical convention since the mid 19th century. With his unique and dynamic style of singing black music, such as jazz and blues, he was later credited with single-handedly introducing African-American music to white audiences. As early as 1911 he became known for fighting against black discrimination on Broadway.
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