Jolson, Al

orig. Asa Yoelson

(26 may. 1886, Srednike, Rusia–23 oct. 1950, San Francisco, Cal., EE.UU.).

Cantante, letrista y comediante estadounidense de origen ruso. La familia de Jolson llegó a EE.UU. en 1893 y se estableció en Washington, D.C., donde en 1899 Jolson hizo su debut, presentándose en el vodevil antes de integrar una troupe de ministrils (ver minstrel show) en 1909. En Nueva York actuó en musicales como La Belle Paree (1911), Honeymoon Express (1913) y Big Boy (1925). En Sinbad (1918) transformó la fallida canción "Swanee de George Gershwin en su número característico. En Bombo (1921) introdujo "My Mammy, "Toot, Toot, Tootsie y "California, Here I Come. En 1927 protagonizó El cantante de jazz, el primer filme con habla sincronizada así como música y efectos sonoros. Entre sus filmes posteriores están The Singing Fool (1928), Mammy (1930) y Swanee River (1940).

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • Jolson, Al — orig. Asa Yoelson born May 26, 1886, Srednike, Russia died Oct. 23, 1950, San Francisco, Calif., U.S. Russian born U.S. singer, songwriter, and blackface comedian. Jolson s family arrived in the U.S. in 1893 and settled in Washington, D.C., where …   Universalium

  • Jolson, Al — (1886 1950)    Born Asa Yoelson in Szredzius, Lithuania, the singer comedian was brought to Washington, D.C., as a child by his cantor father. Although his career belonged to the minstrel, musical, and vaudeville stages, as well as motion… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Jolson — noun United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full length talking film (1886 1950) • Syn: ↑Al Jolson, ↑Asa Yoelson • Instance Hypernyms: ↑singer, ↑vocalist, ↑vocalizer, ↑vocaliser, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jolson,Al — Jol·son (jōlʹsən), Al. Originally Asa Yoelson. 1886 1950. American entertainer who starred in The Jazz Singer (1927), the first major film with synchronized sound. * * * …   Universalium

  • Jolson — /johl seuhn/, n. Al (Asa Yoelson), 1886 1950, U.S. singer and entertainer, born in Russia. * * * …   Universalium

  • Jolson — Jol|son, Al (1886 1950) a white US singer who wore black ↑make up to look like a black person, and sang songs associated with black people. He is famous for his emotional performances, and for appearing in the first film with sound, The Jazz… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Jolson, Al — pseud. di Yoelson, Asa …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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