Al Jolson

1886 - 1950

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Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, comedian, actor, and vaudevillian. Self-billed as "The World's Greatest Entertainer", Jolson is credited with being America's most famous and highest-paid star of the 1920s. He was known for his "shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach", and for popularizing many of the songs he performed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al Jolson has received more than 2,828,981 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Al Jolson is the 557th most popular singer (down from 543rd in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 62nd in 2019) and the most popular Lithuanian Singer.

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Among singers, Al Jolson ranks 557 out of 3,541Before him are Haddaway, Coolio, Pat Boone, Michel Sardou, Kim Larsen, and Pink. After him are Afric Simone, Mariya Takeuchi, La Toya Jackson, Fiorenza Cossotto, Silvio Rodríguez, and Ice Cube.

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Among people born in 1886, Al Jolson ranks 117Before him are Wilhelm Marschall, Salvador de Madariaga, Fernand Crommelynck, Fred Quimby, Ferenc Münnich, and Armin T. Wegner. After him are Peter Freuchen, Mir Osman Ali Khan, Itzhak Katzenelson, Muhamed Mehmedbašić, May Ziade, and Erich Salomon. Among people deceased in 1950, Al Jolson ranks 76Before him are Hantaro Nagaoka, Walter Eucken, Ulrich Graf, Kazys Grinius, Shigenori Tōgō, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. After him are Arturo Alessandri, Nikolai Luzin, Miklós Bánffy, Ernst Wiechert, Gustaf John Ramstedt, and Raymond Sommer.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Al Jolson ranks 66 out of 235Before him are Hermann Sudermann (1857), Audrys Bačkis (1937), Stanisław Bułak-Bałachowicz (1883), Ieronim Uborevich (1896), Aleksandras Stulginskis (1885), and Jerzy Radziwiłł (1556). After him are Vincas Kudirka (1858), Yehuda Pen (1854), Bluma Zeigarnik (1900), Maciej Sulkiewicz (1865), Bruno Abakanowicz (1852), and Branislaw Tarashkyevich (1892).

Among SINGERS In Lithuania

Among singers born in Lithuania, Al Jolson ranks 1After him are Andrius Mamontovas (1967), Donny Montell (1987), Andrius Pojavis (1983), Sasha Song (1983), Jurijus Veklenko (1990), Vilija Matačiūnaitė (1986), Aistė Smilgevičiūtė (1977), Evelina Sašenko-Statulevičienė (1987), Vaidas Baumila (1987), Jurga Šeduikytė (1980), and Jeronimas Milius (1984).