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Item # 584637

October 24, 1950

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Detroit, Michigan, October 24, 1950

* Al Jolson death (1st report)
* "The Jazz Singer" fame
* Singer - comedian actor


This 8 page newspaper has a one column heading on page 5: "Al Jolson Dies On West Coast".

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. A little margin wear and tear, otherwise good condition.

wikipedia notes: Al Jolson (May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, comedian and actor. In his heyday, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". He was born in Russia (now Lithuania) and immigrated to America at the age of five with his Jewish parents.

His performing style was brash and extroverted, and he popularized a large number of songs that benefited from his "shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach". Numerous well-known singers were influenced by his music, including Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, rock and country entertainer Jerry Lee Lewis, and Bob Dylan, who once referred to him as "somebody whose life I can feel".

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