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Al JolsonBetsy's Backyard Follies - Al Jolson - Model T
Al was the son of a Russian cantor. He immigrated to America and became known as the world's greatest entertainer. He was a pioneer in the entertainment industry - the first to make a talking picture, the first to cut a long playing record, the first to take a top class Broadway show on tour, the first to have two films made about his life, and the first to entertain troops in three wars., World War I, World War II, and Korea. He was the first to sing songs by Irvin Berlin and he gave George Gershwin his first big break.

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