This day in Jewish history / 'The world's greatest entertainer' is born
Al Jolson was one of the most popular American entertainers of the earlier 20th century, and the son of a rabbi and cantor was also a proud Jew.
May 26, 1886, is the date on which Al Jolson – one of the most popular American entertainers of the first half of the 20 th century, and the first to openly identify as a Jew – celebrated his birthday.
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