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Sir George Cathcart No. 617
Al Jolson. (1886–1950)
Stage name of Asa Yoelson
Russian-born US singer and entertainer. Popular in Broadway theatre and vaudeville, he was chosen to star in the first talking picture, The Jazz Singer 1927.
As a child he sang in the synagogue where his father was a cantor.
At the age of 13 he made his first stage appearance in Children of Ghetto
He toured in vaudeville with a company known as Dockstaders Minstrels;
minstrel- style singing in blackface make-up became Jolsons trademark.
He died in San Frascisco after returning from entertaining troops in Korea and Japan.
Bro. Al was a member of St. Cecile Lodge No.586 New York City.
Raised:- July. 1st. 1913.
Stamps Issued:- U.S.A. 1994 S.G. No. 2930.
U.S.A. 1986 S.G. No. 2222.