Definition of Jolson
1. Noun. United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950).
Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian, Singer, Vocaliser, Vocalist, Vocalizer
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Literary usage of Jolson
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1. Monarchs of Minstrelsy, from "Daddy" Rice to Date by Edward Le Roy Rice (1911)
"jolson (Albert Joelson). Seldom in the annals of minstrelsy has a performer risen to such heights, and achieved such success in the brief period that this ..."
2. A History of the Study of Mathematics at Cambridge by Walter William Rouse Ball (1889)
"(jolson died at Cambridge on Jan. 20, 1760. Besides the papers sent to the Royal Society ... (jolson was succeeded in 1760 by Waring, a fellow of Magdalene. ..."
3. The Hohenzollerns in America: With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and Other by Stephen Leacock (1919)
"Mr. Al jolson will remain kneeling on the stage till the Gubernatorial All Highest has seated itself. Mr. jolson will then, ..."
4. Shouts and Murmurs: Echoes of a Thousand and One First Nights by Alexander Woollcott (1922)
"He says so in Russian and appeals plaintively to Al jolson to play interpreter. Master jolson, who knows two words of Russian at the most, is not daunted by ..."