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In 1950, he again became the first star to entertain GIs on active service in the Korean War, performing 42 shows in 16 days. S., partly owing to the physical exertion of performing.Defense Secretary George Marshall posthumously awarded him the Medal of Merit. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, "Jolson was to jazz, blues, and ragtime what Elvis Presley was to rock 'n' roll." Being the first popular singer to make a spectacular event out of singing a song, he became a rock star before the dawn of rock music.After a period of inactivity, his stardom returned with The Jolson Story (1946), for which Larry Parks played Jolson, with the singer dubbing for Parks.The formula was repeated in a sequel, Jolson Sings Again (1949).) now known as Seredžius, near Kaunas in Lithuania, then part of the Russian Empire.
While performing in a Brooklyn theater in 1904, In late 1905, Harry left the trio following an argument with Al.
By 1906 He took up residence in San Francisco, saying the earthquake-devastated people needed someone to cheer them up.
In 1908 Jolson, needing money for himself and his new wife, Henrietta, returned to New York.
Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, comedian, stage and film actor.