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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.

Mary's Industrial School for Boys, a progressive reformatory/home for orphans run by the Xaverian Brothers in Baltimore (the same school which would later be attended by Babe Ruth).

Upon being introduced to show business in 1895 by entertainer Al Reeves, Asa and Hirsch became fascinated by the industry, and by 1897 the brothers were singing for coins on local street corners, using the names "Al" and "Harry".

Harry had refused Al's request to take care of Joe Palmer, who was in a wheelchair, while he was dating.

After Harry's departure, Al and Joe Palmer worked as a duo but were not particularly successful.

While performing in a Brooklyn theater in 1904, In late 1905, Harry left the trio following an argument with Al.Following his mother's death, young Asa was in a state of withdrawal for seven months.For a period of time, young Asa spent time at the St.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.

While performing in a Brooklyn theater in 1904, In late 1905, Harry left the trio following an argument with Al.Following his mother's death, young Asa was in a state of withdrawal for seven months.For a period of time, young Asa spent time at the St.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, film actor, and comedian.