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Al Jolson (1930s?) (A)

Al Jolson (1930s?) (A)

Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950). Dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer" at the peak of his career.

On August 1st, 1920, the front page of the New York Times' real estate section announced that the Schuberts had bought the site of the then-old riding academy, and would be turning it back into a theater, built by architect Herbert J. Krapp.

The Schubert company named the theater Al Jolson's 59th Street Theatre, after the famed vaudeville and minstrel singer/actor/entertainer, Al Jolson. In the 1930s, Jolson was America's highest paid and most popular performer.

By the late 1940s/early 1950s, the theater had 1800 seats and was used by NBC for the taping of television shows in front of a live studio audience.
The theater was shuttered in 1954 and demolished in 1962.
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