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For the better part of a century, entertainers have been hitching their wagons to Jolson's star, portraying the songs and image of Al Jolson with their own interpretations of his works. Here is an example of some of these endeavors.

Whether in voice, mannerisms, or selection of material, these talented individuals have devoted a significant segment of their lives to preserving the memory of legacy of Al Jolson. Enjoy these vignettes into their talent.
In alphabetical order
Eddy Ambrose
Tony Babino
Clive Baldwin
Thomas Bromhead
Norman Brooks
William Campbell
Brian Conley
Gary Driscoll
Issi Dye
Ira Green
Richard Halpern
David Hinde
David Lee
Digger Revele
Dr. Bob Rosenberg
Rudy Wissler

In addition, recordings of Jolson songs have been compiled by several who are stars in their own right. Check out these entertainers who have performed and recorded Jolson songs, or songs of tribute to Al Jolson:

In alphabetical order
ABBA
Julie Andrews
Bugs Bunny
Mike Burstyn
Max Bygraves
Cher
Maurice Chevalier
Doris Day
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Bobby Darin
Eddie Fisher
Everly Brothers
Michael Feinstein
Connie Francis
Aretha Franklin
Judy Garland
Frank Gorshin
Merv Griffin
The Happenings
Dick Haymes
Brenda Lee
Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis
Dean Martin
Jim Nabors
Barry O'Dowd
Tony Orlando and Dawn
Mandy Patinkin
Elvis Presley
Eric Rogers
Frank Sinatra
Brent Spiner
Shirley Temple
Mel Torme
John Scott Trotter
Richard Tucker
Andy Williams
Jackie Wilson

And then there is this story about an Al Jolson Sound-Alike contest, and the rather peculiar contestant, as told by:

Al Jolson, himself!

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Updated 26 Apr 09