Wrote (w/Sam Spewack
, Bella Spewack
) / appeared in (as "Eddie Rosen") "The War Song" on Broadway. Directed by Albert Lewis
. National Theatre: 24 Sep 1928-Dec 1928 (closing date unknown/80 performances). Cast: Ted Athey, Harry Bass, T.F. Benson, Shirley Booth
(as "Emily Rosen"), Clyde Franklyn, William Gargan
(as "Pvt. James ...
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George E. Jessel
Did You Know?
If you haven't struck oil in your first three minutes, stop boring.
Having starred in several silent films for Warner Brothers during the 1920s, Jessel was offered the lead in the studio's history-making first talkie, The Jazz Singer
(1927) (he had played the part on Broadway). However, he and the studio could not agree on his salary, and the role ultimately went to Al Jolson
. Jessel would refer to this, time and again, as the biggest professional mistake he ever ...
Theme song: "My Mother's Eyes."