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The Immortal Jolson 

Traces the career of onetime superstar Jolson, from his start as a Russian immigrant to his stage and film years. The documentary examines his huge success in the Ziegfield Follies, and his... See full summary »

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Irwin Rosten

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Joseph Cotten ... Self - Host / Narrator
Al Jolson ... Self (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Cantor ... Self (archive footage)
Dolores del Rio ... Inez (clip from Wonderbar (1934)) (archive footage)
Douglas Fairbanks ... Self (archive footage)
Erle Chenault Galbraith Erle Chenault Galbraith ... Self - Jolson's 4th wife (archive footage)
Warren G. Harding ... Self (archive footage)
William S. Hart ... Self (archive footage)
Ruby Keeler ... Self (archive footage)
Larry Parks
Rudolph Valentino ... Self (archive footage)
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Storyline

Traces the career of onetime superstar Jolson, from his start as a Russian immigrant to his stage and film years. The documentary examines his huge success in the Ziegfield Follies, and his hit early talkies, then his decline to obscurity in the 1940's, followed by a sensational comeback. Written by WesternOne

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Documentary

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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