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Also Known As: Died: October 23, 1950
Born: May 26, 1886 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Lithuania Profession: Music ...


Cast (feature film)

American Lifestyles (1987) as ("The Movie Marches On" - "Show Business: The War Years")
Rhapsody in Blue (1945) as Himself
Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.
Swanee River (1940) as E. P. Christy
More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the Civil War breaks out.
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) as Himself
Michael Linnett Connors takes Molly Adair from Broadway understudy to 1913 Hollywood star. Although she is in love with him, she marries her co-star reckoning wrongly Connors thinks of her only in terms of movies. He fires her in pique, apparently terminally damaging his career.
Rose of Washington Square (1939) as Ted Cotter
A singer struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend from trouble.
The Singing Kid (1936) as Al Jackson
An egotistical singing star makes a talented kid his protege.
Go into Your Dance (1935) as Al Howard
An irresponsible Broadway star gets mixed up with gambling and gangsters.
Wonder Bar (1934) as Al Wonder
The denizens of a Parisian night club deal with murder and romance.
Hallelujah I'm a Bum (1933) as Bumper
A tramp rescues the mayor's girlfriend from a suicide attempt.
Mammy (1930) as Al Fuller
The star of a minstrel show is accused of killing his romantic rival.
Big Boy (1930) as Gus
A black jockey comes from behind to win the big race.
Say It with Songs (1929) as Joe Lane
When he accidentally kills a man coming on to his wife, a singer goes to jail and loses his family.
The Singing Fool (1928) as Al Stone
A singing star tries to recover from heartbreak when his wife deserts him and takes away his beloved son.
The Jazz Singer (1927) as Jakie Rabinowitz [also known as Jack Robin]
A cantor's son breaks with family tradition to go into show business.

Music (feature film)

Fort McCoy (2014)
Frank Stirn moves with his family to become a barber for the American Army and POW camp at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, in the summer of 1944. Embittered that he cannot fight, Frank must take a stand when a Nazi SS Officer threatens his wife. Her Catholic sister falls for a Jewish soldier haunted by the b
Rite, The (2011)
Michael Kovak, a seminary student, is sent to study exorcism at the Vatican in spite of his own doubts about the controversial practice and even his own faith. Only when sent to apprentice with legendary Father Lucas, who has performed thousand of exorcisms, does his armor of skepticism begin to fal
Marmaduke (2010)
When Marmaduke moves to a new neighborhood with his family, the super-sized Great Dane soon discovers he just doesn't fit in - literally! But, with the help of his best pal Carlos the Cat, Marmaduke may just get out of the doghouse after all.
Leatherheads (2008)
In 1925, Dodge Connolly is a charming, brash football hero who is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain ho
White Countess (2005)
Set in Shanghai in the late 1930s, the story of the relationship between a disillusioned former US diplomat and a refugee White Russian countess reduced to a sordid life in the city's bars. Todd Jackson (mid-40s), once an American diplomat filled with idealism, has lost his sight several years earli
The Aviator (2004) as Composer
Billionaire aviator Howard Hughes takes Hollywood and its women by storm.
Guy Thing, A (2003) as Song ("The Anniversary Song")
It''s his bachelor bash, his one final night to be a wild single guy, but Paul isn''t exactly the life of the party. Instead he''s determined not to do anything he can''t live with later--or tell his fiancee, Karen. That''s why it comes as such a shock when the phone rings the next morning and he wakes up to discover a lovely stranger named Becky in bed next to him with no clothes on. Worse yet, his mother-in-law-to-be is the one who is calling. Even worse, she tells him Karen is on her way over. Paul zooms into frantic action, shooing Becky out and desperately trying to rid the apartment of any evidence of wrongdoing--even though he can''t remember doing anything wrong. When Karen does arrive and asks him how his bachelor party went, Paul tells a teensy lie to cover up what may or may not be the truth. The teensy lie turns into a bigger one and Paul soon finds himself in an ever-escalating comedy of errors with no apparent way out--except up the aisle.
Saddest Music in the World, The (2003)
It's 1933 in Winnipeg and the Great Depression is in full bloom. Beer Baroness Lady Port-Huntly announces a global competition to determine the saddest music in the world, and musicians from across the globe pour into town to vie for the whopping $25,000 prize. Sobbing Mexican Mariachis, dour Scotti
When Brendan Met Trudy (2000) as Song ("Sonny Boy")
Lonely teacher and movie buff Brendan experiences life in a new way when he runs into Trudy, a woman with a taste for spontaneous, often illegal, and sometimes life-threatening fun.
Last September, The (1999) as Song Performer ("You Made Me Love You")
The portrait of an end of an era--British rule in Ireland--and the demise of a class and way of life which had survived for centuries. A depiction of a young woman's coming of age in a brutalized time and place, the story is set in 1920 in County Cork, southern Ireland at the country home of Sir Ric
Heart (1999) as Song ("When You'Re Smiling")
Maria, who loses her son in a tragic motor accident, becomes obsessed with the man who receives his heart. He is Gary, a businessman with marital problems. Following his earlier heart attack, his wife Tess has been having an affair with Alex, an unpleasant writer. When Gary is rejuvenated by his hea
Sweet and Lowdown (1999) as Song ("Avalon")
Emmet Ray, according to himself, was the greatest jazz guitarist of the 1920s and 1930s. At least in New York, anyway. Although Ray certainly had a signature style and a melodic skill, those who knew Ray best admit that perhaps he was best known in his extra-musical roles -- as a pimp and a kleptoma
Payback (1999) as Song ("Anniversary Song")
Porter and Val carry off a successful heist, but then Val makes several mistakes: he steals Porter''s cut of the money, he steals Porter''s wife, and he tries to kill him. Now Porter is out for payback. He wants his cut and he is determined to get it, come what may.
Long Day Closes, The (1992) as Music Composer ("Me And My Shadow")
Autobiographical film based on the director's happiest years of childhood; a time spent amid the love of his mother, sister and brothers, prior to the struggle he experienced in adapting to a new school.
Roger & Me (1989)
Documentary about the elimination of 30,000 jobs in Flint, Michigan by General Motors.
Brave Little Toaster, The (1987) as Song Performer ("April Showers")
In this animated tale, several electrical appliances leave their country cottage in search of their young owner who mysteriously disappeared.
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) as Song ("Avalon")
Three sisters deal with their tangled relationships amidst the wonders of New York City.
Phar Lap (1983) as Songs ("California Here I Come" "There'S A Rainbow Round My Shoulders")
You Are What You Eat (1968) as Composer
Star! (1968) as Composer
Gertrude Lawrence rises to stage stardom at the cost of happiness.
The Helen Morgan Story (1957) as Composer
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956) as Composer
Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.
Dreamboat (1952) as Composer
A college professor faces embarrassment when his past as a silent screen heartthrob is revealed.
Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1952) as Composer
Jolson Sings Again (1950) as Composer
After a premature retirement, the legendary singer revives his career to entertain the troops during World War II.
The Great Gatsby (1949) as Composer
Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifetyle of his landlord, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Feudin' Rhythm (1949) as Composer
Feudin', Fussin and A-Fightin' (1948) as Composer
Small towners kidnap a salesman to help them win a race against their rivals.
The Jolson Story (1947) as Composer
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.
Stars on Parade (1944) as Composer
Silver Spurs (1943) as Composer
Roy's boss has inherited a very large ranch but the will keeps him from selling it although his widow could. Lucky Miller is out to get control of the ranch so he has a girl come west to marry him. Then after the wedding he has his henchman kill the owner. Roy is nearby and when the murder gun is switched with his, Roy finds himself in jail.
Casablanca (1942) as Composer
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
Cairo (1942) as Composer
A war correspondent in Egypt thinks a screen star on tour is a spy.
Hold That Ghost (1941) as Composer
Two bumbling gas station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.
Hollywood Hotel (1938) as Composer
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
Music Is Magic (1935) as Composer
Vaudevillians supporting the musical efforts of aging Hollywood star Diane de Valle decide to head for Tinseltown themselves when de Valle's high salary and low drawing power cancel the revue. Managing to land roles in a de Valle musical movie, perky Peggy is rescued from the chorus line by the tricks of her boyfriend Jack, who uses bravado to usurp de Valle's role in favor of Peggy, who is more suited to the bouncy musical.
Say It with Songs (1929) as Composer
When he accidentally kills a man coming on to his wife, a singer goes to jail and loses his family.
New York Nights (1929) as Composer
Lucky Boy (1929) as Composer
The Singing Fool (1928) as Composer
A singing star tries to recover from heartbreak when his wife deserts him and takes away his beloved son.
The Jazz Singer (1927) as Composer
A cantor's son breaks with family tradition to go into show business.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

The Jolson Story (1947) as Voice double for Larry Parks
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.

Music (special)

Harry Connick, Jr. & His Orchestra: Swinging Out With Harry (1990) as Song ("Avalon")
A concert featuring Harry Connick, Jr. and his 16-piece orchestra performing their blend of classic jazz and swing. Broadcast as a presentation of "Great Performances."

Cast (short)

Hollywood Handicap (1938)
In this short film, a group of musician stable hands race a horse in the Hollywood Derby at Santa Anita race track.
A Day at Santa Anita (1937)
In this short film, an orphaned horse-trainer''''s daughter has made a bond with a horse that needs her presence to win races. Vitaphone Release 8071-8072.
A Plantation Act (1926)
Dressed in overalls and wearing black-face makeup, Al Jolson sings three songs in this short film, part of the second program of shorts that accompanied "The Better ''''Ole" (1926). Vitaphone Release 359.

Misc. Crew (short)

The Naughty Twenties (1951)
This short film celebrates the "Roaring Twenties" through a series of newsreels and movies of the era. Vitaphone Release 2010A.
Let's Go to the Movies (1949)
A narrator takes the viewer through a brief history of film in this short film.
The Voice That Thrilled the World (1943)
This short film traces the history of sound in the movies, featuring snippets from early sound pictures. Vitaphone Release 1179A.

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