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Jolson, Al

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishJolson, AlAl JolsonJol‧son, Al /ˈdʒəʊlsən, æl/ 🔊 🔊 (1886–1950) a white US singer who wore black make-up to look like a black person, and sang songs associated with African Americans. He is known for his emotional performances, and for appearing in the first film with sound, The Jazz Singer, in 1927, in which he said the famous phrase ‘You ain’t heard nothin' yet!’ His songs include Mammy and Swanee.
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