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Great Entertainers

They were more than movie actors, they also conquered the stage, the airwaves and the jukeboxes. They were all round musical performers like Sinatra, Jolson, Garland, Crosby, Astaire, Armstrong, Fitzgerald : they were the Great Entertainers.

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Larry Parks as Al Jolson in Jolson Sings Again (1949)

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Judy Garland : You Go To My Head

Started by Classic Movie Man. Last reply by Austin Brown Oct 16, 2010. 3 Replies

Al Jolson on Film

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Comment by Michael B. Druxman on March 13, 2012 at 10:57pm

My one-person play about the great Maurice Chevalier is now available on Amazon in both a paperback and Kindle edition. 

Here's a short book trailer:

CHEVALIER

Comment by M.T. Fisher on June 13, 2010 at 11:56am
Sammy Davis, Jr. was one who could do it all.
Comment by M.T. Fisher on June 13, 2010 at 11:55am
Brando, who didn't go to funerals, even went to Durante's. He said Durante taught him how to laugh. In his biography of Durante, Jhan Robbins said he couldn't find one detractor of Durante.
Comment by Michael B. Druxman on June 7, 2010 at 8:30am
How about Jimmy Durante?

He was perhaps the most beloved entertainer of them all.
Comment by Dilla on December 15, 2008 at 2:27pm
These were the best and still are. Love the classics !!!
 

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