Thursday, March 27, 2014

Truly 'The World's Greatest Entertainer'

By Steve Crum

Al Jolson performs for the troops in Korea, 1950. Alistair Cooke wrote, "He [Jolson] had one last hour of glory. He offered to fly to Korea and entertain the troops hemmed in on the United Nations precarious August bridgehead. The troops yelled for his appearance. He went down on his knee again and sang Mammy, and the troops wept and cheered.”
Enjoy some rarely seen footage of Jolson singing for our troops during both WWII and Korea:

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