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Jolson Story

Jolson Story

Broadcast: 16th February 1948
Added: May 21 2010

Lux Radio Theater presents the 1946 Columbia pictures award winning screenplay The Jolson Story. This musical biography of the life story of singer Al Jolson stars Jolson in the leading role, Evelyn Keyes as Julie (the part portraying Jolson's real life wife, Ruby Keeler), William Demarest as his manager, Ludwig Donath as his father Cantor Joelson. Keyes, Demerest and Donath all appeared in the original film.

Includes the hit songs, Toot-Toot Tootsie, Goodbye, You Made Me Love You, Swannee, Rockabye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody and April Showers.

Produced by: William Keighley