The Valentine Theatre Performers and Bios
Al Jolson (May 26, 1886- October 23, 1950
Al Jolson was a popular American vaudeville performer, actor, composer, lyricist, and producer. Jolson was the first recording artist to sell over ten million records and had the equivalent of twenty-three number one hits. Jolson is best known on the silver screen for his portrayal of Jack Robin in Hollywood’s first “talkie,” The Jazz Singer.
Anna Pavlova (1881 – 1931)
Anna Pavlova graced the world’s stages as the perfect romantic ballerina. She began touring in 1914 and mesmerized audiences from all cultures with her magical grace and poetic beauty.