Al Jolson died in San Francisco last night too late to hit the headlines of the morning papers, but in the evening papers to-day he swept everything before him, including President Truman at the fifth anniversary of the United Nations. At sixty-four he was the luckiest man in show business. He went from minstrel show to blackface, from vaudeville to Broadway before he hit a fabulous prosperity as the most sentimental of all sentimental singers, a poor Russian cantor's son daubed with burnt cork and down on one knee sobbing for the "mammy" he had never known in a south that nobody ever knew. For twenty dazzling years he was "as corny as Kansas in August, high as a flag on the fourth of July. Jazz overtook ragtime, vaudeville languished, the "era of wonderful nonsense" exploded as flat as a bottle of Texas Guinan's forty-dollar-a-bottle imitation champagne.
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The former girlfriend of the leading novelist of the beat generation Jack Kerouac has revealed details of their affair and his descent into bizarre behaviour on finding fame, in a new book to be published more than 40 years after his death. Joyce Johnson, an accomplished author, also dispels the myth that Kerouac's writing was effortlessly spontaneous. Where he claimed his novel On the Road was written in a blast of energy during three weeks in she recalls that he spent years revising his work and carefully crafted each paragraph. Her book is just part of a revival of the cult that surrounded Kerouac which has this year prompted three feature films and a documentary, as well as books and an exhibition at the British Library. Johnson, now 77, describes him as a "very odd person" who treated her dreadfully but was the love of her life.
Peter Bergman is celebrating his 30th anniversary on The Young and the Restless having joined the cast as the multi-faceted Jack Abbott in November The head of the Abbott family, Jack has survived countless personal and business setbacks, as well as five painful divorces. His drive to succeed as a businessman is only eclipsed by his desire to defeat his bitter enemy, Victor Newman Eric Braeden.
President John F. Kennedy may have had an intimate relationship with a gay friend from his prep school days, claims bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer , who has written two books about the Kennedys. Kennedy and Billings met in in their sophomore year at Choate Rosemary Hall, an exclusive Connecticut prep school.