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Alma Jolson (Osbourne)

Death: 1976
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Ex-wife of Al Jolson

Occupation: Chorus girl
Managed by: Adam Robert Brown
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About Ethel Delmar

While the tour of Bombo was on its summer break in July of 1922, Jolson wooed and married Ethel Delmar. A chorus girl in George White's Scandals, Ethel's looks and fun loving personality supposedly captivated Jolson at first sight. Soon after the wedding, she found herself being ignored and abandoned for weeks at a time – a perfect echo of Jolson's first marriage. Ethel drowned her sorrows in bootleg booze. Occasionally, Jolson tried to reach out to her, but these attempts were halfhearted. His attentions were, as usual, focused on his audiences.

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