George Jessel

Comedian, Author

1898 – 1981

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Who was George Jessel?

George Albert Jessel, sometimes called "Georgie" Jessel, was an American illustrated song "model," actor, singer, songwriter, and Academy Award-winning movie producer. He was famous in his lifetime as a multitalented comedic entertainer, achieving a level of recognition that transcended his limited roles in movies. He was widely known by his nickname, the "Toastmaster General of the United States," for his frequent role as the master of ceremonies at political and entertainment gatherings.

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Born
Apr 3, 1898
The Bronx
Also known as
  • George Albert Jessel
  • George E. Jessel
  • "Georgie" Jessel
  • Toastmaster General of the United States
  • Georgie
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • The Bronx
Died
May 23, 1981
Los Angeles
Resting place
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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