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They turned out the lights on Broadway, as headlines announced that the World's Greatest Entertainer was gone. Take a look at some of the contemporary newspapers, and how they broke the news of Jolson's passing.
New York Times
A small article on the front page linked to a large feature inside. Here is the New York Times' announcement of Jolson's death.

Remember the playing around with the city Dubuque's name in The Jolson Story? Well, here is how that city's newspaper reported the passing of Al Jolson.

Lowell, Massachusetts
Thanks to Don Tamblyn, here is another article about Jolson's passing, as printed in the Lowell, Massachusetts Sun. This is from the United Press syndicate rather than the Associated Press, the source of the above articles. A different take on the event.

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