Norman Brooks (August 19, 1928 – September 14, 2006) was a Canadian singer, best known for his ability to sound like Al Jolson. He was born Norman Joseph Arie, the son of Lebanese parents, in Montreal in 1928. He played Jolson in the 1956 film, The Best Things in Life Are Free. Brooks performed in nightclubs and on television in the United States and Canada during the 1950s and 1960s. He played himself in the 1960 film Ocean's Eleven.

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  • Norman Brooks war ein kanadischer Sänger und Imitator von Al Jolson. Geboren als Norman Joseph Arie, Sohn libanesischer Eltern, spielte er Jolson in The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956). Brooks trat in den 1950er und 1960er Jahren in Nachtclubs und im Fernsehen in Kanada und den USA auf. 1960 trat er im Film Ocean's Eleven auf.
  • Norman Brooks (August 19, 1928 – September 14, 2006) was a Canadian singer, best known for his ability to sound like Al Jolson. He was born Norman Joseph Arie, the son of Lebanese parents, in Montreal in 1928. He played Jolson in the 1956 film, The Best Things in Life Are Free. Brooks performed in nightclubs and on television in the United States and Canada during the 1950s and 1960s. He played himself in the 1960 film Ocean's Eleven. His records "Hello Sunshine" and "You Shouldn't Have Kissed Me The First Time" for the Zodiac Records label were national hits in 1953. His song "A Sky-Blue Shirt and a Rainbow Tie" reached No. 17 in the UK Singles Chart in November 1954.
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  • Norman Brooks war ein kanadischer Sänger und Imitator von Al Jolson. Geboren als Norman Joseph Arie, Sohn libanesischer Eltern, spielte er Jolson in The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956). Brooks trat in den 1950er und 1960er Jahren in Nachtclubs und im Fernsehen in Kanada und den USA auf. 1960 trat er im Film Ocean's Eleven auf.
  • Norman Brooks (August 19, 1928 – September 14, 2006) was a Canadian singer, best known for his ability to sound like Al Jolson. He was born Norman Joseph Arie, the son of Lebanese parents, in Montreal in 1928. He played Jolson in the 1956 film, The Best Things in Life Are Free. Brooks performed in nightclubs and on television in the United States and Canada during the 1950s and 1960s. He played himself in the 1960 film Ocean's Eleven.
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