George Albert "Georgie" Jessel (April 3, 1898 – May 23, 1981) was an American illustrated song "model",
actor, singer, songwriter, and film 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. Jessel originated the title role in the stage
production of The Jazz Singer.