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Moms Mabley (1894–1975)


One the most successful entertainers of the Black vaudeville stage, also known as the Chitlin Circuit, was Jackie "Moms" Mabley, born Loretta Mary Aiken in 1894. At the apex of her long career, she was earning $10,000 a week at Harlem's Apollo Theatre. Mabley focused on conventional topics such as family and others not normally covered by ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1974 Amazing Grace
Grace
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Aunt Edna
- Lover's Quarrel (1970) ... Aunt Edna (as Jackie 'Moms' Mabley)
 1948 Boarding House Blues
Moms (as Jackie Mabley)
 1933 The Emperor Jones
Marcella (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Williams, Elsie A. "Moms Mabley and the Afro-American Comic Performance." Women's Comic Visions. Ed. June Sochen. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1991. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jackie 'Moms' Mabley | Jackie Mabley
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Personal Quote:

Life is like a game of poker: If you don't put any in the pot, there won't be any to take out. See more »

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Profiled in the book, "Funny Ladies", by Stephen M. Silverman. See more »

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