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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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 1974 Amazing Grace
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 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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Swingin' The Dream (1939). Musical comedy. A variation on "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. Book by Gilbert Seldes and Erik Charell. Lyrics by Eddie de Lange. Music by Jimmy Van Heusen. Vocal arrangements by Lyn Murray. Music orchestrated by Phil Wall, Herb Guigley, Ardon Cornwell and Fletcher Henderson. ... See more »

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Jackie 'Moms' Mabley | Jackie Mabley
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The teenagers aren't all bad. I love 'em if nobody else does. There ain't nothing wrong with young people. Jus' quit lyin' to 'em. See more »

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Had four children: Bonnie, Chriistine, Yvonne and Charles. See more »

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