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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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Known For

Killer Diller
Killer Diller Herself
(1948)
The Mike Douglas Show
The Mike Douglas Show Herself - Comedienne / Herself - Co-Host
(1971-1973)

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:

Album: "Moms Mabley at the Playboy Club" (Chess Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jackie 'Moms' Mabley | Jackie Mabley
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

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

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