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Sophie Tucker (I) (1884–1966)


What becomes a legend most? For the beloved Russian-born entertainer Sophie Tucker, it was most definitely the live stage. The stage was her home. She fed off a live audience and it's what made her the sensation she was. Seeing her up close and personal was to get the very best of her. Movies and TV were too restrictive to capture the true essence... See full bio »

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 1952-1953 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Actress / Vocalist
- Episode #3.21 (1953) ... Guest Actress / Vocalist
- Episode #3.15 (1952) ... Guest Actress / Vocalist
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Mother Ralph
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938
Alice Clayton
 1929 Honky Tonk
Sophie Leonard
 1920 A Social Sleuth (Short)
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Stage Play: High Kickers. Musical comedy. Based on an idea by Phil Silvers. Book by George Jessel, Bert Kalmar, and Harry Ruby. Choreographed by Carl Randall. Directed by Ed Sobol. Broadhurst Theatre: 31 Oct 1941- 28 Mar 1942 (171 performances). Cast: Sunny Ainsworth, Jean Anthony, Helen Barrie, Rollin Bauer, Bob Bay, Barbara Brewster, ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | See more »
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Personal Quote:

From birth to age 18, a girl needs good parents, from 18 to 35 she needs good looks, from 35 to 55 she needs a good personality, and from 55 on she needs cash. See more »

Trivia:

According to Michael Rogin's book, "Blackface, White Noise: Jewish Immigrants and the Hollywood Melting Pot," Sophie Tucker, originally billed as the "World Renowned Coon Shouter," subsequently was given the sobriquet "Queen of Jazz." See more »

Nickname:

Last of the Red Hot Mamas

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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