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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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Known For

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Soundtrack
(2013)
Broadway Melody of 1938
Broadway Melody of 1938 Alice Clayton
(1937)
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
(1937)
Honky Tonk
Honky Tonk Sophie Leonard
(1929)

Filmography

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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)
Show Show Soundtrack (10 credits)
Show Show Self (22 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (16 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Book) Some of these days; the autobiography of Sophie Tucker. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, honey, rich is better. See more »

Trivia:

She married and divorced three times. She married first husband Louis Tuck while in her hometown as a teen; her second husband, Frank Westphal, was her pianist at the time; and third husband Al Lackey was a fan who turned into her business manager. It led to her promise in the song "I'm Living Alone": "There isn't going to be a fourth Mr. Ex / and I'll be darned if I'm paying anymore alimony ... See more »

Nickname:

Last of the Red Hot Mamas

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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