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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
Broadway Melody of 1938
Broadway Melody of 1938 Alice Clayton
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Honky Tonk
Honky Tonk Sophie Leonard


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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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Show Show Self (22 credits)
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Other Works:

She acted in the play, "Gay Paree," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

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


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 »


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