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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)
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Show Show Self (22 credits)
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Other Works:

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 | 2 Articles | See more »
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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:

Durable singer and occasional actress whose career spanned more than six decades. A formidable lady both personally and as a singer, posessed of a clear alto voice and saucy wit, her theme song and biggest hit was "Some of These Days," but she also introduced such standards as "M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)" and "My Yiddishe Momma." See more »

Nickname:

Last of the Red Hot Mamas

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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