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Mae West (I) (1893–1980)


Mae West was born in Queens, New York, to "Battling Jack" West and Matilda Doelger. She began her career as a child star in vaudeville, and later went on to write her own plays, including "SEX", for which she was arrested. Though her first movie role was a small part in Night After Night (1932), her scene has become famous. A coat check girl ... See full bio »

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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

I'm No Angel
(1933)
She Done Him Wrong
(1933)
My Little Chickadee
My Little Chickadee Flower Belle Lee
(1940)
Klondike Annie
Klondike Annie The Frisco Doll / Rose Carlton / Sister Annie Alden
(1936)

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 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (performer: "They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk", "I Found a New Way to Go to Town", "I Want You, I Need You" - uncredited)
 1978 Sextette (performer: "Love Will Keep Us Together", "After You've Gone", "Happy Birthday Twenty One")
 1971 My Tongue Is -Quick! ("My Old Flame", uncredited)
 1970 Myra Breckinridge (performer: "Hard to Handle", "You Gotta Taste All the Fruit" - uncredited)
 1969 Mondo Trasho (performer: "Treat Him Right", "You Turn Me On")
 1965 The Love Goddesses (Documentary) (performer: "They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk" - uncredited)
 1958 The 30th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Baby, It's Cold Outside")
 1943 The Heat's On (performer: "I'm Just a Stranger in Town" (1943), "Hello, Mi Amigo" (1943))
 1940 My Little Chickadee (performer: "Willie of the Valley")
 1937 Every Day's a Holiday (performer: "Jubilee" (uncredited), "Fifi", "Little Butterfly", "Every Day's a Holiday" (uncredited), "Along the Broadway Trail" (uncredited))
 1936 Go West Young Man (performer: "ON A TYPICAL TROPICAL NIGHT", "I WAS SAYING TO THE MOON")
 1936 Klondike Annie (performer: "My Medicine Man" (uncredited), "Cheer Up, Little Sister", "It's Better to Give Than to Receive", "I'm an Occidental Woman in an Oriental Mood for Love", "Mister Deep Blue Sea", "Little Bar Butterfly")
 1935 Goin' to Town (performer: "HE'S A BAD MAN", "NOW I'M A LADY", "MON COEUR S'OEUVRE A TA VOIX", "LOVE IS LOVE")
 1934 Belle of the Nineties (performer: "Memphis Blues", "My Old Flame", "Troubled Waters", "When a St. Louis Woman Goes Down to New Orleans" - uncredited)
 1933 I'm No Angel (performer: "They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk" (1933), "That Dallas Man" (1933), "I Found a New Way to Go to Town" (1933), "I Want You, I Need You" (1933), "I'm No Angel" (1933) - uncredited)
 1933 She Done Him Wrong (performer: "I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone" (1933), "A Guy What Takes His Time" (1933), "Frankie and Johnny" (1912) - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in the play, "Come on Up," at the Hanna Theater in Cleveland, Ohio. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 14 Print Biographies | 12 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 8 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 30 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Jane Mast

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I always save one boyfriend for a rainy day . . . and another in case it doesn't rain. See more »

Trivia:

During World War II, Miss West's name was applied to various pieces of military equipment and was thus listed in Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition. The Royal Air Force named its inflatable lifejackets "Mae Wests", and United States Army soldiers referred to twin-turreted combat tanks also as "Mae Wests". See more »

Trademark:

Deep sultry voice See more »

Nickname:

"The Statue of Libido" See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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