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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 Soundtrack
(2013)
The Joker Is Wild Sophie Tucker
(1957)
Follow the Boys Sophie Tucker
(1944)
Broadway Melody of 1938 Alice Clayton
(1937)

Filmography

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 1957 The Joker Is Wild
Sophie Tucker
 1952 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Actress / Vocalist
- Episode #3.15 (1952) ... Guest Actress / Vocalist
 1944 Sensations of 1945
Sophie Tucker
 1944 Follow the Boys
Sophie Tucker
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Mother Ralph
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938
Alice Clayton
 1934 Gay Love
Sophie Tucker - Singer
 1929 Honky Tonk
Sophie Leonard
 1920 A Social Sleuth (Short)
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Other Works:

She performed in the show, "Twice Nightly Variety," at the Holborn Empire Theatre in Holborn, London, England with The Western Brothers (George & Kenneth), Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane, Murray & Mooney, Paul Paetzold & Company, The Three Biltmorettes, Joe Milton and Anita Martell in the cast. See more »

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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 »

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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