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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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 2013 The Great Gatsby (performer: "Where The Wind Blows")
 2010 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Boardwalk Empire (2010) ... (performer: "Some of These Days" (1910), "Good Morning Judge" - uncredited)
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (performer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Torn (2007) ... (performer: "Some Of These Days", "There'll Be Some Changes Made")
 1975 Good Neighbors (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Plough Your Own Furrow (1975) ... (performer: "Life Begins at Forty")
 1968 Flesh (performer: "Makin' Wicky Wacky Down in Waikiki")
 1944 Follow the Boys (performer: "The Bigger the Army and the Navy", "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited)
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938 (performer: "Everybody Sing" (1937), "Some of These Days" (1910), "Your Broadway and My Broadway" (1937) - uncredited)
 1929 Honky Tonk (performer: "I'm the Last of the Red Hot Mamas", "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
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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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Personal Quote:

When interviewed by Edward R. Murrow on the television show, Person to Person, "I wowed them in Budapest". See more »


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 »


Last of the Red Hot Mamas

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