Mae West (I) (1893–1980)


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Mae West was born August 17, 1893 in Brooklyn, 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, at age 40, was a small part in Night After Night (1932), her scene has become ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1933)
(1933)
Goin' to Town Cleo Borden
(1935)
My Little Chickadee Flower Belle Lee
(1940)

Filmography

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 1977 Sextette
Marlo Manners
 1970 Myra Breckinridge
Leticia
 1964 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Mae West
- Mae West Meets Mister Ed (1964) ... Mae West
 1960 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Autobiography Writer Mae West
- Goodness Had Nothing to Do with It with guest star Mae West (1960) ... Autobiography Writer Mae West
 1943 The Heat's On
Fay Lawrence
 1940 My Little Chickadee
Flower Belle Lee
 1937 Every Day's a Holiday
Peaches O'Day
 1936 Go West Young Man
Mavis Arden
 1936 Klondike Annie
The Frisco Doll / Rose Carlton / Sister Annie Alden
 1935 Goin' to Town
Cleo Borden
 1934 Belle of the Nineties
Ruby Carter
 1933 I'm No Angel
Tira
 1933 She Done Him Wrong
Lady Lou
 1932 Night After Night
Maudie Triplett
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Playwright: "Frisco Kate". Later co-wrote with Victor McLaglen the screenplay for director Raoul Walsh's Klondike Annie (1936), in which she also appeared. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 15 Print Biographies | 12 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 10 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 31 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Jane Mast

Height:

5' (1.52 m)

Spouse:

Guido Deiro  (divorced) | See more »

Parents:

John Patrick West | Matilda Doelger
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

To err is human, but it feels divine. See more »

Trivia:

Mae West died two days before her Night After Night (1932) and Sextette (1977) co-star George Raft. See more »

Trademark:

Sparkling blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

The Statue of Libido See more »

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