Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker

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qThis is a biography of a vaudeville and cabaret performer who saw herself as one of the first liberated women and the qLast of the Red Hot Mammas.q It tells the story of her birth as her mother traveled to Boston from Russia, her childhood in Boston, and her first public performance at Poli's Vaudeville Theatre at the age of 13. It also recounts her troubled marriage to Louis Tuck and the birth of their son, her meeting with Willie Howard, a vaudeville veteran who encouraged her to go to New York and pursue a stage career, her discovery by Flo Ziegfeld, her rise to headliner status under the guidance of her agent William Morris, and her work in films.q--BOOK JACKET.First Lady of Show Business Armond Fields ... When Sophie and her entourage arrived in London, she was met at the train station by representatives of the sponsoring Moss ... An anonymous taxi ride to the Picadilly Hotel and a ritualized greeting from hotel employees suggested they knew little about their American visitor.

Title:Sophie Tucker
Author:Armond Fields
Publisher:McFarland - 2003-05-08


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