May 10, 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sophie Tucker, born Sonya Kalish (also called Sophie Abuza), to a Jewish family in Tsarist Russia on Jan. 13, 1884. The family moved to a new life in America in 1887. Her life is a success story of rags to riches. She became an international star and ruled the world of vaudeville, music halls, burlesque, nightclubs, and later Hollywood, performing in both Yiddish and English in a career that spanned over 62 years. Known for her powerful delivery of comical and risqué songs, she was one of the more popular entertainers in the U.S. during the first half of the 20th century.
Before Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bette Midler, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and Mae West, she was the first woman to infatuate audiences with a bold, bawdy and brassy style unlike any other. Known by the nickname “The Last of the Red Hot Mamas”, her career ended with her passing on Feb. 6, 1966 in New York. She had a talent too great to ignore as will be seen in this movie.
There will be ample opportunity for questions from the virtual audience after the talk.
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