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The Resource Red hot mama : the life of Sophie Tucker, Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

Red hot mama : the life of Sophie Tucker, Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

Label
Red hot mama : the life of Sophie Tucker
Title
Red hot mama
Title remainder
the life of Sophie Tucker
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The "First Lady of Show Business" and the "Last of the Red Hot Mamas," Sophie Tucker was a star in vaudeville, radio, film, and television. A gutsy, song-belting stage performer, she entertained audiences for sixty years and inspired a host of younger women, including Judy Garland, Carol Channing, and Bette Midler. Tucker was a woman who defied traditional expectations and achieved success on her own terms, becoming the first female president of the American Federation of Actors and winning many other honors usually bestowed on men. Dedicated to social justice, she advocated for African Americans in the entertainment industry and cultivated friendships with leading black activists and performers. Tucker was also one of the most generous philanthropists in show business, raising over four million dollars for the religious and racial causes she held dear. Drawing from the hundreds of scrapbooks Tucker compiled, Red Hot Mama presents a compelling biography of this larger-than-life performer. Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff tells an engrossing story of how a daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants set her sights on becoming one of the most formidable women in show business and achieved her version of the American dream. More than most of her contemporaries, Tucker understood how to keep her act fresh, to change branding when audiences grew tired and, most importantly, how to connect with her fans, the press, and entertainment moguls. Both deservedly famous and unjustly forgotten today, Tucker stands out as an exemplar of the immigrant experience and a trailblazer for women in the entertainment industry." -- Publisher's description
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10657454
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sklaroff, Lauren Rebecca
Dewey number
  • 782.42164092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Tucker, Sophie
  • Tucker, Sophie
  • Singers
  • Singers
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
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the life of Sophie Tucker
Label
Red hot mama : the life of Sophie Tucker, Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Breaking with tradition -- Finding a place in the city -- Acceptance as a rising star -- The hazards of becoming a jazz queen -- Everybody's mama -- Grasping for recognition -- The value of devotion -- Sophie Tucker for president
Control code
on1002302799
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781477312360
Lccn
2017037715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002302799
Label
Red hot mama : the life of Sophie Tucker, Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Breaking with tradition -- Finding a place in the city -- Acceptance as a rising star -- The hazards of becoming a jazz queen -- Everybody's mama -- Grasping for recognition -- The value of devotion -- Sophie Tucker for president
Control code
on1002302799
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781477312360
Lccn
2017037715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002302799

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