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Moms Mabley - Men In My Life 1965

On: Monday, December 30, 2013

Moms Mabley
Loretta Mary Aiken
aka Jackie Mabley
Brevard, North Carolina, USA
Mar 19 1894 – May 23 1975 age 81

Few watching (Mom's) antics on stage could have believed the misery in her own life. Born in Bravard, North Carolina, “Moms” became a mother while in her teens (11 yrs) - against her will. She was raped twice, once by a black, once by a white (town sheriff), and in both cases gave the baby up for adoption. Her fireman father was killed in the line of duty and her mother was run over by a truck after coming home from Christmas church services. At 14, the girl was earning a living in show business, with no home to return to.
She got her stage name from her first real love, Jack Mabley. In later years, that name and her burlesque-style delivery led some unknowing fans to wonder if “Moms” was really a female impersonator. Clarice Taylor, who created a one-woman show called “Moms” in 1987 and had a successful off-Broadway run with it reported that in her later years Mabley was a lesbian. ~excerpt,
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Chess LP-1497
Her other albums on this blog are "tagged" at the bottom of this post
& Pigmeat Markham - Laugh Time
I Like 'Em Young 1972
Live At The Apollo 1994
Moms At The Mich 1975
Moms' Dream 1991
Tivoli Theater
Mom Mabley Sings 1969
It's Your Thing 1969
The World's Prayer 1973


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