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Moms Mabley (1894–1975)


One the most successful entertainers of the Black vaudeville stage, also known as the Chitlin Circuit, was Jackie "Moms" Mabley, born Loretta Mary Aiken in 1894. At the apex of her long career, she was earning $10,000 a week at Harlem's Apollo Theatre. Mabley focused on conventional topics such as family and others not normally covered by ... See full bio »

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 1974 Amazing Grace
Grace
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Aunt Edna
- Lover's Quarrel (1970) ... Aunt Edna (as Jackie 'Moms' Mabley)
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Maid
 1948 Boarding House Blues
Moms (as Jackie Mabley)
 1933 The Emperor Jones
Marcella (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared (billed as Jackie Mabley) in "Blackberries of 1932" on Broadway. Musical [All Black cast]. Music / lyrics by Donald Heywood and Tom Peluso. Book by Lee Posner and Eddie Green. Featuring songs with lyrics by Ben Bernard (also director). Musical Director: Sam Wooding. Choreographed by Sidney Sprague and Lew Crawford. ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jackie 'Moms' Mabley | Jackie Mabley
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Personal Quote:

Love is like playing checkers. You have to know which man to move. See more »

Trivia:

Had four children: Bonnie, Chriistine, Yvonne and Charles. See more »

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Pisces

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