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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
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 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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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Quince"; billed as Jackie Mabley) in "Swingin' The Dream" on Broadway. Musical comedy. A variation on "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. Book by Gilbert Seldes and Erik Charell (also producer / director). Lyrics by Edgar De Lange. Music by Jimmy Van Heusen. Vocal arrangements by Lyn Murray. Music ... 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:

Life is like a game of poker: If you don't put any in the pot, there won't be any to take out. See more »

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

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