Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker
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by Sophie Tucker

Biography

Sophie (or Sonia) Kalish-Abuza, 13 January 1884, in transit between Russia and Poland, d. 9 February 1966, New York, USA. A legendary performer of generous proportions, brassy and dynamic, who claimed to be The Last Of The Red-Hot Mamas. The daughter of Russian parents, Tucker was taken to the USA when she was three years old. Sophie’s father took the man’s name and papers in an attempt to evade the Russian authorities. By the time she was 10-years-old Tucker was a singing waitress in... Read more

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jazz
female vocalists
20s
1920s
30s
russian
old fashioned
female vocalist
vaudeville
swing
oldies
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