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Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker billed herself as the Last of the Red Hot Mamas, and she enjoyed one of the longest careers in variety, beginning in beer halls and starring in vaudeville and night clubs. Perhaps because of her long career, Sophie became a symbol of the last days of vaudeville, a purveyor of sentiment and nostalgia, her corseted, overdressed, bejeweled and ample figure a metaphor for the Gilded Age.

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