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Sophie Tucker (1884)

Tucker was a Russian-born American singer and entertainer who began performing vaudeville as a child, singing ragtime melodies in blackface. She later abandoned the makeup but continued in the African-American style, helping popularize the songs of black composers. Known for her racy songs, she enjoyed great success on tour and went on to appear in several stage and movie musicals but was best known as a nightclub torch singer. In her later years, she was billed under what moniker? More...
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Sophie Tucker (1884)
Tucker was a Russian-born American singer and entertainer who began performing vaudeville as a child, singing ragtime melodies in blackface. She later abandoned the makeup but continued in the African-American style, helping popularize the songs of black composers. Known for her racy songs, she enjoyed great success on tour and went on to appear in several stage and movie musicals but was best known as a nightclub torch singer.
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At a young age, she began singing at her parents' restaurant for tips.[7] Between taking orders and serving customers, Sophie "would stand up in the narrow space by the door and sing with all the drama I could put into it. At the end of the last chorus, between me and the onions there wasn't a dry eye in the place."

Hahahahahahaha! "(...) between me and the onions there wasn't a dry eye in the place."

Hahahahahahaha!
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Phew, you learn something here. To blacken one's face as to hide a so-called deficiency of the body: how racial and discriminatory can you get?
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She was widely known by the nickname "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas."
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Pieter_Hove wrote:
To blacken one's face as to hide a so-called deficiency of the body: how racial and discriminatory can you get?


There was a Today's birthday article not long ago about a writer, who blackened his face and travelled across southern US to experience racial discrimination firsthand.
And he wrote a very good book about it.
Unfortunately, I don't remember who he was.

I was a big fan of The Beatles, and I've never heard the story. That's a good one.
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