Moms Mabley aka Loretta Mary Aiken (born March 19, 1894 – died May 23, 1975) is one of the most successful entertainers of the Black Vaudeville stage and actress. She is also known as Chitlin Circuit was Jackie “Moms” Mabley in the 1920s.
Moms Mabley Biography
Then she recorded comedy albums and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, The Smother Brothers Comedy Hour and various television performances, and also films.
She was born in Brevard, North Carolina. She is the daughter of James Aiken and Mary Smith. She is one of 16 children. Her father is a successful businessman and mom is a housewife.
Marley’s grandmother encouraged her, at the age of 14, she ran away Cleveland, Ohio, and joining a traveling Vaudeville style minstrel show starring Butterbean and Susie where she sang and entertained.
In 1909 her father was killed when a fire engine exploded while he was volunteering as a firefighter. Then her mother took over the family’s primary business, a general store.
A couple of years later Mabley’s mother died from an accident. She is one of the most popular T.O.B.A (Tough On Black Asses Circuit) entertainers. T.O.B.A was Mabley’s independent organization until the company was disbanded during the Great Depression.
Moms Mabley Wiki
|Moms Mabley Wiki & Biography|
|Real Name||Loretta Mary Aiken|
|Profession||Stand-up comedian and Actress|
|Date of Birth||March 19, 1894|
|Died||May 23, 1975|
|Birthplace||Brevard, North Carolina, U.S|
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
|Height in Centimeters||167 cm|
|Height in meters||1.67 m|
|Height in Inches||5 feet 6 inches|
|Weight in Kilograms||65 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||143 lbs|
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|Marital Status||Never Married|
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|Hobbies||Stand Up Comedy|
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Biography of Moms Mabley
She was earning the US $10000 a week at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. She performed in many stage shows. These are the following: Bowman’s Cotton Blossoms (1919) Looks Who’s Here (1927) Miss Bandana (1927)
Fast and Furious (1931) The Joy Boat (1930) Sidewalk of Harlem (1930) Red Pastures (1930) Blackberries of 1932( 1932) Swingin the Dream (1938) Mabley was known as “The Funniest Woman in the World “.
She also added the odd ironic music to her songs and in July 1969 she reached 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her cover version of “Abraham Martin and John.”
Her career spanned five decades, but until the early 1960s, white audiences did not know her. In 1962 she performed at the Carnegie Hall.
Mainstream TV appearances in the 1960s included various appearances on shows hosted by Flip Winston, Mike Douglas, Merv Giffin, The Smother Brothers Comedy Hour (1967), and Rowes and Martin Laugh-In (1967).
The irreverent Feminist comics of that period influenced her. She appeared in several shows. Her notable films include Emperor Jones (1933) Killer Diller (1948) Boarding House Blues (1948) Amazing Grace (1974) It’s Your Stuff (1970 documentary). She died in the White Plains, New York, on May 23, 1975.
Mabley never married, and she had six kids. By the age of 14, as a result of being raped, Mabley had given birth to two twins — by an older black man at age 11, and by a white sheriff at age 13. They gave up their children for adoption.