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Transylvania's Most Famous: Comedy Queen Jackie 'Moms' Mabley, Part II

Picturing The Past


Last updated 12/7/2020 at 3:13pm

Moms Mabley vinyl comedy album cover "The Funniest Woman in the World," recorded at Tivoli Theater in Chicago, 1960 (Courtesy photo)

Last week's Picturing the Past featured Loretta Mary Aiken. A brief account of major life events of her childhood provided some insight into how she came to create the comedic character Jackie Mabley. This week's Picturing the Past will recount Loretta's rise to international stardom as Jackie "Moms" Mabley, a.k.a. "The Funniest Woman in the World."

As previously mentioned in last week's article, Loretta's character Jackie Mabley disdained old men. Mabley's dislike of old men was a central theme of her performances; her most popular jokes were about her lust for younger men and her rejecti...

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