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Moms Mabley

Jackie Moms Mabley, born Loretta Mary Aiken (March 19, 1894 – May 23, 1975) was an American standup comedian and a pioneer of the so-called Chitlin' Circuit of African-American vaudeville.

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Moms Mabley - "Abraham, Martin & John" (Merv Griffin Show 1969): via Mom's born on this date in 1894
Far too few WNC folks even know who Moms Mabley was.. A shame. My pops had all those old party albums.. Redd Fox and Moms Mabley were my jam
Jackie "Moms" Mabley, born March 19, 1894, was a legendary and pioneering comedian and actress who broke down...
Remembering one of the greatest comedians ever: Ms.Jackie "Moms" Mabley, born Loretta Mary Aiken, was an American...
Happy birthday Moms Mabley! receiver celebrates the comedienne
Moms Mabley said, "A woman's a woman until the day she dies, but a man's only a man as long as he can."
Moms Mabley went to NYC & was very successful on the Chitlin' Circuit, earning more than $10,000 a week.
Jackie "Moms" Mabley — Comedian known for her warm yet garish stand-up routines and hit albums. Born this day, 1894.
Moms Mabley would have celebrated her birthday today!
Whoopi Goldberg has done a film doc on pioneering African American comedian MOMS MABLEY (b. 18Mar1894)
Today is the 121th birthday of Legendary Jackie "Moms" Mabley. How many times do you laugh watching her video below?
It's the birthday of legendary African-American comedian Jackie "Moms" Mabley, born Loretta Mary Aiken in...
Happy Birthday to born Moms Mabley! Born in in 1894. Performed at the Apollo, on TV, in films, & more!
Black Pride remembers Jackie "Moms" Mabley, the legendary standup comedian on her birthday. She was a veteran of...
Happy birthday to pioneering comedian Moms Mabley (1894-1975), born on this day in Brevard
Jackie "Moms" Mabley was born in Brevard, North Carolina in the 1890s, and went on to establish a ca
My casting for an all-female Ghostbusters would be:. . Gillian Anderson (because X-Files). Betty White. Hologram Moms Mabley.
There is nothing you can do to me ' old man who brought the message of a young man. -Application of Moms Mabley
"Hey honey, make me look like Lena Horne if you possibly can, up there mister light man." . Moms Mabley
How do you do, Mr. Fixell? Thanks for the follow! Question: have you ever heard of the late Jackie "Moms" Mabley?
convinced the world needs a biopic of Moms Mabley or probably the Chitlin Circuit as a movement
watching documentary on Moms Mabley. It's late so hope to get through all otherwise Mon.
MOMS MABLEY!My mom would send us out to play so she could listen to her records. LOL Found my mom's family is related to her.
I think I am starting to see the reason Moms Mabley didn't want anything to do with an old man except hold him for the police! LOL!!!
Mommy didn't allow us to watch 'Peyton Place' & 'The Fugitive'. Couldn't listen to Moms Mabley/Redd Foxx/Richard Pryor
Old timers raised me on moms Mabley, Pryor & etc. Legendary right here. you see this?
Moms Mabley will totally have his number.
ur grandma reminds me so much of Moms Mabley, very funny. I love my people for being who they are.
Killer Diller (1948) with Moms Mabley, Nat King Cole Trio, The Clark Brothers, and more featured in this film.
Moms Mabley/Claudia's BLACK grandma has that chicken/cake/punch in mouth patois.
Claudia's grandma should be cast in the Lifetime biopic about Moms Mabley.;)
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Moms Mabley/Claudia’s Black Grandma might be a good addition to Mama Joyce/Aunt Bertha’them.
no disrespect but Claudia's grandma looks just like Moms Mabley!
"If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got." - Moms Mabley
Jello Puddin and the Blaxploits. Episode pretty much predicted the future and paid tribute to Moms Mabley
Just watched Whoop's Moms Mabley tribute; what a great woman!! Her rendition of "Abraham Martin and John" is the most touching!
I SOUND like moms mabley on roids i dunno sometimes im in the zone lol
. They can't quote Moms Mabley today , the tooth replacement clinics put a stop to that. Funny lady.
The Bill Cosby stuff is getting ridiculous...just heard Moms Mabley came back from the dead to tell her cosby story. # ridiculous
NOW WE CAN ALL regret seeing just as Abraham Lincoln, Uncle Sam, apple pie, and Moms Mabley intended.
Something we should all agree on ... MOMs Mabley is funny! Let get together people ... Our enemies…
"Life is like a game of poker: If you don't put any in the pot, there won't be any to take out." - Jackie "Moms" Mabley
Moms Mabley wants her hat back from Cynthia
Performer starts us off with the voice of Moms Mabley
Jackie Moms Mabley at The Playboy Club & Breaks Up the Network: via
Mystery of Moms Mabley unraveled in this episode of History @ work. Moms at the myth (Part 2) via
& Whitney Strub show how historians work: debunking the myth of Moms Mabley's lost album
Yeah that entire bibliography in wiki for Mort Sahl's entry is disreputable. It's *Redd Foxx and *Moms Mabley is capitalized.
wiki is not a good source. Red fox, moms mabley, Bruce, etc were all plying their trade before sahl
Recalls the Moms Mabley joke, "My husband was so old. He was older than his mother".
How come I cannot find the Documentary on Jackie Moms Mabley? I want to show it to my students.
*** the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody!" Moms Mabley
Comedy School 101: Whoopi's doc on comic genius Moms Mabley now showing on HBO:
I realized this weekend that having sum thigh-thickness is cool.. I just want mine a lil less Moms Mabley, and lot more like Yonce'.. 😙
Watching Moms Mabley and loving her. I feel like kissing those cheeks, that sweet face. Funny girl.
My hats off to for bringing Moms Mabley back to life.what a wonderful presentation of a true comedian.
Good Old Days - Moms Mabley: an icon of comedic epic proportion rights life # talent
watching Moms Mabley. I grew up watching her. So glad you did this.
"My set tonight is dedicated to the magic and spirit of Moms Mabley. Whoppi Goldberg's documentary about her life...
Loved Moms Mabley. I guarantee Moms Mabley wouldn't put up with the climate nonsense of these guys. She had real life 2 deal with
I like Pearl Bailey, Mae West, Elaine Stritch, Joan Rivers, Moms Mabley, I like BAWDY (the traditional definition) women!
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"The good ole days. I was there... Where was they?" - Jackie "Moms" Mabley
Moms Mabley (1894-1975)... Television, stand up, and film...
Moms Mabley is from Brevard, NC but I know I told y'all that before.
People who keep saying Joan Rivers should be respected because she opened up all the doors for women in comedy must've for…
i know you can get over it; the tough rise above it all. hey, got an hbo documentary for you to check out; Moms Mabley!!
I need to find out more about Moms Mabley.
Before Joan, before Phyllis, before them all - there was Moms Mabley.
My moms iPad is a bunch of pictures of me and being dumb.
Whoopi Goldberg's doc on Moms Mabley is amazing. Moms was such an incredible woman. Check it out.
I will always think of my grandmother watching Joan Rivers, Totie Fields, Moms Mabley, et. al. on Mike Douglas and Merv Griffin shows.
And we haven't even covered Bob Newhart, Whoopi Goldberg, Moms Mabley, Red Buttons... Could be a big mountain.
He's up there performing stand up with Rodney Dangerfield, Phyllis Diller, Moms Mabley, and Richard Pryor.
The Newark Black Film Festival continues its 40th season tomorrow, 7.23, at 7 pm with a free screening of Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' To Tell You. The speaker is actress/comedian Penwah and the host is Lisa Payne. Whoopi Goldberg takes a look at the work and influence of African American stand-up comedienne Moms Mabley, featuring unearthed photographs, performance footage, and the words of entertainers and historians. The season concludes on 7.30 with a ceremony and screenings honoring the winners of the Paul Robeson Awards.The evening begins with a ceremony at the Museum at 4:30 pm, followed by the screenings at 7 at CityPlex Newark. Admission is free but registration is required for the awards ceremony only. Please email rsvpby Friday, 7.25. The hosts are Mary Sue Price and Richard Wesley. The NBFF Paul Robeson Awards were initiated as a biennial competition in 1985. Categories judged are long and short documentaries, long and short narratives, animation and experimental. The NBFF is made possible by . ...
I'm so DC I remember going to the Howard Theater to see Jerry Butler, The Magnificent Men, The Dells, The Spinners, The Contours, James Brown, Redd Foxx or Moms Mabley on Friday or Saturday night.
I want to go to a costume party just so I can dress up as Moms Mabley.
Highly recommend the HBO documentary on Moms Mabley. One of the people who inspired me to help people laugh and learn at the same time.
I really enjoyed Playing Jackie MOMS MABLEY. My Husband was able to capture some Really great shots!!!
Chile Iono WHERE this Moms Mabley-lookin piece a Take 5 bar comin from but they needa get back to da South Side wit Mr. Duvall!
Thank you so much for the Moms Mabley doc on It was wonderful + much-needed. I hope many others get to watch it, too!
Jackie "Moms" Mabley: "My husband was so ugly, he used to stand outside the doctor's office and make people sick."
In the house on a Friday night looking like Moms Mabley👵😩
and all strike me as being able to be Malcolm X 1 min and Moms Mabley the next.
With Jimmy's mouth on Whoopi, she bears a striking resemblance to Moms Mabley.
Whoopi had a Moms Mabley look for a second there. Miss that awesome lady.
Thank you for the great MOMS MABLEY doc. It was a joyous history lesson for those of us who do comedic storytelling on stage
Flight to NYC for birthday of the "infamous Aunt Grace" & I appropriately watched docs about Moms Mabley, Diana Vreeland & Elaine Stritch!
Moms Mabley the funniest woman that ever lived. But her entire angle was from a man's perspective.
It's officially my birthday season and I have many nice treats lined up for myself from May until Aug. The one I am most excited about will take place during Father's Day weekend. Saturday I am spending the day with James Baldwin, Moms Mabley, Malcolm X, Jam Master Jay, Paul Roberson, Betty Shabazz and AALIYAH HAUGHTON! I can't express how excited I am to visit the place where Aaliyah was laid to rest and became even more excited to find out I could also visit the greats listed above. Pure awesomeness! Sunday I will dance it out in the park to the tunes of my favorite house DJ who is flying all the way here from South Africa, "DJ Black Coffee." Life is great!
Moms Mabley was an American standup comedian. A veteran of the Chitlin' circuit of African-American vaudeville, she later appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and the The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Caught a little bit of the 1995 remake of SABRINA (Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear) while I was having lunch. Pictured below, why they might as well have cast Moms Mabley in the title role, originally played by Audrey Hepburn in 1954 (with Humphrey Bogart and William Holden). How can anyone ever compare?
Just watched a documentary by Whoopi Goldberg on Moms Mabley. I had heard of her, but wasn't around during her time. Wow, a great comedian and a woman WAY ahead of her time.
Moms Mabley. You, your comedy, your words will live on. I just watched an amazing documentary on HBO…
thank you for introducing Moms Mabley to me.
Moms Mabley pays humble tribute to Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr. , and John F. Kennedy in this moving tribute written by *** Holler. This scene i...
After watching Presents Moms Mabley...for about the ninth time...I realize that's a pic of Peg Leg Bates (and Moms)!
"Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water...that's not why they went. Who they fooling? Everybody know water don't flow uphill."--Moms Mabley paraphrased
All the News & Grits, Occasional Update: The Library of Congress is releasing some more recordings in their very popular "Unauthorized Home Conversations Recordings" series. These recordings have been subsidized by the NBA, so the # of sales is inconsequential. In their publicity statement, the NBA said that it is completely untrue that some of the recordings coming soon would include Magic Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Johnson, Son House, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson, Jim Brown, Kingfish, Archie Bunker, Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Ralph David Abernathy, Redd Foxx, Moms Mabley, Lenny Bruce, Wilt Chamberlain, Lord Buckley, Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Isaiah Thomas, Julius Erving, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, O.J. Simpson, Michael Vick, or ME ~!
Moms Mabley is working customer service at HSN. It was fun to hear her voice again. Wondering if we all have a voice doppelgänger out there. I sound like my Mom which often caused her friends some embarrassment when they called.
16-5,Cubs.This thing would make Moms Mabley look pretty.
Pryor, Carlin, Foxx, Hedberg, Moms Mabley on my deceased list.
So you probably don't like Moms Mabley or Redd Foxx. The point was not the dirty words
Hmmm. Moms Mabley once said "20 will go into 80 a helluva lot more than 80 will go into 20".
LOVE MYSELF SOME TOSH.O. Does that tell you anything about me?! Just and "average" and normal by THIS town's standards? No...EYE am NOT. Never was. Never WILL be. Just saying. Normal is a spectator sport. And EYE'm the one on the field...not in the stands. ;-) And the moral of the story is: That's why folks like Moms Mabley and Nina Simone left their small hometowns.
Mother's Day was of course started to honor comic Moms Mabley. Look her up, kids, on You Tube.
Moms Mabley...Another one of my heros..I remember my dad talking about Moms Mabley (aka mr mom in some circles)...
thank you x100 for representing moms mabley . It will be a joy to watch this film.
.Watching Moms Mabley sing Abraham Martin and John. Grown man 55 crying like a baby - great work Whoopi!
Lucille Ball, Phylis Diller,Moms Mabley too, of course. Never been enough work for funny ladies.Gender bias? duh
"Watch the traffic, the light will never hit you". Moms Mabley
Watching Whoopi Goldberg presents Moms Mabley...having all kind of random thoughts of the past and the struggles and missing my grandmother with tear drops wishing she was here to see the day...Wow we have a BLACK President!
Watching "Moms Mabley" on HBO.So good!Wish people still thought like this.Things are so different now.
Wow! Moms Mabley was my favorite as well. Chocolate Storm imitates Mom's by chewing Hubba Bubba Gum?! LOL!!
I hope you didn't apologize for the hashtag rapid-fire tonight. Let 'em fly! Moms Apple Pie Mabley
- Listen right now to: Moms Mabley making us pee our pants at
If I had my own big foundation w/prestige & financial/political backing I'd give you the Moms Mabley award for your intelligence!!
when will the moms mabley documentary be available to watch on hbo online? Dying to see it!!
Reviewing Francis Scott Key’s original cue cards, it’s “Whoa, hey, can you see, by Moms Mabley’s nightlight…” Total surprise to me.
Wondering why millenials can only think of 3 pioneer Black women comedians- Moms Mabley, Whoopi Goldberg and Wanda Sykes
So we saw Spider Man and it was good. Jaime Foxx was awesome. The cast was good. I loved it. We came home to be told how racist last night's SNL "weekend update" was. So I watched it... What is with these people? The VERY same ones who call this skit racist are the same that would sit with me for every George Carlin special but REFUSED to sit with me through a single Paul Mooney, Richard Pryor or even Eddie Griffin show, citing "I'm not down for race bashing." Now this blatant stupidity is back with more people? Jeeze! If it were Mr. Pryor making that same joke, we'd all be screaming in laughter. Because great comedy is based on truth. What that lady said was funny truth. Like what Sinbad and Mr. Mooney and Moms Mabley and countless others have said with more venom and wit through the years and we laugh. Always we laugh. Because we have no recourse. Blacks were bred like show dogs. A sturdy, hard working useful black would be bred for those traits. Six feet and taller. Its here, in black and white, in o . ...
If you are a junior or senior looking for an interesting upper level humanities course for the fall, please consider ENGL 394: Women Stand-up Comics. Prerequisite: Any 200- or 300-level literature course Course Description: This course will discuss the history of women's stand-up comedy and provide an overview of different theories of humor. It will examine how issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality play themselves out in the works of comediennes from various backgrounds (Margaret Cho, Phyllis Diller, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres, Moms Mabley, Shazia Mirza, Roseanne Barr, and Marga Gomez). The course ultimately seeks to reclaim the often neglected role of women in the field of stand-up comedy. This course can fulfill three hours of your humanities requirements as well as three hours of your residency requirements.
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Moms Mabley was a true pioneer. Not only was she highly intelligent, charismatic, and down right funny; but, she...
I'm going to get me some old money, to but my some "young ideas..." - Moms Mabley
Moms Mabley getting me choked up.. Smh
An enlightening Sunday morning watched "Moms Mabley", really enjoyed it! Thank you
Finally just watched your Moms Mabley documentary. Fantastic! Thanks for the education.
Next to Moms Mabley Lucy was the funniest woman ever!
Wonderful. I loved her piece on Moms Mabley and her role in The Associate.
where can I check out the Moms Mabley documentary? just mentioned it.
Moms Mabley - sonofbaldwin: From Wikipedia: She took her stage name, Jackie Mabley, from an early...
Ain't nothin' an old man can do for me but bring me a message from a young man. -- Moms Mabley
We must be careful what we hold on to, we gotta have healthy outlets to overcome the hard times...Moms Mabley truly lived that talk
And that's a shame. The world needs more Moms Mabley. Maybe Tyler Perry is available.
Somehow I don't think Martin Sheen doing a one man show about Moms Mabley would work out.
Finally watched ur Moms Mabley special. Beautifully done! I laughed thru the tears! Thank you for introducing her to me!
Give me Moms Mabley or Red Foxx any day.
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That Moms Mabley Documentary was worth the wait.
Finally found it. MOMS MABLEY: I GOT SOMETHIN' TO TELL YOU. Documentaries for days.
that's only because Moms Mabley shot me down!!
Watched this wonderful documentary on the HBO GO app about Moms Mabley. Highly recommend people see the doc. Also, it was on kickstarter.
Whoopi's Moms Mabley special is must see! "No *** mammy- MOMS!"
I'm listening to "Moms Mabley At The Tivoli Theatre Chicago Track 1" by Moms Mabley on Pandora
Supposed to rain today? Going to work lookin like Moms Mabley.
The History of Washington DC according to My Mom(Alberta Thomas Height Ray- 84) Howard Theater BACK IN THE DAY! Going to Howard Theater was a big thing. New stage performances came to DC every two weeks. At that time she was only 14 years old in 1943. Mom said it only cost 50 cents to see 11 acts, one movie, cartoons and an episode of some saga! Before anything started the National Athem was played. You could stay over after every performance to see it until the last performance and din't have pay again. She saw Lena Horne, Ivory Joe Hunter, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Jordan, Sarah Vaughn, Billy Eckstein, The Ink Spots, Eartha Kitt, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Charles Brown, Peg Leg Bates, Pig Meat Markham, Big Maybell and Moms Mabley. They all became SUPER STARS!
"If you do what you did, you gonna get what you got..." Comedian Moms Mabley.
It won't play. Is it the Moms Mabley version?
Moms Mabley in this video at 1:48 shows how we gon' deal with all haters & crazy talkers from this point...
I'm at Vino Etcetera tomorrow night minus one tooth ( It got yanked yesterday.). Wonder what I'll sing like? Snaggletooth? Buckwheat? Moms Mabley?
When people say "Women can't be funny" I would usually point them to Lucille Ball, Moms Mabley, Carole Lombard, and Marie Dressler.
Remember Leo's Nightclub on Euclid Ave. downtown. You could get in under age but that would put a lai around your neck to show you were under age... at 15 I saw "little" Stevie Wonder and Moms Mabley opened up... what a trip... I had never heard a swear word come out of a woman's mouth before.. I did that night.. lol
Keona Lewis, I know you answered your other phone and all but you could at least say goodbye or I'll call you back instead of hanging up on me, Moms Mabley!
got a picture of Moms Mabley? Redd Foxx era but mostly in DC clubs. Was a trip.
In light of moms Mabley I am saying peace out social media see you in May for EDC
"Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley" is a wonderful documentary.
Love the shout out to Moms Mabley but they are all great.
These little girls as feminist icons are EVERYTHING. I think Frida Kahlo and Moms Mabley are my faves.
This Moms Mabley doc would be great if I didn't have to listen to Whoopi pontificate throughout.
2/6 U make rough dialogue & others cohesive, dropping lines like a lead singer. Think: Moms Mabley had it. Impeccable!.
MOMS MABLEY: One of the Most Influential Comedians You Don’t Know =>
I still have that issue with the Moms Mabley/Mike Tyson review IN MY CAR! (BTW, good stuff.)
(Semi-on-topic: my column about Key & Peele: I wish the Moms Mabley column was in front of the paywall!)
Hearing so much about these "Mount Rushmores" of achievement... What I notice is we are observers of our time. The pioneers/teachers tend to be left off that mountain... Michael Jordan - great, but we tend to forget(mind slip) Dr. J, Dominique Wilkins, George Gervin, etc... Richard Pryor - Funny, but there was *** Gregory, Flip Wilson, Mantan Moreland, Moms Mabley, etc...
Today we remember Jackie Moms Mabley The woman who would become known as famed comedian Moms Mabley was born Loretta Mary Aiken in Brevard, North Carolina, on March 19, 1894 (some sources say 1897), to a large family. She experienced a horrifying, traumatic childhood. Her firefighter father was killed in an explosion when she was 11 and her mother was later hit and killed by a truck on Christmas Day. And by the beginning of her teens, Aiken had been raped twice and become pregnant from both encounters, with both children being given away. Aiken left home at the age of 14 and pursued a show business career, joining the African-American vaudeville circuit as a comedian under the Theatre Owners Booking Association. Fellow performer Jack Mabley became her boyfriend for a short time, and she took on his name, becoming Jackie Mabley, with "Moms" coming from her eventual reputation as a mentoring, mothering spirit. By the early 1920s she had begun to work with the duo Butterbeans & Susie, and eventually became a ...
Not many of you are as old as I am but I grew up in a racist literary wasteland. Humor had a particularly pungent odor: Brother Dave Gardner is a remarkable example. His country/Christian humor was mostly race condescending as was that of Minnie Pearl. Then I discovered Moms Mabley, Toothless, wearing a flour sack dress and offering relief from the rest helped me put things in perspective: "I married an old man for his money one time. I thought that sucker would never die. He'd get fat on rat poison..." Tomorrow is her birthday. Use some humor to bring some balance somewhere in your life...
For Women's History Month, we're honoring the lives of unsung black heroes: Jackie "Moms" Mabley was born Loretta Aiken in 1894. Raised in North Carolina, Moms Mabley went on to be billed as "The Funniest Woman in the World". Mabley got her start in African-American vaudeville and during the height of her career, made $10,000 a week at Harlem's Apollo Theatre. From the Apollo Theatre, Mabley performed at Carnegie Hall in 1962. She made numerous mainstream TV appearances, including the The Smother Brothers Comedy Hour, the number one show on television in the late 1960s. Mabley influenced the generation of comics after her, including Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernie Mac, Richard Pryor, Wanda Sykes and Eddie Murphy. Mabley passed away at the age of 81 in 1975
Here's my Mount Rushmore of Comedy. Richard Pryor, Eddie Griffin, Robin Harris, & Eddie Murphy. Honorable mentions are Moms Mabley, *** Gregory, Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Bernie Mac & Martin Lawrence. What do you think?
Hung Tao Choy Mei's neighborhood. Oddessa Madre's U Street Empire Club Madre located at 2204 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC. "The club offered liquor by the shot, numbers by the book and girls by the hour." Washington Post. In Washington, D.C., much of the underground economy from the 1920s through the 1960s was controlled by Odessa Madre, who called herself “the Queen” of black Washington. Madre operated a network of nightclubs, brothels, and gambling rings and was one of the wealthiest African Americans in the city. She wore mink and diamonds and drove top-of-the-line Cadillacs. When she made her entrance at one of her nightclubs, the patrons would stand and cheer, and when she died, hundreds of people from the poorest neighbor- hoods in Washington donated money for her funeral. At her peak in the 1940s, Madre was earning about $100,000 a year, and had at least six bawdy houses, bookmaking operations, and a headquarters at 2204 14th Street known as the Club Madre. Among the performers there were M ...
Tenants of a Harlem boarding house put on a show to save their home. Cast (Wikipedia): Moms Mabley as Moms; Dusty Fletcher as Dusty; Marcellus Wilson as Jerr...
Moms Mabley performing a comedy act (1948) one of her lines "Cab Calloway once call her a dog She would like to be a dog & Cab Calloway would be her tree." C...
Moms Mabley was born Loretta Mary Aiken sometime during the 1890's, the exact year has been disputed. Her early years were quite difficult, both her parents died when she young within a few years of each other. Moms was also the victim of rape as a teenager. Moms, however, had a lot of fortitude and determination. She went to NYC and performed on Broadway and in venues like the Cotton Club. She made several films as well; including "Emperor Jones," and "Boarding House Blues." She found most of her success working as a stand-up comedienne. Her stand-up comedy career was ground-breaking as she was both black and female. Her comedy routines poked fun at racism, and one of her running jokes was about chasing younger men.
Just want to say thanks so much for all the bday wishes so far today. Love my fb family! Due to scheduling conflict with my dental office, I have to start off my day with a dental appointment. Please pray that I don't come out looking like Moms Mabley! ROFL (Have you SEEN the movie the dentist) JESUS! ENJOY YOUR DAY And all the new mercies granted to you!
Just listened to the podcast. Don't come on the show sounding like Moms Mabley again. Take a knee and get yourself right.
Heroine of the day Moms Mabley.please drop a line
slightly later - but Moms Mabley also deserves more recognition. have you seen Whoopi Goldberg's documentary on her? v good!
Just watched the Moms Mabley documentary. Thanks for introducing this smart, funny, amazing women to a new generation!
Jackie Moms Mabley became the 1rst woman comedian to be featured at the Apollo. Born in the late 1890s she established a career as the top 10 stand up comedians of her time. Her triple X humor drew crowds in the chitlin circuit all over. She recorded over 20 albums and graced the stage of Carnegie Hall before she died in 1975. Embracing black history...
If you get a chance, try and see "Whoopi Goldberg presents Moms Mabley" on HBO. If you don't know who Moms Mabley was, you should. A comedy giant, influential beyond description...
MOMS MABLEY – LIKE IT? SHARE IT! . In honor of the Legacy Project remembers the inimitable...
1 of best eps u've done! Conan:literally produce documentary on eh (whoop did it 4 moms mabley)
From the infamous Moms Mabley comes this heartfelt rendition of Abraham, Martin, John and Bobby. moms was a famous comedian and singer. She sang this song on...
There is a fantastic Doc on HBO about Moms Mabley. Not only was she a groundbreaking comedienne, she was a great humanitarian and a leader in helping breakdown the racial divide.
In your status line, list 12 albums that have touched you and tag 10 friends, including me so I can see what you post. They don't have to be great, just ones that have touched you. Don't think too long, just go for it. in no particular order. Not an ALBUM kinda guy so here are my specific songs . Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World Lion King - Hakuna Matata :) Nat King Cole - LOVE Tesla - Love Song Don McLean - American Pie Moms Mabley - Abraham, Martin & John Crystal Gayle - Don't it Make My Brown Eyes Blue Inaya Day - Movin' Up (Mindtrap Club Mix) Whitney Houston - How Will I Know Journey - Don't Stop Believing Rupert Holmes - The Pina Colada Bandaid - Do They Know Its Christmas John Lenon - Imagine James Ingram & Linda Rondstadt - Somewhere Out There
In coming back from Rite Aid's yesterday Ms Peachie Green ( that is her name really ) said hi ya sexy haven't seen you in a while and that new jacket looks good on you before I could say anything another lady said I love him in his leather jacket Ms Peachie said yes I know I bought it for him I said okay Moms Mabley don't you start. the other lady said he chasing every woman who approaches him away . Ms peachie said not me after I whipped this on him I said Ms peachie you are 84 and you are lucky if you can whip up a bowl of mash potatoes let alone anything on me and got the *** outta there while the getting was good.
me either and seeing moms Mabley face while he was doing that foolishness didn't help lol
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This Moms Mabley documentary is kind of great.
I was educated today about Moms Mabley what an awesome black history moment for me. I've always heard people say her name but never new she was a great comedian. Thank you Mrs. Whoopi Goldberg for your gift also
Got HBO waiting for Game of Thrones. Watched a cool documentary on the fabulous Moms Mabley. She was a hoot!!! She sang Abraham, Martin & John but I like Dion's version better. Hubby never heard of either. I'm getting so old. . .
Just watched a documentary on Moms Mabley...what an amazing woman! I loved her total disregard for "political correctness" in a time where her life was literally in danger for some of the things she said. Women--black, white, green, polka dot--- should follow her example.
Whoopi did a fantastic job on her Moms Mabley docu. Highly recommended if you cherish civil rights and equality for all.
can not say thank you enough for presenting Moms Mabley. Thank you for sharing that part of history. I appreciate you!
Watching a HBO special on moms Mabley so funny such a treasure
Currently watching the Moms Mabley documentary. Amazingly talented, strong, and hilarious woman if her time.
Watching a Moms Mabley special and reading my last Rita book
Think about this. There was a lady D J called moms mabley. Not sure about the correct spelling. I always tuned her in while going home on sat night after 11 pm. Sure did enjoy her
your Moms Mabley documentary. I had forgotten about her since I saw this!
We're watching a documentary about the first Africa American female stand up comedians THE LATE GREAT MOMS MABLEY ; So awesome. What a beautiful soul this old woman had...
Thanks for the funny, fascinating and enlightening documentary about Moms Mabley! =D
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THANK YOU SO MUCH for producing "Moms Mabley" and introducing her to yet another generation. I am forever grateful.
Been listening to Moms Mabley all day! Sometimes all we need is a good laugh.
so proud of what Moms Mabley has done & will do for us...STAY READY!
I just saw a 1970 show with guest star Moms Mabley!!! What a great comedian she was and a tremendous story teller. Don't know who she was??? Way to bad! An original!!!
hello Whoopi, when will the Moms Mabley doc air in Canada, at least in Ontario? I live in Ontario. :-)
Y'all. Take a little minute and watch the Moms Mabley documentary ...
Oh my dear what a wondrous thing your Moms Mabley doc is! Thank you for this important piece of history preserved!
Movie day guess what I'm watching. "I remember the first time I laid my eyes on a certain young ebony enchantress in the rough, and with styling and the occasional make up tip I mad her look a little less like Moms Mabley"
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Can't sleep so I'm up watching Whoopi's documentary on Moms Mabley. Bravo Whoopi! It brought back so many...
You always calling me angel but that dont pay my rent so keep your empty hands off me, you hear! - Moms Mabley
I've watched this documentary on Moms Mabley like three times. There is so much knowledge in her comedy yo
Mmm. I disagree. Moms Mabley is the original high priestess of hilarity, queen of comedy and funniest woman in the world.
Finally got a haircut- now no one will recognize me (Like Johansen said at one of our gigs, when he 'came out of the coffin at midnight,' it was Halloween, 'Tramps' music bar on E.15th St. early 1980's, dressed as Moms Mabley: "Don't be scared now" -and then launched into "I put a Spell on You")
congrats on your Black Reel Award win for Outstanding TV Documentary: Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley
While most comedians jump at the opportunity to take jabs at their fellow funnymen (and women), some of comedy's biggest stars lined up to celebrate the life and career of iconic African-American comedienne Jackie "Moms" Mabley in Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley. Modern-day comedic legend...
Black leaders and preachers of today and tomorrow paved a way for all colors in society. However, I tend to believe that the Comedians are just as important bcuz they made us all laugh. R.I.P. Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Bernie Mac, Moms Mabley...The world would have been completely mad without you.
You got me thinking of their corollary line of ish talkers—Moms Mabley, Red Foxx, Richard Pryor, Wanda Sykes, Dave Chappelle.
So Moms Mabley was a stud. Shout out to this pioneer! She was said to have made $10,000 a…
Just watched the Moms Mabley documentary- a great film! Thanks Whoppi and thanks to the power of Kickstarter for allowing our truth 2 b seen
Was born '75, the year she passed and till I just saw your doc on Moms Mabley I had never known about her-Thx 4 intro 2 her
Whoppi Goldberg's documentary on Moms Mabley was good
Good job on that Moms Mabley documentary We needed to see that. You should be proud.
So Tyler Perry dressed as a old overweight angry out spoken black woman, think he somehow following in Moms Mabley style of comedian??? I say Heck no he dont come close he makes black women and black men all look like back stabbin *** and abusive men and women in relationships. And then he tries to make like he counseling us near the end of the movie like that somehow gonna help me somehow swallow that crapp better. Bro it aint medicine no matter how you dish it out to us...Madea is abusive, and bad for any womans image, let alone black womens image, and not very funny, only funny to people who live that way, like Oprah who had lived with just bad people comingup, and thats why i think she sponsered him, and his type of black humor. She making her own image for black women, ruining all of them today, She glorifying hiding everything it is to be black, but her money, and women trying to keep up with oprah and tyra gone stalk madd. Because they cant afford, to pay to look white everyday of the week with w . ...
I am viewing 1 of the most brilliant works I've ever seen. I'm literally in class right now.I must buy this Moms Mabley
You're insulting Kandi & historical importance of Chitlin Circuit/See Moms Mabley Shame
Moms Mabley... I never got an in-depth character portrayal to satisfy my curiosity. Thank you Whoopi! Curiosity satisfied yet heightened. This woman was fcukn AWESOME! I think I see myself as an elder. Lol... lesser a few lifestyle choices of course.
I just had an opportunity to watch !!! I listened to her records when I was a kid...
Do you remember MOMS MABLEY? On HBO Whoppi Goldberg has a special on her. It was good.
"Everything's gonna be alright. Just because some people stupid, don't say the whole world's wrong." - Moms Mabley
Just finished watching Whoopi Goldberg's documentary on Moms Mabley. Very good. Catch it if you can.
Thank you for the Moms Mabley special. You have given us a great look back on one of my hero's of yesterday as you are today
Just watched HBO special about "MOMS MABLEY" produced by Whoppi Goldberg. I cried.I laughed.I went down memory lane. I remember Moms like it was last year, not 40 years ago. She is one of our "gems". Another thing.nobody even cared back then that she was *** I also remember her singing "Has Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend".Abraham, Martin, John and Bobby.
Do you Remember; You know that you have been "Blessed with Age" when you remember when you had to turn your TV with pliers and the shows were in Black & White, when watching TV you never saw women in there under clothes, when shows that had children the parents slept in separate beds and when we had records that you had to make sure the needle didn't scratch it and last but not least if you Remember "MOMS MABLEY' then you are truly Blessed! !
Just watched the Moms Mabley documentary on HBO
Thank u for the great film on Moms Mabley. Loved her brought back great memories and hope it wakes this generation up.
>> I just watched the Moms Mabley tribute. I learned so much Black history. Simply awesome. Thank you!
Just finished watching the documentary of Moms Mabley presented by Whoopi Goldberg..well done and very enlightening!!!
it was a documentary on the impact of Jackie "Moms" Mabley by Whoopi Goldberg. She did a lot but is overlooked
Just watched a documentary on Moms Mabley, HBO, what a cool lady !
Great documentary on the life and work of legendary comedienne Moms Mabley on HBO
The trigger joke by Moms Mabley has to be one of the greatest jokes I’ve ever heard. The delivery & punchline fugheddaboutit
I'm watching your documentary about Moms Mabley. It's wonderful.
First time seeing Moms Mabley. Truly great. Thank you
Thank you Moms Mabley😘! Thank you Whoopi Goldberg for all the hard work & dedication in the making of Whoopi Goldberg presents: Moms Mabley
Ok, who remembers Moms Mabley, watching a documentary on her. She was funny!
This is just how my mother is just like Moms Mabley yep yep
Moms Mabley funny lady y am I getting emotional watching her reminds me of my grandma she always told it like it is.miss my grandma
Ok so who ever hasn't seen the moms Mabley documentary YOU HAVE TO SEE IT its funny as *** and RAW WHOOPIE HAD A GOOD IDEA WITH THIS ONE
MAdea.character remind me of MOMS MABLEY the comedian ...the 1st black woman to do th APOLLO & Carnegie Hall
Thank you Whoopi for introducing me to Moms Mabley love her and u too :)
If you don't know who Moms Mabley is look her up.
Hello woopie Goldberg your Jackie moms mabley show was right on time , I enjoyed it.
Watching the story of Jackie "Moms" Mabley on HBOSG hosted by Whoopi Goldberg--I Highly recommend seeing this for those of you who know who Moms Mabley is
Am watching a documentary on Moms Mabley I loved her do you anybody remember her she was Sooo funny to bad she isn't still here she'd be great today probly fit right in
Just watching Whoopi's HBO special on Moms Mabley. What a talented artist, a pioneer of female and Black comedy. Never knew she was from Brevard, North Carolina!
Watching a documentary about moms mabley on HBO pretty funny so far and very smart
" I don't want nuthin old but some old money... Buy me some new ideas" -Moms Mabley 😄😄
Those of you that remember Moms Mabley...there is a HBO special on about her. We were discussing her and Cab Callaway last week.
Watching the documentary of Moms Mabley she was a funny lady
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Haven't seen it yet but I will today at 4:35 pm on HBO Signature -Whopping Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley...!
Thank you Whoopi Goldberg for documenting the life of foremother Moms Mabley. Inspired.
Young Woman: “I’m in love!” Moms Mabley: “How do you know you are in love?” Young Woman: “I can’t eat, and I can’t sleep.” Moms Mable: “Why darling, you ain’t in love, you’ve got indigestion.” OK, last one. Moms Mabley: “An "Old maid" found a fine young man hiding under her bed.” The "Old Maid" looked down and said to the young man, “What do you want, I hope?”
This Moms Mabley doc tho. She was everything. Amazing black comedian!
OMG, I just discovered Moms Mabley. Funny lady she was!
Wow, The Ol Skool Kings of Comedy, ... the Only thing Missing is the Queen, the one & only, Moms Mabley!
I'm dragging to work today because our "no kids allowed movie night" turned into a sleep over. We weren't about to drive home at 4am after laughing so hard at DL Hughley, Steve Harvey, Richard Pryor, Red Foxx, Arnez J., Rickey Smiley and Moms Mabley. My sides and abs hurt like I've done a mid-section workout!
I'm legitimately surprised my wife didn't know about Moms Mabley. Early lady comedians are kinda her bailiwick.
Thanks for following Maestro. A Night With Jackie Moms Mabley will be at Widener University February 22.!
stop smoking in bed..remember what MOMS MABLEY said: "The ashes that fall on the floor might be YOU" and it's crazy anyway to underestimate."FIRE".This essential to our being.We play with to our demise.ALL this arson that we're seeing.Proves we're not so worldly wise.Siren--songs are loudly playing.Out a painful--bitter durge.For the bodies that are laying.In the rubble--on the verge.Children striking out with matchbooks.So convenient to their reach.Seem so blameless with their deathlooks.At us--who declined to teach.Careless smoking during bedtime.Makes for fried-flesh 4 alarm.Burning ashes accents our crime.Barren woods devoid of charm.Smoke detectors end this story.They're like our example's: CHEAP."How man LIVED in blazing glory.At least he DIED in his sleep!".LORRY G HALFKENNY (c) 2014
Funny. I'm reading all of the captions in Moms Mabley's voice from "Amazing Grace"
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My Mom introduced me to Moms Mabley and she was such a Trailblazer! Strength beyond layers!
The Moms Mabley documentary inspired me to show all my various sides, I can be funny & raunchy but also socially aware & inspiring, I HOPE!
Why do people drive so fast??? Or am I just driving too slow like Moms Mabley? Lol.
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thank you moms Mabley Richard Pryor. George carlin
Kevin Hart isn't funny to me ---he's just annoying. What's with all the hype? Richard Pryor and Moms Mabley, now that's funny!
One of my Mom’s favorite comediennes was Moms Mabley. She brilliantly incorporated social commentary into her comedy to shine light on social issues in the most disarming way possible. She was on “The Merv Griffin Show” once and told a story about the special name she was called in the South. “What’s that man got that horse in pictures . . . that Western man?” Mabley asked Griffin. “Roy Rogers?” he replied. “They name me Roy Rogers’s horse. . .” “Trigger?” Griffin suggests. “Yeah, everywhere I go, they’re, ‘Hello, Trigger. What you saying, Trigger?’ At least I think that’s what they say.”
AdeRisa Productions recommends: Pioneering African American comedienne Jackie “Moms” Mabley (1894-1975) is the subject of Whoopi Goldberg's documentary, "Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley." (You can find it on HBO). It turns out she was known as "Mister Moms" off the stage. Having *** People of Color histories recovered and documented is critical to our shared legacies, especially when the individuals leave such an indelible mark. This Black female artist was the "first" in many situations and accomplishments. Worth viewing!
I would like to thank Ms. Whoopi Golberg for the piece she did on Moms Mabley. I really hope that she will make a movie of our GREAT ICON. She broke the glass ceiling. Thank you again
Noted theaters on the Chitlin' Circuit included the Royal Peacock in Atlanta; the Carver Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama; the Cotton Club, Small's Paradise and the Apollo Theater in New York City; Robert's Show Lounge, Club DeLisa and the Regal Theatre in Chicago; the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.; the Uptown Theatre in Philadelphia; the Royal Theatre in Baltimore; the Fox Theatre in Detroit; the Victory Grill in Austin, Texas; the Hippodrome Theatre in Richmond, Virginia; the Ritz Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida; and The Madam C. J. Walker Theatre on Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis. Many notable performers worked on the chitlin' circuit, including Count Basie, Sam Cooke,Jackie Wilson, George Benson, James Brown & The Famous Flames, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis, Jr., Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, The Jackson 5, Redd Foxx, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, John Lee Hooker, Lena Horne, Etta James, B.B. King, Patti LaBelle, Moms Mabley, The Delfonics, Gladys Knight & the P ...
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