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Mae West

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mae West (born Mary Jane West on August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. Known for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in Vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a comedienne, actress and writer in the motion picture industry. In consideration of her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute named West 15th among the greatest female stars of all time. One of the more controversial movie stars of her day, West encountered many problems including censorship. When her cinematic career ended, she continued to perform on stage, in Las Vegas, in the United Kingdom, on radio and television, and recorded rock and roll albums. She used the alias Jane Mast early in her career. Description above from the Wikipedia article Mae West, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Aug 17, 1893 In Woodhaven, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
21
First Appeared:
In the movie Night After Night 1932-10-30
Latest Project:
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History 2008-10-14
Known For
Poster of Klondike Annie
Poster of Goin' to Town
Poster of Night After Night
Filmography
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History 2008-10-14
Movie Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood Tira (archive footage) 2008-03-03
Movie Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema 2007-05-23
Movie Complicated Women Herself (archive footage) 2003-05-06
Movie Hollywood Uncensored Herself (archive footage) 1987-01-01
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Herself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Sextette Marlo Manners 1978-03-03
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Movie Myra Breckinridge Leticia Van Allen 1970-06-24
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Movie The Heat's On Fay Lawrence 1943-12-02
Movie My Little Chickadee Flower Belle Lee 1940-02-09
Movie Every Day's a Holiday Peaches O'Day 1937-12-18
Movie Klondike Annie Rose Carlton / Annie Alden 1936-02-21
Movie Go West Young Man Mavis Arden 1936-11-18
Movie Goin' to Town Cleo Borden 1935-04-25
Movie The Fashion Side of Hollywood 1935-11-04
Movie Belle of the Nineties Ruby Carter 1934-09-21
Movie She Done Him Wrong Lady Lou 1933-02-09
Movie I'm No Angel Tira 1933-10-06
Movie Night After Night Maudie Triplett 1932-10-30
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