Meet Legendary Lesbian Comic Moms Mabley

| August 10, 2017

LGBTQ Nation shared this recent Bilerico Report on legendary lesbian comic Moms Mabley —

“Legendary American vaudeville entertainer-turned-comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley became famous for her persona as a frumpy, middle-aged woman in a housedress and floppy hat delivering hilarious stand-up comedy routines, often with wry political commentary tucked inside.”

“Through her early years of performing at famous African-American theaters along the so-called Chitlin’ Circuit, including the Apollo Theater in Harlem, to appearances in the 1960s and early ’70s on television programs like the Ed Sullivan Show, she often boasted about her attraction to young virile men. “The only thing that an old man can do for me is tell me where to find a young one,” she frequently told audiences.”

“But those who knew her off-stage have said she quickly shed her matronly housedress and hat after her performances and changed into stylish slacks and shirts that were commonly worn by her fellow male performers.”


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