Film Year: 2014
Film Length: 96 min.
Director: William Gazecki
Featuring: Barbara Walters, Tony Bennett, Carol Channing, Michael Feinstein, Bruce Vilanch
The rags to riches story of the “Last of the Red Hot Mommas” Sophie Tucker, a Jewish Russian immigrant turned iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century. A groundbreaking entertainer and transcendent example of the American dream, she infatuated her audiences with a bawdy, brassy style unlike any other. She never fit the typical Hollywood beauty mold, but her candor, bold sense of humor, and unwavering energy transcended preconceptions and superficial standards. Her autobiography and interviews with dozens of family, friends, and fellow illustrious entertainers delve into her friendships with notable figures as well as bits of show business dirt and intrigue, bolstered by records from over 400 scrapbooks she created.
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