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Video: Missed It? Interview with Susan & Lloyd Ecker and I Am Sophie Tucker (+ CD)

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ABOUT I AM SOPHIE TUCKER Features more than 90 beautiful color and 120 black and white period illustrations. Part fairy tale, part crime novel, part rags to riches Hollywood myth, I Am Sophie Tucker tells the outrageous story of one of showbiz’s biggest personalities. From 1906 through the beginning of television, Sophie Tucker and her bawdy, brash, and risqué songs paved the way for performers such as West, Monroe, Midler, Cher, Madonna, and Gaga. “Sophie was like the Forrest Gump of the first half of the 1900s,” says co-author Susan Ecker. “She was close friends with seven presidents, King George VI, young Queen Elizabeth, Chaplin, J. Edgar, Capone, Garland, Jerry Lewis, Sinatra and every other notable of her era.” Tucker tried to…

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Before Marilyn, Madonna or Gaga there was Sophie Tucker

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Before Lady Gaga donned a meat suit, Madonna strutted in a cone bra, Bette Middler rolled onstage in a mermaid’s tail, Cher bared her navel, Marilyn Monroe got the Seven Year Itch or Mae West asked Cary Grant to come up and see her, there  was the original “Last of the Red-Hot Mamas,” Sophie Tucker. Tucker was a trailblazing singer and entertainer who conquered every medium of her day, including vaudeville, radio, movies or television. And now Tucker is the subject of a new “fictional memoir,” I Am Sophie Tucker, by Susan and Lloyd Ecker. The project is a labor of love for the Eckers, who are also the producers of a new motion picture biography on the show business…

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