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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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