But I missed a very important birthday yesterday.
Jackie "Moms" Mabley was born on March 19 in 1894.
Here she is:
And this is some of her comedy:
Her importance in the history of American Comedy simply can't be overstated. A few years ago Whoopi Goldberg offered up an assessment of her importance:
I have no excuses other than my own ignorance. I should have posted this yesterday.
Happy (Belated) Birthday!