March 20, 2016

Belated Birthday - March 19

Yes, I KNOW it's the 20th.

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!

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