2018-08-01 / Voice at the Shore

JCC spotlights author of “Sophie Tucker, Red Hot Mama” Aug. 13

LAUREN SKLAROFF LAUREN SKLAROFF Meet author Lauren Sklaroff at the JCC in Margate on Monday, August 13 at 10 a.m. Sklaroff will talk about her new book, “Sophie Tucker, Red Hot Mama.”

The “First Lady of Show Business” and the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas,” Sophie Tucker was a Jewish- American star in vaudeville, radio, film, and television. A gutsy, song-belting stage performer, she entertained audiences for sixty years and inspired a host of younger women, including Judy Garland, Carol Channing, and Bette Midler.

Drawing from the hundreds of scrapbooks Tucker compiled, “Red Hot Mama” presents a compelling biography of this larger-than-life performer. The author tells an engrossing story of how a daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants set her sights on becoming one of the most formidable women in show business and achieved her version of the American dream. Tucker stands out as an exemplar of the immigrant experience and a trailblazer for women in the entertainment industry.

This program is free for JCC Members and $4 for guests. Coffee and a light brunch will be served. For more information, contact Josh Cutler at 609-822-1167, extension 138, or email jcutler@jccatlantic.org. 

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