Moms Mabley

American comedian and actress

Jackie "Moms" Mabley (March 19, 1894 – May 23, 1975) was an African American comedienne.

Moms Mabley in 1968

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  • The tap dancers and the be-bop musicians influenced the pitch and pace of my work. And along with the Chitlin' Circuit women, including women like Jackie "Moms" Mabley, they made me very curious about the national and international black community. You see, these were women who traveled a lot, and they would bring back information from all over the country and all over the world.
    • 1987 interview in Conversations with Toni Cade Bambara edited by Thabiti Lewis (2017)

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