Mae West Biography

Mary Jane "Mae" West was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades.

Known for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a comedienne, actress and writer in the motion picture industry. In consideration of her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute named West 15th among the greatest female stars of all time. One of the more controversial movie stars of her day, West encountered many problems, including censorship. When her cinematic career ended, she continued to perform in Las Vegas, in the United Kingdom, and on radio and television, and to record rock and roll albums. Asked about the various efforts to impede her career, West replied, "I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it." Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Mae West
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Singer, Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor, Pin-up girl, Comedian
Ethnicity:
Jewish people
Date of Birth:
August 17, 1893
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
November 22, 1980
Age at Death:
87
Cause of Death:
Stroke
Marriages
  • 1911-04-11
    Actress Mae West (17) weds fellow vaudevillian Frank Wallace (21) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Divorces
  • 1942-07-21
    Actress Mae West (48) divorces vaudeville performer Frank Wallace after 31 years of marriage
Mae West Timeline
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Mae West. (2021). The HistoryHop.com website. Retrieved 9:15pm UTC, Nov 29, 2021, from www.historyhop.com/famous-people/mae-west/bio.

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Mae West. [Internet]. 2021. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: www.historyhop.com/famous-people/mae-west/bio [Accessed 29 Nov 2021].

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"Mae West." Bio. The HistoryHop.com website, 2021. Web. 29 Nov 2021.

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