Jewish Women's Archive
This article describes the career of Sophie Tucker, an international vaudeville star, who performed for over fifty years. She performed in both Yiddish and English. Her most well-known song was "My Yiddishe Momme,” which achieved broad popularity. Some of her numbers were considered very racy, and many of her performances directly challenged "age, size, and gender stereotypes of women’s sexuality, " but they were "couched in the humor that provided an antidote to puritanism." Click on the link above to read the article.
Tucker, Sophie, Music, United States, Entertainers