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Miraculous Mae West. By: Cara Lunceford. Early Life. Born on August 17, 1893 in Brooklyn Parents- Jakob and Matilda Doelger 2 nd born of 4 children Was considered an ‘average student’. Early Life. Was only a third-grade graduate At the age of 7, she began performing

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miraculous mae west

Miraculous Mae West

By: Cara Lunceford

early life
Early Life
  • Born on August 17, 1893 in Brooklyn
  • Parents- Jakob and Matilda Doelger
  • 2nd born of 4 children
  • Was considered an ‘average student’
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Early Life
  • Was only a third-grade graduate
  • At the age of 7, she began performing
  • Said personality is the most important thing to an actress’s success
  • Married Frank Wallace on April 11, 1911
beginning of career and films
Beginning of Career and Films
  • Became professional at 14 when she performed for Hal Clarendon Stock Company
  • Secured a contract with Paramount Pictures in Hollywood in 1932
  • 1st appearance in Night after Night
  • Wrote the play Sex & was arrested
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Beginning of Career and Films
  • Prosecuted for ‘moral charges’
  • Known for her double meaning and sexy quotes in films
  • Quote known for- “Come up and see me some time.”
  • Had to avoid film censors trying to ban her material
awards and recognitions
Awards and Recognitions
  • Known as “Queen of the World” and “The Statue of Libido”
  • Had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Her film She Done Him Wrong won an Academy Award
  • Known as “The Baby Vamp”
later life
Later Life
  • Holds a press conference to remove Mickey Hargitay from her nightclub
  • George Raft declines role opposite her in It Ain’t No Sin

-because of too many close up shots

  • She has to acknowledge her husband in a court suit filed by him
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Later Life
  • Mae West and Frank Wallace divorce on July 23, 1942
  • Was not able to re-create the success of her early years
  • Became ill after a 2nd stroke in September of 1980
  • Died on November 22, 1980
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