|born on||13 January 1886|
|Place||Tulchyn, Ukraine, 48n4028, 28e5059|
|Timezone||LST m30e30 (is standard time)|
Slavic-American actress, a star of the stage for 60 years, known for her big voice and flamboyant dress and jewels. Among her popular songs were "Some of These Days," and "I'm the Last of the Red Hot Mamas."
Tucker died of lung cancer and kidney failure on 9 February 1966, aged 80.
Penfield Collection quotes her autobiography, "Some of These Days," for the date, with a time of 12:00 PM. LMR quotes the same book, 1945, p.1, "Born on the road, somewhere from Russia across Poland to the Baltic, traveling in a covered wagon ..... three months old when we reached Boston." She did not know either the date or place of her birth, let alone the time. World Book Encyclopedia obit gives 1884. "Famous People" gives January 13, 1888.
Sy Scholfield quotes from two books: Sophie Tucker: First Lady of Show Business by Armond Fields (McFarland, 2003), p. 7: "Charles, a tailor, came to join Jennie in Tulchin . . . On January 13, 1886, [their daughter] Sonya Kalish was born"; and I am Sophie Tucker: A Fictional Memoir by Susan Ecker and Lloyd Ecker (2014), p. 143: "if you went to Ellis Island today and found the boat manifest for the S.S. Anchoria, it says my mother, brother and I arrived in New York City from Glasgow on September 26, 1887. I'm listed as approximately half a year old. My actual date of birth was December 25, 1886, as best as anyone in my family can remember."
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
- Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer (Radio personality)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book