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Sophie Tucker
(1884-1966) born on
Jan 13
US singer. Her 62-year stage career included burlesque, vaudeville, and nightclubs billed her as the "last of the red-hot mamas."
         
   
F
Success in show business depends on your ability to make and keep friends.

R
From birth to 18 a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35, she needs good looks. From 35 to 55, good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash. I'm saving my money.
A
Gradually, at the concerts, I began to hear calls for 'the fat girl' . . . . Then I would jump up for the piano stool, forgetting about my size [145 lbs at age 13], and work to get all the laughs I could get.
N
I've been rich and I've been poor; Believe me, honey, rich is better.
K
Keep breathing.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The New York Public Library Book of 20th Century American Quotations," by Stephen Donadio, 1992.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "Born This Day, by Ed Morrow, 1995.
N: "Some of These Days," 1945.
K: Her reply, at the age of 80, when asked the secret of her longevity. Attrib.
   


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