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Moms Mabley
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1 videodisc (72 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Jackie "Moms" Mabley was an African-American stand-up comic and showbiz pioneer who emerged from the Chitlin' Circuit of African-American Vaudeville to become a mainstream star on the stage and TV. Mabley pushed the boundaries of comedy by tackling topics such as gender, sex, and racism, making her one of the first taboo-pushing comedians on the comedy circuit. Once billed as "The Funniest Woman in the World", she performed up until her death in 1975. Whoopi Goldberg directs and appears.
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Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg directs this documentary that profiles Moms Mabley, an African-American stand-up comic who is credited with breaking new ground, but isn't well known to those without an interest in comedy history. The film utilizes a wealthy amount of archival footage, as well as interviews about her with such formidable figures as Bill Cosby, Joan Rivers, and Eddie Murphy. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi