Saturday, 19 February 2011

There ain't nothin' an ol' man can do but bring me a message from a young one.



So said Loretta Mary Aiken (1894-1975), better known as Jackie Moms Mabley.
Quite possibly one of the funniest comedians of all time. And most certainly a pioneer. 





The social issues that boiled over in the late sixties were something Mabley had been addressing for decades. When the struggle against war, racism and varied discrimination became the focus of a new generation, Mabley suddenly found herself a bigger star than before, her message embraced by those involved in the fight.   From,  Moms Mabley - Agitation in Moderation









Mabley's last role





Now playing: Heatwave - Super Soul Sister

4 comments:

Thombeau said...

Moms Mabley! Love her!!!

Barima said...

An intriguing subject. I'd like to see more of this firebrand's work; I appreciate the introduction

I mentioned you in a recent column entry and hope that you don't mind the verbiage

All best,

B

HOBAC said...

T - If anyone was going to get it, I knew it would be you.

Thombeau said...

xoxox