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Mae West

Playwright / Television Actress / Film Actress / Screenwriter / Writer / Stage Actress / Comedian / Actress | * 08/17/1893 († 87, 11/22/1980) | Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
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Mae West (born Mary Jane West; August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. She was known for her lighthearted, bawdy double entendres and breezy sexual independence, and often used a husky contralto voice. She was active in vaudeville and on stage in New York City before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry. West was one of the most controversial movie stars of her day; she encountered many problems, especially censorship. She once quipped, "I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it." She bucked the system by making comedy out of conventional mores, and the Depression-era audience admired her for it. When her film career ended, she wrote books and plays, and continued to perform in Las Vegas and the United Kingdom, on radio and television, and recorded rock 'n roll albums. In 1999, the American Film Institute posthumously voted West the 15th greatest female screen legend of classic American cinema. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Drama

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Movies with Mae West as Actress(24)

as Herself (archive footage)2020 Mae West: Dirty Blonde
as Herself (Archive Footage, Uncredited)2018 Black '47
as Herself (archive footage)2016 The Women Who Run Hollywood
as Herself (archive footage)2003 Complicated Women
as Herself (archive footage)1987 Hollywood Uncensored
as Herself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as Marlo Manners1978 Sextette
as (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as Leticia Van Allen1970 Myra Breckinridge
as Fay Lawrence1943 The Heat's On
as Flower Belle Lee1940 My Little Chickadee
as Peaches O'Day1937 Every Day's a Holiday
as Mavis Arden1936 Go West Young Man
as Rose Carlton / Annie Alden1936 Klondike Annie
as Cleo Borden1935 Goin' to Town
as Ruby Carter1934 Belle of the Nineties
as Lady Lou1933 She Done Him Wrong
as Tira1933 I'm No Angel
as Maudie Triplett1932 Night After Night

TV Shows/Series with Mae West as Actress(1)

Movies with Mae West as Crew(8)

Writing/Screenplay1940 My Little Chickadee
Writing/Screenplay1937 Every Day's a Holiday
Writing/Screenplay1936 Go West Young Man
Writing/Writer1936 Klondike Annie
Writing/Screenplay1935 Goin' to Town
Writing/Writer1934 Belle of the Nineties
Writing/Writer1933 She Done Him Wrong
Writing/Writer1933 I'm No Angel

Full Name: Mae West
Born: Thursday, 08/17 1893 (August) in Brooklyn
Died: Saturday, 11/22 1980 (November) in Hollywood (aged: 87)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Record Label: Decca
Spouses (current/former): Guido Deiro
Other names for Mae West (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Mary Jane West"
"Jane Mast" (Pseudonym)
Mae West frequently works together with these people:
Cary Grant (7x, Actor)
Barbara Stanwyck (7x, Actress)
Jean Harlow (7x, Actress)
Joan Crawford (6x, Actress)
Clark Gable (5x, Actor)
Marilyn Monroe (5x, Actress)
George Raft (5x, Actor)
Myrna Loy (5x, Actress)
Carole Lombard (5x, Actress)
Marlene Dietrich (4x, Actress)
Will H. Hays (4x, Actor)
Larry Keating (1x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:307474, Added: 08/13/2018, Last updated: 06/12/2020