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Hartford’s own Sophie Tucker the subject of book talk, Dec. 8

Lauran Rebecca Sklaroff will discuss her new book, Red Hot Mama: The Life of Sophie Tucker, on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. The virtual Zoom talk is hosted by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford.    

The “First Lady of Show Business” and the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas,” Sophie Tucker was raised in Hartford and became a star in vaudeville, radio, film, and television. A gutsy, song-belting stage performer, she entertained audiences for 60 years. Lauren Sklaroff, associate professor of history at the University of South Carolina, will talk about her recent biography, which places Tucker in the context of American cultural history. Register at https://jhsgh.org/tucker/

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