MAE WEST Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Mae West                                                                     
Birth name: Mary Jane West                                                         
Born: 17 August 1893 Woodhaven, New York, US                                       
Died: 22 November 1980 Los Angeles, California, US                                 
Mae West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress,         
playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol.                                         
Famous for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in             
vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a     
comedian, actress and writer in the motion picture industry.                       
One of the most controversial stars of her day, West encountered many problems     
including censorship.                                                             
When her cinematic career ended, she continued to perform on stage, in Las Vegas, 
in the United Kingdom, on radio and television, and recorded Rock and Roll