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Author Pitrone, Jean Maddern, 1920-

Title Take It from the big mouth : the life of Martha Raye / Jean Maddern Pitrone.

Imprint Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©1999.

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Description 1 online resource (258 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; 1 The Sudden-Death Circuit; 2 Martha Raye, Girl Singer; 3 To the Top; 4 Marriage and the Movies; 5 In Love and War; 6 A Child and Charlie Chaplin; 7 Roller Coaster; 8 Shangri-la; 9 Threats in the Night; 10 Imperfect Balance; 11 The Marriage Merry-Go-Round; 12 Separate Lives; 13 Under Fire; 14 Colonel Maggie; 15 The Big Mouth; 16 Newlyweds; 17 On the Edge; 18 Martha Raye, Civilian; Filmography; Sources; Index.
Summary ""She was one of the world's four best comediennes, "" said Milton Berle, ""but she lived a life of personal disaster."" Martha Raye sang, danced, and joked her way into the spotlight of the entertainment world with a career that spanned seven decades and encompassed everything from vaudeville to television commercials to entertaining U.S. troops. Take It from the Big Mouth, the first full-fledged biography of the multi-talented performer, explores Raye's life and career with candor and insight. Raye got her big break when she caught the attention of a film director as she kidded with audience.
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Subject Raye, Martha.
Raye, Martha.
Entertainers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Pitrone, Jean Maddern. Take It from the Big Mouth : The Life of Martha Raye. Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©1999 9780813121109
ISBN 9780813157412 (electronic bk.)
0813157412 (electronic bk.)