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Mae West

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Born

Mary Jane West
August 17, 1893
Kings County, New York, U.S.

Died

November 22, 1980
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Occupation

Actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian

Years active

1907–1980

Spouse

Frank Szatkus

Partner

Paul Novak

Mary Jane "Mae" West was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades, known for her lighthearted bawdy double entendres and breezy sexual independence.

West was active in vaudeville and on the stage in New York City before moving to Hollywood to become a comedian, actress and writer in the motion picture industry, as well as appearing on radio and television. The American Film Institute named her 15th among the greatest female stars of classic American cinema.

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