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Woodhaven in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mae West

 
 
Mae West Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 25, 2019
1. Mae West Marker
Inscription.  
MAE WEST 8905-88 St.
Born 8-17-1893 - Died 11-22-1980
Wrote plays & autobiography
Performed in Woodhaven & Jamaica
Credited with saving Paramount
Buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery

 
Erected by Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is August 17, 1893.
 
Location. 40° 41.391′ N, 73° 51.311′ W. Marker is in Woodhaven, New York, in Queens County. Marker is on 88th Street south of 89th Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8905 88th Street, Woodhaven NY 11421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Anthony Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodhaven Patriotic League World War II Honor Roll (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodhaven Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Neir's Tavern / Union Course (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Mae West Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 25, 2019
2. Mae West Marker - wide view
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Woodhaven Library (approx. half a mile away); Betty Smith (approx. half a mile away); Fred Christ Trump (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodhaven.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mae West (Wikipedia). "Mary Jane "Mae" West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) 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." (Submitted on May 1, 2019.) 

2. Best of Mae West (YouTube, 2 mins.). Short clips of Mae West showcasing her best lines. (Submitted on May 1, 2019.) 
 
Publicity photo of Mae West image. Click for full size.
Mitchell (courtesy of the New York Public Library), circa 1928
3. Publicity photo of Mae West
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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