Mae West

Mae West

actress, writer, soundtrack

Mae West was born on Aug 17, 1893 in USA. Mae West's big-screen debut came with She Done Him Wrong directed by Lowell Sherman in 1933.

Mae West was born August 17, 1893 in Brooklyn, New York, to "Battling Jack" West and Matilda Doelger. She began her career as a child star in vaudeville, and later went on to write her own plays, including "SEX", for which she was arrested. Though her first movie role, at age 40, was a small part in Night After Night (1932), her scene has become famous. A coat check girl exclaims, "Goodness! What lovely diamonds!", after seeing Mae's jewelry. Mae replies, "Goodness had nothing to do with it". Her next film, in which she starred, came the following year. She Done Him Wrong (1933) was based on her earlier and very popular play, "Diamond Lil". She went on to write and star in seven more films, including My Little Chickadee (1940) with W.C. Fields. Her last movie was Sextette (1977), which also came from a play. She died on November 22, 1980.

  • Birthday

    Aug 17, 1893
  • Place of Birth

    Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA


2 wins & 2 nominations

Golden Apple Awards
Female Star of the Year
Winner - Golden Apple
Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame

Movies & TV Shows