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Solving the Mystery of ‘La Estrellita,’ the Vaudeville Dancer Who Was Really a Nice Jewish Girl from Cincinnati

Immortalized by Jack London and pined for by artists and governors, Stella Hurtig was a turn-of-the-century superstar

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Donald Trump, the Last of the Great Vaudevillians

The presidential hopeful and loudmouth provocateur is reviving a long-lost, much-needed Jewish tradition

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The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

A new film about Sophie Tucker is in theaters, and reason enough revisit the vaudevillian’s suggestive, sex-positive, hip-slinging songs

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Comedian David Brenner Dies of Cancer

The Tonight Show favorite and king of observational comedy dies at 78

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The Ventriloquist

How a latter-day vaudevillian from Kansas City got himself to speak perfect Yiddish

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