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By New York Natives Staff


MAE WEST

Actress

Where is she from? Brooklyn

What’s she done? West got her start performing vaudeville in New York before moving out to Hollywood to launch a successful film career. She appeared in films such as She Done Him Wrong, I’m No Angel, and Klondike Annie.

Why is she an icon? West’s career as a actress spanned seven decades. The American Film Institute named West 15th among the greatest female stars of all time. Known for her bawdy double entendres, she is a sex symbol and her star power is undeniable.

Quote: “I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway.”

 

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