An international star of vaudeville, music halls, and Broadway, Sophie Tucker's career spanned fifty years. She was one of the most successful recording artists of her day, and was a generous philanthropist as well. Raised in Hartford by immigrant parents, she ran off to seek her fortune as a young woman, but remained proud of her Jewish identity, which she used to connect with audiences around the country.
This online exhibition, based on the exhibition produced by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford in 2007, was created by Leah Early, Elizabeth Rose, and Leah Staffin in 2020 . Images are from the JSHGH's collection unless otherwise noted.