Loretta Clemens Tupper
Loretta Nellie Clemens Tupper (May 6, 1906, in Marblehead, Ohio – September 17, 1990, in The Bronx, New York) was a singer, pianist and vaudevillian and radio actress., who later added television and film appearances to her impressive repertoire. In her early career she was known as Loretta Clemens and in her later career she was known as Loretta Tupper She featured in numerous television commercials and was famous for playing the old lady in the Fruit of the Loom television commercials from the 1980s. She was a character on the PBS Television show Sesame Street called Mrs. Mae Trump in the 1980s. She played small roles in numerous movies.
Birth and Death Data: Born May 6th, 1906 (Marblehead), Died September 16th, 1990 (The Bronx)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, piano
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-07923||10-in.||4/23/1937||Way out West||Jack and Loretta Clemens||Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and piano||vocalist, instrumentalist, piano|
|Victor||BS-07924||10-in.||4/23/1937||The lady is a tramp||Jack and Loretta Clemens||Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and piano||vocalist, instrumentalist, piano|
|Victor||BS-055548||10-in.||8/27/1940||Cat's serenade||Loretta Clemens Tupper ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tupper, Loretta Clemens," accessed January 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114441.
Tupper, Loretta Clemens. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114441.
"Tupper, Loretta Clemens." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 January 2021.
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