Mable Lee

mable leeMable Lee, the sassy chanteuse and jazz dancer with the million-dollar legs who was regaled in the 1940s as "Queen of the Soundies". She was a child prodigy who at age twelve, was performing in the first black-owned nightclub in Georgia, The Top Hat.

Lee worked at such Harlem's nightclubs as Small's, Ubangie Club, and Club Sudan. And then went to London for eighteen months, where she performed at the Palladium. The London critics called her "the second Florence Mills." During World War II, Lee performed in the first all-black USO unit; conducted by Eubie Blake and his sixteen-piece orchestra.

In 1969, she was the only woman to perform with Chuck Green, Lon Chaney, and James Buster Brown in "The Hoofers". Since 1999, Lee has performed regularly in National Tap Dance Day's "Tap Extravaganza". Like many performers from her generation, Lee has achieved that rare level of "entertainment" that identifies a true performer. Concert & Festival Favorite!