Known as the Knockers Up Gal, she has frequently been called the mother of the sexual revolution. Her career began in the early 1950s in Phoenix, Arizona. Later she moved her act to Las Vegas, Nevada. Her comedy routines exposed the subject of sex from a female perspective. Her most famous contribution to the sexual revolution was the song “Bounce Your Boobies” in which Warren encouraged women to relieve themselves of their bras
At a 1909 appearance, the luggage containing Tucker’s makeup kit was stolen shortly before the show, and she hastily went on stage without her customary blackface. Tucker was a bigger hit without her makeup than with it, and, at the advice of Morris, she never wore blackface again.
Tucker played piano and sang burlesque and vaudeville tunes, at first in blackface. She later said that this was at the insistence of theatre managers, who said she was “too fat and ugly” to be accepted by an audience in any other context. She even sang songs that acknowledged her heft, such as “Nobody Loves a Fat Girl, But Oh How a Fat Girl Can Love”.
She made a name for herself in a style that was known at the time as a “Coon Shouter,” performing African American influenced songs. Not content with performing in the simple minstrel traditions, Tucker hired some of the best African American singers of the time to give her lessons, and hired African American composers to write songs for her act.
Fields was plagued with health problems the last two years of her life. In April 1976, her left leg was amputated above the knee when surgery to remove a blood clot failed. This caused her to use an Amigo POV/Scooter for mobility. In June 1977, to the astonishment of her fans, Fields starred in the Home Box Office special seriesStanding Room Only, beginning her show seated in a wheelchair. As the audience welcomed her, she stood up, causing the cheering audience to stand with her. Said Fields: “I’ve waited all my life to say this… I weigh less than Elizabeth Taylor!”
Water cure has since come to have two opposing definitions, which can cause confusion. (a) a course of medical treatment by hydrotherapy (b) a form of torture in which a person is forced to drink large quantities of water