Married briefly to Wallace in 1910, she promptly left him to appear in Follies Bergere, moving on to Hollywood and films.
She never allowed herself to be dependent on a man, financially or otherwise.
Her first Broadway appearance was in the revue "A la Broadway and Hello, Paris" on 09/22/1911.
She continued to alternate between Broadway and vaudeville, with an occasional nightclub act, for the next 15 years.
We’ve gathered up 30 witty dating quotes from celebrities in the hopes that a little bit of insight, intelligence, and, yes, laughter can help you take on Valentine’s season with a bit of a different attitude. — Jennifer Lopez MORE: 50 Motivational Career Quotes to Help You Kick Ass at Work 10. Asked about the various efforts to impede her career, West replied: "I believe in censorship.I made a fortune out of it." While true, she also suffered greatly because of it, even going to jail for her right to freedom of speech. Her other siblings were Mildred Katherine West, later known as Beverly (December 8, 1898 – March 12, 1982), and John Edwin West, II (sometimes inaccurately called "John Edwin West, Jr."; February 11, 1900 – October 12, 1964).Admittedly, Mae West isn't someone I've thought about often--seeing as how Go Retro has a tendency to focus on people, places and things from the 60s through the 80s. West the other night, and damn, there really ought to be a movie made about her life.To most folks, she is remembered best for her trademark husky voice (back in the day she would have been referred to affectionately as a "broad"), platinum locks and sassy double entendres.