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A Mother at 11: Moms Mabley’s Life Story and Merchandising Rights Acquired by Badami Productions

 width=Yes, Moms led a very interesting life. She was raped, got pregnant and gave birth to her first child at 11 years of age. Can’t wait to see the story. K

Producer/Director Frank Badami and Producer Katie Jones Badami, are happy to announce that Badami Productions, along with comedian Marion Sweet, have acquired the exclusive life story and all merchandising rights in all media for all types of production of The Loretta Mary Atkins aka Jackie “Moms Mabley” story, with the “Moms Mabley” family as partners.

Frank, Katie and Marion along with Natalie Wells Tibbs have begun development on “Moms” projects, ranging from Film, TV and books to tee shirts and coffee cups and all the shades in between!

Frank states that he will immediately reach out to members of our business and entertainment communities to successfully bring the iconic “Moms Mabley” back to our national and international audience, so she can entertain us again and to enshrine Loretta Atkins with the status that she deserves.

“Moms Mabley” was referred to as and is “The Original Queen of Comedy”. Historians note her as the first female comedian to gain national recognition. “Moms’ “ comedy was social and political and was delivered in a personal way. Her material was cutting edge. Moms often covered subjects that others were afraid to joke about. During her lifetime, Mabley performed at many venues including The ApolloTheater and on popular TV shows; Show, Flip Wilson Show, Jack Benny Show, Merv Griffin, , and had an ABC-TV Special. Three Presidents, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter invited Moms to the White House.

View Moms performances at http://jackiemomsmabley.com
Email contact: [email protected]
Web page for this press release: http://www.badamitv.com/momsmabley.php

About Frank Badami, Katie Jones Badami & Badami Productions
Frank Badami is the president of Badami Productions. For 14 consecutive years, Badami Productions has produced, distributed and sold the national advertising for it’s first run syndication television shows: “A Gospel Christmas”, “African American Short Films” and “Gospel Music Presents”, as well as for short films and documentaries.

Katie Jones Badami, 16-year veteran producer of the long-running popular TV series “Soul Train” is the vice president of Badami Productions.

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.


  1. when is this project due to become public? would love to be a part of it.
    i am an actor who has portrayed Moms and loved it!

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