Date(s) - 02/22/2024
Pasadena Senior Center
Nobody tells stories like Miss Etta Mae Mumphries, the alter ego of African American writer/actor/comedian Karen Bankhead.
Miss Etta Mae will share some of her stories at the Pasadena Senior Center during a special Black History Month performance.
A fount of wisdom, Miss Etta Mae has met and influenced exceptional people throughout her extraordinarily long life, including Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Sammy Davis Jr.
Bankhead, a veteran actress and screenwriter, studied at Second City, was a member of The Groundlings Sunday Company and was cofounder, producer and performer with groundbreaking improv groups such as Hold the Cream, and Foxy, Fine, and Funny. She has been a cast member in plays from California to New York and received the NAACP Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2020 for her role as the flower child Wanda in the play “Three Times a Lady,” which made its national debut in Los Angeles. She has performed stand-up at such renowned clubs as The Comedy Store, The Ice House, and The Improv. Bankhead has played a variety of roles on television shows, including “Will & Grace,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and many more.
> The program is free for members of the Pasadena Senior Center and only $5 for nonmembers 50 and older. Residence in Pasadena is not required. To register or for more information, visit this website or call 626-795-4331.