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Birthday of Amy Mae Coomer, show biz' Evelyn West, Jan. 30

A successful Adair Countian with an important job in Louisville, KY was at the Circle R Restaurant January 15, 2012, and noted that scant local recognition is given to Amy Mae Coomer, and that something ought to be done about it.

Annie Mae Coomer was better known as Evelyn West an entertainer whose talents and endowments surpassed those of her lesser rivals of the day, Jane Russell, Anita Eckberg, Jane Mansfield, and Marilyn Monroe.

There's an entry on her in Wikipedia: Evelyn West), Elroy, Adair County, KY native (1921-2004). And there are many links to videos of her performances in Google.

Something should be done. Just what we're not sure. Maybe a statue. Maybe a plaque. Her name and birthday has been entered in the CM list of Birthdays, Anniversaries and In Memory Birthdays. What else ought to be done? -CM

This story was posted on 2012-01-15 16:11:32
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