Rusty Warren

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Rusty Warren
Birth nameIlene Goldman
Born(1931-03-17) March 17, 1931 (age 81)
New York City
MediumStage, now
NationalityUnited States
Subject(s)Sex
Websitehttp://www.RustyWarren.com
 
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Rusty Warren
Birth nameIlene Goldman
Born(1931-03-17) March 17, 1931 (age 81)
New York City
MediumStage, now
NationalityUnited States
Subject(s)Sex
Websitehttp://www.RustyWarren.com

Rusty Warren (born March 17, 1931) is an American comedian and musician.

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Early life

Warren was born Ilene Goldman in New York City and adopted six months later[citation needed] by a couple from Milton, Massachusetts. She studied piano at the New England Conservatory of Music and then taught there briefly after obtaining her degree. Her musical mentor at the time was Arthur Fiedler, who later became the conductor of the Boston Pops.

Career

She recorded for Jubilee Records, then GNP Crescendo Records which reissued some of her earlier Jubilee albums.

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 "Knockers Up" from the 1960 album of the same name. The women in the audience were encouraged to stand up and march through the room with "their knockers held high." This was followed by the song "Bounce Your Boobies" in which Warren encouraged women to relieve themselves of their bras.

Personal life

Warren, who lives in Honolulu, is very active in local charities. She vacations in Palm Springs and Hollywood with friends and hosts her website. Warren recently produced a DVD that chronicles her life in show business. The DVD, Rusty Warren: Knockers Up! The Lady Behind the Laughs, was released by GNP Crescendo in 2008.

Discography

Albums

Reissued albums

Singles

External links