American Federation of Actors

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The American Federation of Actors (AFA) was an early actors union, supported by Sophie Tucker who was elected president in 1938. In 1939 the AFA was disbanded by the American Federation of Labor for financial mismanagement; the AFL issued a charter to the succeeding American Guild of Variety Artists, with some AFA members joining the Actors' Equity Association.[1]


  1. ^ [1] "Sophie spanked", TIME July 24, 1939