The fame and glitz of Kay Tucker, who was known as Katharine Aldridge in her professional career, is documented in a new limited-edition, high-quality album published in 2016. Tucker’s daughter, Carey Cameron, who wrote and produced the book, has donated the album to the Special Collections at the Walsh History Center of the Camden Public Library. “What a treasure!” exclaimed the library’s Dave Jackson when he first saw the volume. The book was designed by Roderick Hook and Barbara Favicchia, also of Camden.
Kay Tucker, and now her daughter, have maintained a home in Camden since 1956. The album spans Tucker’s career from her instantaneous success as a model in 1937 through her film and acting career into the 1950s. Tucker was featured on the cover of Life magazine three times. “Only Winston Churchill was on the cover of Life more!” said Cameron. The book may viewed in the Walsh History Center, open noon to 3:00 pm Monday through Saturday.