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Ethel Waters

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. She frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although she began her career in the 1920s singing blues. Her best-known recordings includes, "Dinah", "Birmingham Bertha", "Stormy Weather" "Hottentot Potentate", and "Cabin in the Sky", as well as her version of the spiritual, "His Eye Is on the Sparrow". Waters was the second African American to be nominated for an Academy Award. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ethel Waters, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 31, 1896 In Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie On with the Show! 1929-07-13
Latest Project:
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There 2003-01-01
Known For
Poster of Wild Women Don't Have the Blues
Poster of Daniel Boone
Poster of What's My Line?
Poster of The Ed Sullivan Show
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Self (archive material) 2003-01-01
Movie Blues Masters Self (archive footage) 1999-01-01
Movie Wild Women Don't Have the Blues Self (archive footage) 1989-01-01
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-16
Movie Black Shadows on the Silver Screen Self (archive footage) 1975-04-19
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Series The Barbara McNair Show Unknown 1969-09-13
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie The Sound and the Fury Dilsey 1959-03-27
Movie The Heart is a Rebel Gladys 1958-01-01
Movie Carib Gold Mom 1957-09-30
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Series Playwrights '56 Unknown 1955-10-04
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The Member of the Wedding Berenice Sadie Brown 1952-12-25
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Series Beulah Unknown 1950-10-03
Movie Pinky Dicey Johnson 1949-09-28
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Soundies Festival Unknown 1945-01-01
Movie The Voice That Thrilled the World Herself (segment 'On with the Show!') (archive footage) 1943-01-01
Movie Cabin in the Sky Petunia Jackson 1943-04-09
Movie Stage Door Canteen Ethel Waters 1943-06-24
Movie Tales of Manhattan Esther 1942-08-05
Movie Cairo Cleona Jones, Marcia's Maid 1942-08-17
Movie Let My People Live Unknown 1939-03-10
Movie Bubbling Over Ethel Peabody 1934-04-19
Movie Gift of Gab Herself 1934-09-01
Movie Rufus Jones for President Mother of Rufus 1933-09-09
Movie Love Me Tonight Madame Dutoit - Dressmaker (uncredited) 1932-08-18
Movie On with the Show! Ethel 1929-07-13