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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 Blues Masters 1999-01-01
Known For
Poster of Blues Masters
Poster of Rufus Jones for President
Movie Blues Masters 1999-01-01
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-17
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
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
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
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
Movie Pinky Pinky's Granny 1949-09-28
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Cabin in the Sky Petunia Jackson 1943-04-09
Movie Stage Door Canteen Herself 1943-06-24
Movie Tales of Manhattan Esther 1942-08-05
Movie Cairo Cleona Jones, Marcia's Maid 1942-08-17
Movie Gift of Gab Herself 1934-09-01
Movie Rufus Jones for President Mother of Rufus 1933-09-08
Movie On with the Show! Ethel 1929-07-13