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Ethel Waters was a blues, jazz, gospel vocalist and actress. Married at the age of 13. She was the first black woman in an otherwise white Broadway show. She was the second African American nominated for an Oscar and later in life toured with Billy Graham on his crusades. via| Tumblr

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1939: First African American to star in her own television program: Ethel Waters, The Ethel Waters Show, on NBC.

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Ethel Waters, Singer & Actress - Famous Pennsylvanians - Born October 31, 1896, Chester, Pennsylvania

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Ethel Waters | "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." -Wikipedia

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From the 1860s to the 1960s one of the few employment opportunities for black women in America was as a domestic servant. Consequently, the Mammy stereotype became the standard characterization of black women in film and television. The mammy roles, played by actress like Hattie McDaniels, Louise Be...From the 1860s to the 1960s one of the few employment opportunities for black women in America was as a domestic servant. Consequently, the Mammy stereotype became the standard characterization…

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Ethel Waters (1896-1977) born in Pennsylvania. She is a most talented vocalist in blues, jazz,& gospel; recorded many records. Performed on stage & concerts. Acted in many films and briefly on the Beulah TV

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