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

‘Ethel Waters, famed blues singer and actress, was born in Chester, PA, on this date October

Ethel Waters was one of the most popular African-American singers and actresses of the 1920s. She moved to New York in 1919 after touring in vaudeville shows as a singer and a dancer.

Second Black Actor to be nominated for an Academy Award. Known for being a great Blues singer. Ethel Waters iconic role came when in the movie "Pinky" as a grandmother of black woman who passes for white.

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

In 1921 Ethel Waters was picked up by Black Swan Records, a publisher of what were then known as “race records.” Initially, race records were for black audiences (right?), but it wasn…

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Ethel Waters: selected recordings, 1921-1934

African American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress, Ethel Waters. She performed jazz, big band and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concert

Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) was an African-American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress

Ethel Waters (October 1896 – September was an African-American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress from Chester, PA in the Philadelphia area.

Ethel Waters - His Eye Is One The Sparrows...I love her version...and remember this fondly from my childhood!

Ethel Waters - His Eye Is On The Sparrow ( 1975 ) *Brought tears of joy to my eyes. ♥ Ethel Waters was an incredible woman.

Ethel Waters sporting a close crop style, awesome, now that's glamour, not everyone can rock a short style, she has a beautiful face flawless skin.  This is before Photoshop.

Ethel Waters: selected recordings, 1921-1934

Ethel Waters (October 1896 - September was an Oscar-nominated American blues vocalist and actress. She was the second African A.

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Waters was an American jazz, blues, actress and gospel vocalists. She was the second African-American woman after Hattie McDaniel, to be.

I know I'm somebody 'cause God don't make no junk. •  Actress & vocalist Ethel Waters (1896-1977)

In Ethel Waters became the first black singer to appear on television and the first black America to star to appear in her own television show, The Ethel Waters Show. This was an experimental,.

Ethel Waters sings Am I Blue from the 1929 motion picture "On With the Show". This was the first sound movie filmed in color-unfortunately, only black and white copies survive. Also co-starring with Waters in this film are Betty Compson, Arthur Lake and Joe E. Brown. In the second half of the clip, Ms.Waters is accompanied by The Four Emperors of Harmony. The song would become her signature.

Ethel Waters sings Am I Blue from the 1929 motion picture "On With the Show". This was the first sound movie filmed in color-unfortunately, only black and wh.

Cabin In the Sky, starring Ethel Waters, Eddie Rochester Anderson and Lena Horne.

The film version of Cabin in the Sky starred Ethel Waters as Petunia and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson of Jack Benny fame as Little Joe. Lena Horne co-starred as the temptress Georgia Brown in her first and only leading role in an MGM musical.

Stars of Vaudeville #72: Ethel Waters | Travalanche

Ethel Waters: Baltimore, Broadway, and Billy Graham

[Pic: Ethel Waters] There’s a brilliant quote that winds up the trailer for the new film about Bessie Smith's life starring Queen Latifah, “The blues is not about people knowing you, it’s about you knowing people”.

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