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

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

Ethel Waters - Ethel Waters' Greatest Years (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs

Ethel Waters - Ethel Waters Greatest Years

Ethel Waters - Ethel Waters' Greatest Years (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs

Ethel Waters - Ethel Waters Sings / Great Jazz Stars (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs

Ethel Waters - Ethel Waters Sings Great Jazz Stars

Ethel Waters - Ethel Waters Sings / Great Jazz Stars (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs

Ethel Waters..."I know I'm somebody 'cause God don't make no junk." [Probably one of my favorite statements of all time and one that I carry with me always.]

Ethel Waters..."I know I'm somebody 'cause God don't make no junk." [Probably one of my favorite statements of all time and one that I carry with me always.]

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 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 | "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

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

DUKE ELLINGTON COTTON CLUB PARADE ETHEL WATERS 1930s GRAPHIC ART SHEET MUSIC

DUKE ELLINGTON COTTON CLUB PARADE ETHEL WATERS 1930s GRAPHIC ART SHEET MUSIC

Happy Birthday, Ethel Waters!  When our name is called in glory, tell them we'll be there  Click and Read here:  http://debimason.blogspot.com/2014/10/when-our-name-is-called-in-glory-tell.html?spref=fb

Happy Birthday, Ethel Waters! When our name is called in glory, tell them we'll be there Click and Read here: http://debimason.blogspot.com/2014/10/when-our-name-is-called-in-glory-tell.html?spref=fb

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. The first Black woman with the lead role in a TV series in 1950. She was the second African American nominated for an Oscar and later in life toured with Billy Graham on his crusades.

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. The first Black woman with the lead role in a TV series in 1950. She was the second African American nominated for an Oscar and later in life toured with Billy Graham on his crusades.

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

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

Rex Ingram, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne, Kenneth Spencer, Ethel Waters in Cabin in the Sky

Rex Ingram, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne, Kenneth Spencer, Ethel Waters in Cabin in the Sky

Ethel Waters sings "His Eye is on the Sparrow"

Ethel Waters sings "His Eye is on the Sparrow"

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