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

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

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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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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: selected recordings, 1921-1934

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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.]

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

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Dianne Caroll, Hattie McDaniel, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, Ethel Waters, Dorthy Dandridge, Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt, Cicely Tyson.

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