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.

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Ethel Waters: selected recordings, 1921-1934

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.]

The great Harlem Renaissance actress and singer Ethel Waters as photographed by Harlem Renaissance author & historian Carl Van Vechten in 1932. Copyright Van Vechten Trust/Eakins Press Foundation  http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2015/feb/19/carl-van-vechten-harlem-photographs/?insrc=wbll

The great Harlem Renaissance actress and singer Ethel Waters as photographed by Harlem Renaissance author & historian Carl Van Vechten in 1932. Copyright Van Vechten Trust/Eakins Press Foundation http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2015/feb/19/carl-van-vechten-harlem-photographs/?insrc=wbll

ORINDA Limited Edition Diahann Carroll & Ellington Orchestra Ethel Waters Music

ORINDA Limited Edition Diahann Carroll & Ellington Orchestra Ethel Waters Music

THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING Set of 8 Lobby Cards Carson McCullers Ethel Waters

THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING Set of 8 Lobby Cards Carson McCullers Ethel Waters

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

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

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