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Ethel Waters

Ethel Waters
Personal information
OccupationActress, vocalist
Years active1921 1977
Associated actsJosephine Baker
Alberta Hunter
Bessie Smith
Fletcher Henderson

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Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 September 1, 1977) was 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.

Her best-known recordings includes, "Dinah", "Birmingham Bertha", "Stormy Weather", "Hottentot Potentate", "Am I Blue?", and "Cabin in the Sky", as well as her version of the spiritual "His Eye Is on the Sparrow". Waters was the second African American to be nominated for an Academy Award.

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