Ethel Waters

So many African-American women have graced television but do you know who was the first leading lady?  In 1950  Ethel Waters became the first black woman to have a lead role on the television show called Beulah.   In addition to acting Waters was an accomplished singer and dancer making her a triple threat in the […]

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”, […]