Ethel Waters


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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", "Stormy Weather", "Taking a Chance on Love", ... more »

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  • ''I have no acting technique.... I act instinctively. That's why I can't play any role that isn't based on something in my life.''
    Ethel Waters (1900-1977), U.S. actor and singer. As quoted in Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage, vol. 2, by William C. Young (1975). ...
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