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
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
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", "Heat Wave", Waters was the second African American, after Hattie McDaniel, to be nominated for an Academy Award.