Ethel Waters


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Noun1.Ethel Waters - United States actress and singer (1896-1977)
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its last performances are Friday through Sunday - followed by a series of concerts that include "Rhapsody in Blue," billed as the best of the '20s, an evening of hot jazz called "Riverboat Shuffle" and a tribute called "Careless Love," in which guest artist Clairdee and local singers Marisa Frantz and Siri Vik honor jazz-and-blues era singers Ethel Waters, Bessie Smith and Annette Hanshaw.
Now it's back to brighten up the summer with songs from the 1920s and '30s heyday of the Harlem Renaissance, by the likes of Fats Waller, Ethel Waters, Cab Calloway and Josephine Baker.
The actress appeared in the 1952 film version, too, with her original Broadway co-stars, Ethel Waters and Brandon De Wilde, and received an Academy Award nomination.
Distinguished film and theater historian Donald well-illustrated biography of the legendary Ethel Waters is engaging.
8221; With inspiration from Ethel Waters, who wrote the title track with Sidney Easton, the CD repertoire includes titles like “Sweet Man,” “West End Blues” and “Brother You Got Me Wrong.
As he does with the rest of Minnelli's catalog of films, Griffin gives us the dope on the off-camera goings-on during the shooting, in this case a rivalry between Ethel Waters and the exquisite Lena Home, whom the former felt was getting too much attention from the director.
Thus, through the performance of Ethel Waters as Dicey Johnson, white audiences were able to identify with the black experience of oppression and embrace the legitimacy of civil rights legislation.
In 1916, Charles Gilpin will establish the Lafayette Players and set the stage for Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Earl Hines, Stepin Fetchit and others.
Crystal, who now lives in Washington DC, is the niece of legendary Cotton Club singer Ethel Waters and the daughter of jazz musician Junior Waters.
This biography of singer and actress Ethel Waters traces her career, including how she became a singer, her Broadway appearances, the film version of Cabin in the Sky, other films she appeared in, and recordings.
Though he was called a culture vulture, voyeur and white decadent by some, it was through Van Vechten that Larsen made many life-altering liaisons, meeting Ethel Waters, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Zora Neale Hurston, Gertrude Stein, and most propitiously, Alfred and Blanche Knopf, the publishers of Larsen's novels.
During his more than five decades in show business, Berlin wrote songs ranging from the soulful "Supper Time" (1933), intoned by Ethel Waters, and the rousing "Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)" (1946), belted by Ethel Merman, to the hilarious numbers performed by the Marx Brothers in "The Cocoanuts" (1925).