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Ethel Moses (1904–1982)

In the 1920s and 1930s Ethel Moses was one of the most popular Harlem performer. Then she became the most popular, most recognizable, most beloved actress of Black cinema in the late 1930s and even to this day. Ethel Moses was what you might call a Harlem star. She was apart of the Golden Era of Harlem and during her tenure on the stage she was ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 78) in Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Known For

Gone Harlem
Gone Harlem Actress
(1938)
God's Step Children
God's Step Children Mrs. Cushinberry / Her Daughter Eva
(1938)
Birthright
Birthright Cissie Deldine
(1939)
Temptation
Temptation Helen Ware
(1935)

Filmography

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 1939 Birthright
Cissie Deldine
 1938 God's Step Children
Mrs. Cushinberry / Her Daughter Eva
 1938 Gone Harlem
 1937 Underworld
Evelyn Martin
 1935 Temptation
Helen Ware
 1935 Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party (Short)
Cotton Club Dancer (uncredited)
 1934 Cab Calloway's Hi-De-Ho (Short)
Cotton Club Performer (uncredited)
 1924 Birthright
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 2008 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Herself: Clip from 'Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party'
- Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun (2008) ... Herself: Clip from 'Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party'
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Trivia:

Sister of Lucia Lynn Moses. See more »

Nickname:

The Black Jean Harlow

Star Sign:

Taurus

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