Appeared (as "Ella", "Josephine Baker") in "As Thousands Cheer" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music / lyrics by Irving Berlin
. Book by Moss Hart
. Musical Director: Frank Tours
. Music orchestrated by Adolph Deutsch
, Frank Tours, Ed Powell, Russell Wooding and Helmy Kresa. Choreographed by Charles Weidman. Press Representative:
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I just let singing out the way it comes to me. Once the orchestra gets used to letting themselves go, everything works out fine. The song is really the main thing, the song and the way you sing it.
There is a park named in her honor in her hometown of Chester, Pennsylvania. Ethel Waters Park is located at Third & Dock Streets and a plaque reading "dedicated to the city of Chester for the enjoyment of its people" was placed there May 1, 1972 following "Ethel Waters Week," which ran from April 24th to April 30, 1972. April 30, 1972 was proclaimed "Ethel Waters Day" in Pennsylvania by then ...
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