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 guess singing is the traditional outlet for the colored people. The very thing that is paramount in my mind I can find expression for in just humming a song. But, of course, there is solid prayer for other things in my mind. Oh, I can get angry and curse a little (of course, the Lord look the other way). I don't take the Lord's name in vain, don't get that idea. But I have a vocabulary without ...
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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