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Appeared (as "Petunia Jackson") in "Cabin in the Sky" on Broadway. Musical fantasy. Music by Vernon Duke
. Book by Lynn Root
(based on his story "Little Joe"). Lyrics by John La Touche
. Vocal arrangements by Hugh Martin. Musical Director: Max Meth. Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino
, Charles Cook, Fod Livingston and Nathan ...
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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.
October 15, 1953 was designated "Ethel Waters Day" in New York City by Mayor Vincent R. Impellitteri. Waters was honored in a City Hall ceremony by the Mayor and the Negro Actors Guild for her "limitless and tireless efforts" in advancing the country's democratic ideals at home and abroad. Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, founders of the Guild, were on hand for the occasion.
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