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Beulah 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Series (1950–1953)
A comedy series of a family with the central role pointed to their Negro domestic who pulls the weekly family situations together with more common sense than all of the other family members.
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Series cast summary:
Ethel Waters ...  Beulah 39 episodes, 1950-1951
Louise Beavers ...  Beulah 33 episodes, 1952
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A comedy series of a family with the central role pointed to their Negro domestic who pulls the weekly family situations together with more common sense than all of the other family members.

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Comedy

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beulah Show See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The television series was based on the radio series that ran on CBS Radio from 1945 to 1954. Over the course of the series, Beulah was played by five different actors, the first two of whom were white men: Marlin Hurt from 1945 to 1946, Bob Corley in 1947, Hattie McDaniel from 1947 to 1952 (who also played the role on television in 1952), Lillian Randolph from 1952 to 1953 and her elder sister Amanda Randolph from 1953 to 1954. See more »

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I'm confused
13 June 2008 | by wmav01See all my reviews

I've picked up a few of these episodes from the internet archive of public domain shows. These episodes star Louise Beavers, and I believe they are from 1952. I can't find a good episode list but according to IMDb there were 3 more Beulahs besides Louise Beavers, including Hattie McDaniel from "Gone with the Wind", Ethel Waters, and Amanda Rudolph all in a 3 year period. Why so many changes? I know Hattie McDaniel died in 52, but I still can't believe a show with so many main character changes, let alone the fact she was black in the 50's would stay on TV. Stranger still I have a spattering of early TV listings from 1952 and 1953, this show is not in any evening lineup. Was this some kind of show syndicated to different markets? Any experts out there can educate me?


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